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A R Y, 

Hot, tJc Arte Poer, 

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A MAN of your character can no more prevent a 
^ "^ dedication, than he would encourage one j for 
merit, like a virgin's blufhcs, is (lill moil difcovered, 
when it labours mod to \)c concealed. 

It is hard, that to think well of you, fhould be but 
juftice, and to tell you fo, fhould be an offence : thus, 
rather than violate your modefly, I mufl be wanting to 
your other virtues j and, to gratify one good quality, do 
wrong to a thoufand. 

The world generally meafures our efleem by the ar- 
dour of our pretences j and will fcarce believe that fo 
much zeal in the heart, can be confiflent with fo much 
faintnefs in the exprefTion ,- but when they reflefl on 
your readinefs to do good, and your induflry to hide it; 
on your pafllon to oblige, and your pain to hear it 
owned; they will conclude that acknowledgements 
would be ungrateful to a pcifon, who even feems to 
receive the obligations he coofsrs. 

But though I fhould perfuade myfelf to be filcnt 
upon all occaiions ; thofe more polite arts, which, till 
of late, have languifhed and decayed, would appear 
under their prefent advantages, and own you for one of 
their generous reftorcrs ; infomuch, that Sculpture now 
breathes, Painting fpeaks, Mufic ravifhes ; and as you 
help to refine our tafte, you diftinguifh your own. 

B z Y©ur 


Your aprrobarion of this poem, is the only exceptioJi 
to the opinion the world has of your judgemcat, that 
ought to rcHfh nothing fo much as what you write 
yourfelf r but you arc rcfolved to forget to be a critic^ 
by rcn[\embciin'^ you are a friend. To fay more, would 
be uncafy to you j and to fay lefs, would be uojuft in • 

Your humble Servant. 


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O INCE this following Poem in a manner dole into 
*^ the world, I could not be furprized to find it un- 
correft : though I can no more fay I was a ftranger to 
its coming abroad, than that I approved of the Pub- 
liflier*s precipitation in doing it ; for a hurry in the 
execution generally produces a leifure in reflexion ; 
fo when wc run the fafteft, we flun^blc the oftcneft. 
However, the errors of the prirtcr liave not been 
greater than the candour of tlie reader : and if I could 
but fay the fame of the defe£ls of the author, he would 
need no juftificarion againft the cavik of fome furious 
critics, who, I am fare, would have been better pleafcd 
if they had met with more faults. 

Their grand objcclion is, that the Fury Difcafe is an 
improper machine to recite charadtcrs, and recommend 
the example of prcfcnt writers : but though I had the 
authority of fome Greek and Latin Poets, upon parallel 
inilanccs, to juftify the defign; y^t that I might noL 
introduce any thing that fecmed ir.confillent, or hare!, I 
llartcd this objc£lion myfeif, to a gentleman, very re- 
markable in this fort of criticifm, who would by no 
means allow that the contrivance was forced, or liu 
condu£l incongruous. 

Difcafe is rcprefented a Fury as well as Envy : Hic is 

imagined to l)e forced by an incantation from her I'ccfis; 

B 3 aiHl, 


Mod, to he rcfcngcd on rhe Excrcift, moni£es him with 
an intrcxluc^ion of fcrcril p^rfcns eminent in an accom- 
pllHiment he has made feme advances in. 

Nor is the compliment Icfs to any great genius men- 
tioned iliCTt i (ince a rcry ticnd, who naturally repines 
at any excellency, h forced to cocfefs Low happily 
ihfv have all fuccctdc<l. 

Their next obje£^ion if, that I have imitated the Lu- 
trin of Monficur Boileau. I muft own, I am proud of 
the imputation j unlcf* tlicir quarrel 1)e, that I have not 
done it enough : but he that uiil give himfclf the trouble 
f/f examining, will find I hsvc copied him in nothing 
but in I wo or three lines in the complaint of MolciTe, 
Canfo lU and in one in his fii II Canto; the fenfe of 
which line is entirely hi^ and I could wifh it were not 
the only gootl one in mine. 

I have Ipokc to the moil material objeftions I have 
Itcard of, and fliall tell ihtfe gcntkmcn, that for every 
f mlt they pretend to fin^i in this poem, I will undertake 
to Ihcw them two. One of ihcfe curious perfons does 
mc the honour to fny, he approves of the conclufion of 
ji ; but I fuppoftf it is upon no other reafon, but becaufe 
ii is the conclufion. However, I fhould not be much 
concerned not to Ik: thought excellent in ati amufement 
J have very little piactifcd hitherto, nor perhaj>b ever 
(hall av;ain. 

RepuHMon of this fort is very hard to be got, and 

very cafy to be loll; its purfuit is painful, and its pof- 

f< fiin:i unfruitful ; nor had I ever attempted ajiy thing 

in this ki ul, till hiuiing the animofuies among tl»e 

I Men b«r; 


Members of the College of Phyficians increafing daily 
(notwithftanding the frequent exhortations^ of our worthy 
Preiidcnt to the contrary) I was pcrfuaded to attempt 
fomethlng of this nature, and to endeavour to railly fome 
of our difafFefted Members into a fcnfe of their duty, 
who have hitherto moft obftinately oppofed all manner 
of union; and have continued fo unreafonably refra6lory, 
that it was thought fit by the College, to reinforce the 
obfervance of the llatutes by a bond, which fpme of 
them would not comply with, though none of them had 
rcfufed the ceremony of the cuftomary oath; like fome 
that will truffc their wives with any body, but their 
money with none. I was forry to find there could be 
any conftitution that was not to be cured without poifon, 
and that there fhould be a profpeft of effefting it by a. 
lefs grateful method than reafon and perfuafion. 

The original of this difFereiice has been of fome {land- 
ing, though it did not break out to fury and* cxceft, 
until ths time of eie6ting the Difpenfary, being an 
apartment in the 'college, fet up for the relief of the {ick 
poor, and managed ever Cnce with an integrity and 
difmrereft, fuitablc to fo charitable a dcfign. 

If any perfon would he more fully informed about the 
particulars of fo pious a work, I refer him to a Treatifc, 
fct forth by the authority of the PrcIldcnt and Cenfors, 
in the year 97. It is called, <* A fhon Account of the 
<* Proceedings of the Collej^e of Phyficians, London, in 
«* relation to the Tick Poor.'* The reader may there 
rot only be informed of tlie rife and progrcfs of this lb 
public an undertaking, but alio of th^ concurrence and 
B 4 cncoFuragemcnt 

t P R E F A C K. 

encouragement it met with from the mod, as well at 
the moft ancient Members of the Society, notwithftand- 
ing the vigorous o;.p3rition of a few men, who thought 
it their intereft to defeat fo laudable a defign. 

The intention of this preface is not to perfuadc man- 
kind to cuter into our quarrels, but to vindicate the au- 
thor from being cenfured of taking any indecent liberty 
with a faculty he has the honour to be a member of. If 
the fatire may appear direfted at any particular perfon^ 
k is at f'.ich only as arc prefumed to be engaged in difho- 
nourable confederacies for mean and mercenary ends, 
againft the dignity of their own profeflion. But if there 
be no fuch, then thcfe charafters are but imaginary, and 
by confequence ought to give nobody offence. 

The defcription of the battle is grounded upon a feud 
that happened in the Difpenfary, betwixt a member of 
the College with his retinue, and feme of the fervants 
that attended there to difpenfe the medicines; and is fo 
far real, though the poetical relation be fi6litious. I hope 
Bobody will think the author too undecently refle6lin{^ 
through the whole, who, being too liable to faults himfelf, 
ought to be lefs fevere upon the mifcarriages of others. 
There \s a charaftcr in this trivial performance, which 
the town, I find, applies to a paniculav perfon: it is a 
refle6lion which I (hould be fbrry fiiould give offence; 
being no more than what may be faid of any phyfician 
remarirable for much praclice. The killing of numbers 
of patients is fo trite a piece of raillery, that ic ough;: not 
to make the Icaft imprellion, either upon the reader, or 
the perfoft ic is applied to ; being one that I think in my 


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Subfcribed by the Prefident, Cenfor, moil of the 

£le6ts, Senior Fellows, Candidates, &c. of 

the College of Physicians, in 

relation to the Sick Poor. 

TTTHEREAS the fevcral orders of the College of 
^ ^ Phyficians, London, for prefcribing medicines 
gratis to the poor (ick of the cities of London and 
WeAminftcr, and pans adjacent ; as alfo propofals made 
by the faid College to the Lord Mayor, Court of Al- 
dermen, and Common Council, of London, in pur- 
fuancc thereof ; have hitherto been ineffc£lual, for that 
no method hath been taken to furnifli the poor with 
medicines for their cure at low and reafonablc rates ; 
we therefore whofe names are here under-written, fel- 
lows and members of the faid College, being willing 
cfFeftually to promote fo great a charity, by the counfel 
and good-liking of the Prefident and College declared 
in their Comitia, hereby (to wit, each of us fcvcrally 
and apart, and not the one for-the other of us) do 
oblige ourfelves to pay to Dr. Thomas Burwell, fcllovv 
and cleft of the faid College, the fum of ten pounds 
apiece of lawful money of England, by fuch propor- 
tions, and at fuch times, as to the major part of the 
fubfcribcrs here fliall fecm moft convenient ; which 
noDey, ulien received by the faid Dr. Thomas Burwell, 


t «• j 

is to be by liim expended in preparing and delivering^ 
medicines to the poor at their intrindc value, in fuch 
manner, and at fuch times, and by fuch orders and 
dire6Hons, as by the major part of the fubfcribers hereta 
fhall in writing be hereafter appointed and dire£led for 
that purpcie. 

In witnefs whereof we have hereunto fet our han<fs 

and fealsy this twenty-fecond day of December^ li.^^ 

Tho. Millington, Prxfes. Thomas Gibfbn. 

Tho. Burwell, Eleft. and 

Sam. Collins, Eied:. 
£dw. Browne, £Ie6):. 
Rich. Torlefs, Eka. and 

Edw. Hulfe, Elca. 
Tho. Gill, Cenfor. 
WilL Dawes, Cenfor. 
Jo. Hutton. 
Rob. Brady. 
Hans Sloane. 
Rich. Morton. 
John Hawys. 
Ch. Harcl. 
Rich. Robtnfon. 
John Bateman. 
Walter Mills. 
Dan. Coxe. 
Henry Sampfon. 

Charles GoodalL 
Edm. King. 
Sam. Gartlu 
Bamh. Soame. 
Denton Nicholas. 
Jofcph Gay lard. 
John Wcx)llafton* 
Steph. Hunt. 
Oliver Horfeman. 
Rich. Morton, Jun^ 
David Hamilton* 
Hen. Morelli. 
Walter Harris. 
William Briggs* 
Th. Colladon. 
Manin Lifter. 
Jo. Col batch. 
Bernard Connor. 
W. Cockburn. 
J. Ic Fcurc. 

P. Svl- 

p. SylvcCtrc. 
Cha. Morton. 
Walter Charlton. 
Phineas Fowke. 
Tho. Alvery. 
Kob. Gray. 
John Wright. 

^ I 

James Drake. 
Sam. Morris. 
John Woodward. 


George Colebrook. 
Gideon Harvey. 

The defign of printing the fubfcribers names, h to 
ihew, that the late undertaking has the fan6Vion of a 
College aft; and that it is not a projeft carried on by 
five or fix members, as thofe that oppofe it would un« 
juftly infmuatc. 



ir P O N THE 


H that fomc genius, whofe poetic vein 
Like Montague's could a jud piece fuftain, 
lid feareh the Grecian and the Latin flore, 
thence prefent thee with the pureft ore : 
fting numbers praife thy whole defign, 
manly heauty of each nervous line! 
f how your pointed fatire's fterling wit, 
only knaves or formal blockheads hit; 
> 're gravely dull, .infipiMj ferene^ 
carry all their wifdom in their mien ; 
»m thus expos'd, thus ftripp'd of their difguifc, 
; will again admire, moft will defpife ! 
' in what noble verfe NafTau you fing, 
fuch a poet *s worthy fuch a king ! 
n Somers' charming eloquence you praife, 
lofiily your tuneful voice you raife 1 
ny poor feeble Mufe is as unfit 
•raife, as imitate what you have writ« 
Is alone fhould venture to commend 
it Dennis can't condemn, nor Dryden mend : 
It mud, writ with that fire and with that cafe, 
beaux, the ladies, and the critics, plcafe. 

C. Boyle. 

t H 1 

T O 



A S K me not, friend, what I approve or blame ; "J 
^^ Perhaps I know not why 1 like, or damn i > 
I can be pleas'd ; and I dare own I am. J 


I read dice over with a lover's eye ; 

Thou haft no faults, or I no faults can fpy ; 

Thou art all beauty, or all blindncfs I. 

Critics and aged beaux of fancy chafte, 

Who ne'er had fire, or ellc whofe fire is pafl:, 

Muft judge by rules what they want force to tafle, 

I would a poet, like a miftrefs, try, '^ 

Not by her hair, her hand, her nofe, her eye j i 

But by.fome namelefs power, to give me joy. J 

The nymph has Grafton's, Cecil's, Churchill's charms, • 

If with refiftlefs fires my foul ihe warms. 

With balm upon her lips, and raptures in her arms. 

Such is thy genius, and fuch art is thine. 

Some fecret magid works in every line ; 

We judge not, but we feel the power divine. 

Where all is juft, is beauteous, and is fair, 

Di(tin6iions vanilh of peculiar air. 

Loft in our pleafure, we enjoy in you 

Lucretius, Horace, Sheffield, Montague. 

And yet 'tis thought, fome critics in this town, ^ 

By rules to all, but to themfelves, unknown, L 

Will damn thy vcrfe, and juftify their own.. J 




t «5 1 

Wby let them damn : were it not wondrous hard 
Facetious Mirmil * and the City Bard, 
So Dear ally'd in learning, wit> and ikiU, 
Should not have leave to judge, as well as kill > 
Nay, let them write ; let them their forces join. 
And 'hope the-inotley piece may rival thine. 
"Safely defpife their malice, and their toil, 
Which vulgar ears alone will reach, and will defile. 
Se it thy generous pride to pleafe tht heft, 
Whofe judgement, and whofe friendlhip, is a tcfL 
With learned Hans thy healing cares be join'd ; 
^arch thoughtful Ratclifie to his inmoft mind; 
Unite, reftore your arts, and fave mankind : 
Whilft all the bufy Mirmils of the town 
fiiivyour health, and pine away their own. 
Whene'er thou would'ft a tempting Muie engage. 
Judicious Walih can befl dire^ her rage. 
To Somers and to Dorfet too fubmit. 
And let their (lamp immonalize thy wit. 
Confenting Plioebus bows, if they approve. 
And ranks tliee with the foremoft bards above* 
Whilft thefe of right the deatlilefs laurel fend. 
Be it my humble bufmefs to commend ' 1 

The faithful, honed man, and the well-natur'd friend. J 

Chr. Codrimcton. 

* Dr. Gibbons. 


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"^T^ O pndfe your healing art, would be in vain ; 

-■- The health you give, prevents the poet's pen. 

Sufficiently confirmed is your renown. 

And I but fill the chorus of the town. 

That l^t me waive, and only now admire 

The dazzling rays of your poetic fire : 
' Which its diffufive virtue does difpenfc, 
Hn. flowing verfe, and elevated fenfe. 

The town, which long has fwallow'dfooliih veife^ 

Which poetafters every where relieari'e. 

Will mend their judgement now, refine their tafte. 

And gather up th* applaufc they threw in waftc. 

The play-houfe Ihan't encourage falfe fubliine. 

Abortive thoughts, with decoration-rbymi. 
The fatire of vile fcribblers (hall appear 

On none, except upon themfclvcs, feverc : 

While yours contemns the gall of vulgar fpitc ; 

And when you feem to fmile the moil, you bite. 

T«0. Cli££K. 


[ t7 3 


A S when the people of <ht northern zone 
■^^ Find the approach of the revolving fun, 
PleaaT^t and itviv'd, they fee the new-born Hgh^ 
And dread no more eternity of night : 

Thus we, who lately, as of fumraer's heat. 
Have felt a dearth of poetry and wit. 
Once fear'd, Apollo would return no more 
From warmer climes to an ungrateful ihore. 
But you, the favourite of the tuneful Nine, 
Have made the God in his full luftre ihine ; 
Our night have chang'd into a glorious day 5 
And reach'd perfeftion in your firft cflay. 
So the young eagle, that his force would try, 
Faces the fun, and towers it to the fky. 

Others proceed to art by (low degrees, 
Aukward at firft, at length they faintly pleafej 
And ftill, whate'er tlieir firlt efforts produce, 
Tis an abortive, or an infant Mufe : 
Whilft yours, like Pallas, from the head of Jove, 
Steps out full-grown, with nobleft pace to move. 
What ancient poets to their fubjc6ts owe. 
Is here inverted, and this owes to you : 
You found it little, but have made it great. 
They could defcribe, but you alone create. 

C Now 

I t« 1 

Kow let your Mufc rife with expanded wings. 
To fing the fate of empires and of kings ; 
Great William's viftories (he '11 next rchcarfe, 
Ant) raife a trophy of immortal verfe : 
Thus to your att proportion the deiign, "\ 

And mighty things with mighty numbers joiny ^ 

A fecond Namur, or a future Boync. J 



C If 1 

P O E M S 




^ P E A K, Godclefs ! iincc 'tis thou that bcfl canft tdl, 

*^ How ancient leagues to modern difcord fell ; 

And why Phyricians were fo cautious growa 

Of orhers' lives, and laviih of tl\eir ow^ } 

How by a journey to th* Elyfian plain 5 

Peace triuinph'd, and old Time returned agaiii. 

Not far from that moCt celebrated place, 
Where angry ♦ Juliice fhews her awful face ; 
Where little villains muft fubmit to fate, 
That great ones may enjoy the world in ftatei 10 

There Hands a f dome, majeftic to the fight. 
And fuitiptuous arches bear its oval height; 

• Old Bailey. f College of Phyficians. 

C 2 A golden 



A golden globe, placM high with artful fkill, 

Seems, to t|ie diflant fight, a gilded pill : 

This pile was, by the pious patron's aim, 

kais'd for a ufe as noble as its frame i 

Kor did the learn*d focicty decline 

The propagation of that great deiigo ; 

In all her mazes, Nature's face they view*d. 

And, as flie difappear'd, their fearch purfued. 2» 

Wrapt in the (hade of night the Goddefs lies. 

Vet to the learnM unveils her dark difguife. 

But (huns the grofs accefs of vulgar eyes. 
Now (he unfolds the faint and dawning ftrifc 

Of infant atoms kindling into life ; . 25 

How du£tilc matter new meanders takes. 

And (lender trains of twifting fibres makes ; 

And how tlic vifcous feeks a clofcr tone. 

By juft degrees to harden into bone ; 

While the more loofe ftow from the vital urn, §• 

And in full tides of purple ftreams return j 

How lambent flames from life's bright lamps arife. 

And dart in emanations through the eyes ; 

How from each fluice a gentle torrent pours, 

To flake a fevcrifli heat with atnbicnt fliowers 5 gS 

Whence their mechanic powers the fpirits claim; 

How great their force, how delicate tncir frames 


Ver. 19. —they ftill purfiyecU 

They find her dubious now, and then as plain> 
l^ere ihe/s tqo. fpariog; there pvotufely vain. 


How the fame htrfeg are fifhioo'd to fuftain 
Tlie greateft pleaTaie aad die gieateft pain { 
Why bilious juice a golden light puts on^ 4* 

And floods of chyk in filrer currencs run j 
How the dim fpeck of entity began 
T* extend its leotet fbim, akid Aretch to man 2 
'to how minute an oHgiik we owe 
Young Ammon, CaBfar, and the. great NaiTau s 45 
Why paler looks impetuous rage proclaim* 
And why chill virgins redden into flame ; • 
Why envy oft* transforms with wan difguife* 
And why gay mil th iiu fmiling in the eyes i 
AH ice why Lucrece i or Sempronia, fire 1 5^ 

Why Scarfdale rages to forgive defire ; 
When Milo's vigour at th* Olympick *8 Ihown, 
Whence tropes to Finch, or impudence to Sloane 1 
How matter, by the vary'd fliapc of pores* 
Or idiots frames, or folcmn fenators. ^e 

Hence *tis we wait the wondrous caufe to find. 
How body a£ls upon impaOlve mind ; 
How fumes of wine the thinking part can fire, 
Pafi hopes revive, and prcfent joys infpirej 
Why our complexions ott* our foul declare, Co 

And liovv the paifions in the feature' are; 
How touch and harmony arife between 
Corporeal figure, and a form unfeen ; 

Vcr. 53. Why Atticus police, Brutus fcvere. 

Why Mcthwin muddy, Montagu why clear. 
C 3 iiv>v 


How quick their fscultiM tlic limb* fulfil^ 
Ard a^ at every fummons of the will ; 
With migiity truths^ myfteriqus to dcfcry. 
Which in the wmnb of diftant caufes lie- 
But now DO gruiid enquiries are clercry\>, 
Mean fa£Uon reigns where knowledge fliouM prefixle 
Peucl^ arc incrcas*dt ar>d learning kid alidc, 70 

Thus fynods oft' concern for faith con&cd. 
And for important nothings fhew a a^enl t 
The drooping fcicnifL^ ncglcfttd pine, 
And Fafat>*i beam* mih fading luflre ITiine, 
JJo r§adet$ here with hcflic looks are founds 
Horeyes in rheum, through midnight-watching, drown 'dj 
The lonely edifice in fwcars comptains 
That nothing there tuit fulltn file nee reigns. 

This place, fo fit for undiftnrb'd rcpofe, 
Tlwr God of bloth for his afyluta chofe ; 
Upon a couch of down in thcfe ahotles, 
Supir«c with foided arm'i he thought J efi nods j 
Indulging drcauif. ivis Gotlhead lull to cufe. 
With murmurs of Iwtt rills, and whifpering trees : 
The poppy and t?ach nu^diing plant difptrik 
Thdr droi^zy virtdc, *[id duU iiidnkrvce ; 
Ko pafTions inurmpt his eiify rcign^ 
No pruldcma pti?.3^k his lethargic brainy 
But durk obUvi*>n guards his jjL;aceful hL:d, 
And hty fog? liang lingering o'er Idu htiad. 
As a^^ full length the pampered monarch lay* 
ftueiitng ia eafe, *nd fittmbering life away ; 

A fpkefi 



A fpiteful noife his downy chains unties^ 
Hafies forward, and iscreafet as it fiiei. 

Firfl, feme to cleave the Aubbom * fimt engage^ 95 
Till, urg'd by blows, it fparkle* into rage : 
Some temper lute, fome fpacious yeffeh move i 
Thefe furnaces ere£^, and thoTe approve } 
Here phials in nice difcipline are fet, 
There gallipots are rang'd in alphabet* lo* 

In this place, magazines of pills you fpy ; 
In that, like forage, herbs in bundles lie { 
\Vhile lifted peftles, brandifii'd in tlic air, 
Dcfcend in peals, and civil wars declare. 
Loud (Irokes, with pounding f{»ce, the fabric rend, 195 
And aromatic clouds in fpires afcend. 

So when tl)c Cyclops o'er their anvils fweat. 
And fwelling finews echoing blows repeat; 
From the volcanos grofs eruptions rife, 
And curling fliects of fmoke obfcure the (kies* 110 

The {lumbering Gwl, amaz'd at this new din. 
Thrice drove to rife, and thrice funk down again. 
Lidlefs he ftretch'd and gaping rubb'd his eyes. 
Then faltcr'd thus betwixt half words and iighs : 

Kow impotent a deity am 1 1 ur 

With Godhead lx)rn, but curs*d, that cannot die ! 
Through my indulgence, mortals hourly ihare 
A grateful negligence, and eafe from care. 
Lull'd in my arms, how long have I with-hcld 
The northern monarchs from the dully field I 110 

* The building of the Difpenfary. 

C 4 How 



How have I kept the Bridih fien at tB&p 

From tempring the rough dangers of the feat f. 

Hit)erma PW»s the mildnefe of ray leigo. 

And my divinity ^ ador'd in Spain» 

I fwains to^fylvan folitudes ccmvey^ . X25 

Where, ilretch'd on moiTy heds, they wafte away 

In gentle joys the night, in vows the day* 

What marks of wondrous clemency I 've ifaown,. 

Some reverend worthies of the gown can own :. 

Triumphant plenty,, with a cheerful grace, . 13^1 

Bafks in their eyes, and fparkles in their face. 

How ileek their looks, how goodly is their iqien. 

When big thy ftrut behind a double ^hin !' 

Each faculty in blandifliments they lull, 

Afpi ring to be venerably dull 5 155 

No learn'd debates moleft their downy trance> 

Or difcompofc their pompous ignorance;- 

Bu^, undidurb'd, they loiter li£ef away, 

So wither green, and bloGbm in decay ; 

Deep funk in down, they, by my gentle care,. 140^ 

Avoid th* inclemencies of morning air, y 

And leave to latter'd * cjrape the drudgery of prayer. / 

t Urim was civil, and not void of fenfe. 
Had humour, and a courteous confidence : 
So. fpru6e he moves, fo gracefully he cocks, T45 

The ImllowM rofc declares him ortlKxlox : 
He pafs'd bis eafy hours, inftead of prayer, 
la madrigals, and phyihfing the fair ; 

* See Boil, Lut» t Dr» Ait^rbury. 


TRl DISFSNS ART. iCiUito I. *$ 

Cenfbnt at ft«Ai» Md Mdb dcMivm iuMiw^ 

And, iboQ u ^ Mm ippev'd, witfadnew s i|«. 

iUway t obUgiDgy iod witfaont otftoM^ 

Andfancy'd, for hb gay impotUMBikoe*. 

Bot fee how ill-aiiilakeii parts fuccaadf 

He duew off mydoiiiuiioii» and «o«ld rad ;. - 

Edgag'd in comroTCffyf wrangled welli r5^ 

In convocatm-langvage could excel i 

In volnines prov'd die chiuch without defenee,. 

By nothing gsarded hot by Pimdenoet 

How graqr and modeiatiott difagiee i 

And Yiokncc adTancet charity* i6o 

Thai writ till neoe would icadf becoaisg iboa 

A wretched fcnbUer» of a nra hofibon. 

Mankind giy fond piofutioiis power has try'df 
Too oft' to own,, too moch. to be den/d. 
And all I afic are (hades and (ilent bowers^ 16$; 

To pafs ia foft forgetfahicfs my hours. 
Oft* have my fears feme diftant villa chofe, 
0*er their qmHuj whei!e fat judges dofe. 
And lull their cough and confcience to repofe : 
Or, if fome cloifter's refuge I implore, 170 

Where holy drones o'er dying tapers inore^ 


Ver. 170. 
Sometimes among the Cafpian cliffs I creeps 
Where folitary bats and fwallows dcepi 
Or, it fome cloider's refuge I implore, 
Where holy drones o'er c^ing taoers fnore,. * 
.Still Nailau's arms a foft repofe deny, 
Keep ms awake, and follow whece X fly* 

i~ Smco 




Tbs p«^flU of • NaffatJ*^ armi iheh tyt% uncMc, 
Mw he mukfh., to gi%'c the wml6 rtpofc. 
Thar eife I ofcr whh confcmpt he fliti. 
Kit cotidi a rrcnchy hh cant>pv the ikiei. 
Kor ehmc^ nor frafon^ his rcfolvcs controlf 
Til' cr]uator has no kcat, no ice the pole. 
WttK arms rcfiftkfs o'er the glob*; he ^tt% 
And leavcii to jove the empire of tlie ikieB. 

But, as the (lothful Goci co yawn l>c^Dn, 
He fhook off the 4M mi ft, and thus went on : 

*Twas in tliis reverend dome I ibuglit repofe^ 
Thefe walls were chat afylum ( had chofe* 
Here have I luVd lorrg iin^ifturliVl with broils. 
And laiTE^h'd at heroes, and ihetr glorious toilii 
My arjt]ftls are id mouldy mildews wrought. 
With eafy infignUTcancc of thought. 


Sittrc he has hlefs**! the weary world wirh p«ace^ 
Ami with a nod haii bid Bcllona ct^ic ; 
I fo\igliC tVic covert of fome peaceful ctl)^ 
Where (ihm fhadcs in harmlcfs raprurci; dwell* 
Tl tat reft might paft ttan<^ui1Uty rcitorc, 
Add mortal oevtr interrupt nic more* 
Vur. 1 83. 

Nought underneath tl^is roof htit damps arc found. 
Nought heard but drowfy Ixctlcij bur/ing roumL 
Spread cobweb* ludc the vvalU, and duft the fioois. 
And mtd night lilertce guards tlic noikkli door^. 

• See BoU, Lut, 



But now fime bofyt eoterpriaog brain «| 

IiiTents new fiancks to renew my paui» i 

And Iiboun to diiiolve my eafy reign. 19* i 

With that, the God hh dailhig Phamtom calli. 
And from his falcering lips this me(Cige Mht 

Since mottak will difpnce my powtert 1 11 trj/^ 
Who has the greateft empire, they or !• 
Find Envy out, fooM^ pqncefs court V^nd, 195 

Moft likely there you 11 meet the fami(h'd fiends 
Or where dull critics authors' fiite tcyrettll 1 
Or where ftale maids, or meagre eunuchs, dwells 
Tdl the Ueak fury what new proje^b leign, - 
Among the homicides of Warwick-lane r aoiT 

And what th' events unlefs flie ilrait.incHnes 
To blaft their hopes, aod baffle their defigns. 

Nlore be had fpoke, but fudden vapours rife^ 
And with their iUken cords tie down his eyes* 

Vcr. 196. 

Or in cabals, or camps, or at the bai^ 
Or where ill poets penny Icfs confer, 
Or in tlie fenate-houfe at Wedmioftei^ 



r a 1 

C A K T O 


CO ON ts tht evcnmg ?eilM the mouDtaias heads, 
'^ AntJ wtmU lay btifli*d ih fulncrraiiean beds,' 
Wbilil ricketiin^ flrtWCT* drink up iht filver titw, 
Atttl Ijctui for fome ^fTciTibly tilth anew; 
The city U^nt% to prayers antl pluj^-houfe baftcf 
The rich vo dinner, and the poor to icft : 
Th* officious phantom then prcpar'J with care 
To Aide on tender pinions throtigh the air» 
Oft' he ittcmptK tK« fummic of i fock« 
And oft' tilt boUow of foinc hbfleil a%kt 
At leiijitK ipproattiing wlierc blenk Envy I17 1 
The hilling ol Utr fiitkcs proclaimVl the way* 

BcnciUv (lie gUKviBy covtrc of *ii yew, 
Th« lAina the gnf* with fickW fwcatt of dvWi 
JJo venlint tjciuty cnoci tains tH*; light. 
But bAiii^rui ltvmto<:kt *v\\i cold acojiite j 
In ■ d«rk ^[tiH *he Imkful higi^^rd tiV| 
Uiiithtng bl#:k vci]g^iuc^» vjd i^kdirig itiy* 



Bat how deform'd, and worn with fpitefiil woes, 

IVhen Accius has applaiife, DorCeonus fhews. <• 

The cheerful blood her meagre cheeks forfook. 

And bafiliiks fate brooding in her look ; 

A bald and bloated toad-ftool rais'd her head ; 

The plumes of boding ravens were her bed : 

From her chapp'd noftrils fcalding torrents fall, ^5 

And her funk eyes boil o'er in floods of galL 

Volcanos labour ^us with inward pains, 

Whilft feas of melted ore lay wafte the plains. 

Around the iiend in hideous order fate 
Foul bawling Infuny, and bold Debate ; 39 

Gruff Difcontent, through ignorance mif-led. 
And clamorous Fa£kion at her party's head} 
Rcillefs Sedition ftill diffembling fear, 
And fly Hypocrify with pious leer. 

Clouting with fullen fpite the fury (hook 35 

Her clotted locks, and bladed with each look; 
Then tore with canker*d teeth tlie pregnant fcroUs, 
Where Fame the afts of demi-gods enrolls j 
And, as the rent-records in pieces fell. 
Each fcrap did fome immortal a£iion tell. 40 

This fliow'd, how fix'd as fate Torquatus flood. 
That, the fam*d p^i^Tagc of the Granic flood ; 
The Julian eagltis, here, tlieir wmgs clifplay. 
And there, like fetting flars, the Dccii lay 5 
Tliis does Camillus as a God extol, 45 

That points at Manlius in the capitol ; 
How Cocles did the Tiber's furges brave. 
How Curtius pluogSi iato.tbe gaping grave. 



Great Cyras, here, the Medes and Periians join, 
And, there, th' immortal battle of the Boyne. 5f 

As tl\c light meflcngcr the fury (py'd. 
Awhile his curdling Wood forgot to gHdc t 
Confufion on his fiainting vitals hung, 
And faltermg accents fluttered on his tongues 
At length, aiTuming courage, he conv^yM 55 

His errand, then he ihrunk into a ihade. 

The Hag lay long revolving what might be 
The blefl <vent of fuch an embafly : 
Then blazons in dread fmiles her hideous form $ 
ilo lightning gilds the unrelenting ftornu 60 

Ver. 60. 
Then Ihe ; alas ! how long in vain have I 
Aim'd at thcfe noble ilk tlie fates deny ? 
^Within this ifle for ever muft 1 find 
Difafters to diftraft my reftlefs niind^ 
Good Tenifon's celeftial piety 
At laft has rais'd him to the facred fee. 
Somers does fickening equity reftore. 
And helplefs orphans are opprefs*d no more. 
•Pembroke to Britain endleis bledings brings ; .;, 
He fpok'e ; and Peace clapp'd her triumphant wings* 
Great Ormond fhines illuflrioufly bright 
With blazes of hereditary right. 
The noble ardour of a royal fird 
Jnfpires the -generous bread of Devonfljtre. 
J\.nd Macclesfield is a6Hvc to defend 
His country with tlie ^eal he loves his friend. 
Like Leda*s radiant fons divinely clear, '\ 

Portland and Jerfey deck*d in rays appear, > 

To gild by turns tne Gi^lic hemi^here. J 



Thus (he— Mankind are bld>, they riot ftill 

UnI>ouDc]cd in exorbitance of ill. 

By devaftation the rough Warrior gains, 

And farracrs fatten moft when famine reigns ; 

For licklv feafons the phyficians wait, 65 

And politicians thrive in broils of flare ; 

The Lover *s eafy wliea the fair-one iighsy 

And Gods fubfift not but by facrifice. 

Each other bebg feme indulgence knows : 
Few are my joys, but infinite my woes. 7© 

My prcfent pain Britannia's genius wills. 
And thus the fates record my future ills. 

A heroine fhall Albion's fceptre bear^ 
With arms (hall vanquifh eartli, and heaven with prayer. 
She on the world her clemency fhall fhower, 75 

And only to prefcrve exert licr power. 
Tyrants fhall then their impious aims forbear, 
And Blenlieim's thunder more than -Etna's fear. 

Since by no arts I therefore can defeat 
The happy cnterprizes of the great, 80 

1 *ll calmly Aoop to more inferior things. 
And try if my lov'd fnakes have teeth or flings. 

She faid ; and ftraight fhrill ♦ Colon's pcrlbn took, 
In morals loofe, but mod precife in look. 


Worth in diftrefs is rais'd by Montague j 
Augudus liflens if Maecenas fue ; 
And Vernon's vigilance no dumber takes, 
Whilit fadiion peeps abroad, and anarchy awakes. 

* Lee, an apothecary. 




Slack -friars annals lately plcas'd to call 

Him warden of Apotliecaries-hall ; 

Ancl", when fo dignif/d, did not forbear 

That operation which the learn'd declare 

<Giv«s colics eafe^ and makes the ladies fair. 

In trifling fhow his tinfel talent Hes ; ^9 

And form the want of intelle6ls fnpplies. 

In afpe6^ grand and goodly he appears, 

Hever^d as patriarchs in primaeval years. 

Hourly his learn'd impertinence affords 

A barren foperfluity of words j ^5 

The patient's ears remorfelefs he aflails. 

Murders with jargon where his medicine fails. 

The Fury thus afluming Colon's grace, 
ISto flung her arms, fo ihu^'d in her pace. 
"Onwards flie haftens to the fam'd abodes, im 

Where * Horofcope invokes di' infernal gods ; 
And reached the masiiion where the vulgar run, 
iFor ruin throng, and pay to be undone. 

This vifionary various prpjc6^s tries, 
And knows, that to be rich is to be wiie.^ 1^ 

By ufefttl obfervations he can tell 
The Oacred charms that in true- flcrling dwellf 
How gold makes a patri(»an of a Have, 
A dwarf an Atlas, a Therfices brave* 

Ver. 95- 

In hafte hcfirides along^, to rccmnpenfe* 
The warn of bafinesfs with its vjun prctewcc; 





^ 6v 6o» «ffit In^ ftai^V ^, 




3^ O A R T H'S POEMS. 

Odiers, convinced by melancholy proof» i49r 

Enquire when courteous fates will ilrike them off*. 

3ome, by what means tliey may rcdrefs their wrongs 

When fathers the poflcflion keep too long. 

And fome would know the iflue of their caufe, 

J^ni whether gold can folder up its flaws. 345 

*Poor pregna^it Las his advice would have. 

To lofe by art what fruitful Nature gave j 

And Portia, old in expe£lation crown, 

{Laments her barren. -curie^ and begs a fon s 

Whilft Iris his cofmetic walh would try, i^# 

To make her bloom revive, and lovers die. 

Some alk for charms, and others philtres choofe, 

To gain Ct)rinna, and their quartans lofe. 

Young Hylas, botch'd with llains too foul to name. 

In cradle here renews his youtlrful frame : 155 

Cloy'd with defire, and furfeitcd with charms, 

A hot-houfe he prefers to Julia's arnos. 

And old Lucullus would th' arcanum prove. 

Of kimlling in cold veins the fparks ctf love. 

'Bleak Envy thefe dull frauds with pleafure fees, i6« 
And wonders at the fci fclefs niyfteries. 
In Coloii's voice (he thus calls out aloud 
On Horofcope environed by the croud-: 

Forbear, fprbear, thy vain amufements ccaife, 
T^iy woodcocks from their gins awhile releafc; lix 
And to that dire misfonunc liften well, 
Which thau ihould'ft fear to know, or I to tell, 
'Tis true> thou ever waft eftceni'd by me 
lihe great Aloidcs of ovii: comp.uiy^ 


THE DlSPENSARir. Cxirro tt. |$ 

n we with oobk fcorn refolv'd to cafo i^^ 

fives from a]l parochial offices; 

to our weaitliier patients left the care 

draggled dignity of fcavengcr ; 

zeal in that affair thou didft exprefs^ 

ht could be equal, but the great fuccefs. 175 

call to mind thy generous prowefs paft, 

lat thou ihould'ft, by thinking what thou waft : 

acuity t)f Warwick -lane dtfign, 

to florm, at leaft to undermine. 

gates each day ten thoufand night-caps croud, 
nortars utter their attempts aloud. 
y fliould once unmaik our myftcry, 
nurfc, ere long, would be as learn'd as we; 
rt cxpos'd to every vulgar eye ; 
lone, in complaifance ro us, would dic# 185 

if we Claim their right t' ailaninatc, 
they needs turn apotliccarieii flraight> 
1: ic, Gods ! all ftratagems we try, 
oud with new inhabitants j^our fky. 
fc who wait the Deftinies' command, 190 

irgc tiie troubled air, and weed the land. 
lare the college infolently aim 
ual our fraternity in fame ? 
let crabs-eyes with pearl for virtue try, 
ghgatc-hill with lofty Pindus vie; 19^ 

w-worms may compare with Titan's beams, 
larc-court pump with Aganippe's dreams, 
lanufaftures now they meanly fell, 
licir true value trcacheroufly tell 5 

D a Nay, 

3l 'tJ A R T H » S P O E 'MS. 

K,ay, they difcover too, their fpiteis fuch, «ir# 

That htalth, than crowns more valued, coft not muchj 
Whilft we rnuft fteer our condu6t by thcfe rules, - 
To cheat as tradefmcn, or to flarve as fools.* 

At this fam'd Horofcope turn'd paie, and flraight 
Jb filence tumbled from his chair of ftatc ; ,^05 

The croud in great confufion fought the door. 
And' left the Magus fainting on the floor; 
Whilft in his breaft the fury brcath'd a ftorm, 
Then fought her cell, and re-affum'd her form. 
T-lius from the (ore although the infe6l flies, -ai* 

It leaves a brood of maggots in difguife. 

Oflicious Squirt * in hafte forfook his Ihop, 
To fuccour the expiring Horofcope. 
Oft' he effay'd the Magus to reftore, 
By fait of 6uccinum*s prevailing power } 115 

Yet ftill fupine the folid lumber lay, 
An image of fcarce-animated clay ; 
Till Fates, indulgent when-difafters call, 
By Squirt's nice hand apply'<l a urinal. 
The wight no fooner did the fleam receive, aao 

But rouz'd,' and blefs'd the flale reftorative. 
The fprings of life their former vigour feel ; 
.Such. zeal he had for that vile utenfll. 

- So when the great Pelides Thetis found, 
Hfe knew the fea*weed fcent, andtH* azure Goddefs own'd. 

Ycr. %ti, Whilft we, at our expence, muft perfevcrc. 
And for another world, be ruin'd here. 

* Dr« Barnard's man. • 



D I S E E N S A R r.. 

CANTO irr. 

A' LL night the fage in penfive tumults lat, 
•^^ Complaining of the (low approach of day ; 
Oft' turn'd him rounds and ftrove to think, uo more 
Of what fhrill Colon faid the day before. 
Qowdips and poppies o'er his* eyes h\: fpi cad, j- 

And Salmon's works he laid beneath tiis head. 
But thofe blcfsM opiates ftill in vain hj tries,. 
Sleep's gentle image his embraces flics : 
Tumultuous cares lay rolling in4iis hi cad. 
And thus his anxious- thoughts the Sage expreft. i« 

Oft' has this planet roll'd around the fun, 
Since to confult the i\i^s I firft begun : 
Such my applauf», fo mighty my fuccefs, •' 

Some granted m^ predictions more than guefs.- -* 
Dut, doubtful as I am, I 'U entertain ' i^ 

This faith, there can be no miftake m gain. 
For the dull world mufl honour pay to thbftf. 
Who on their underftanding moll impofe. 
Firft man creates, and then he fears tlic elf; 
Tiuis oil)crs cheat hkn not> but he hicnfclf ^ sro 

D 3 Ht 


He loaths the lubftahce, and he loves the fliow? 

You '11 ne'er convince a fool, himfelf » fo : 

He hates realities, and hugs the cheat. 

And ftill the only pleafure 'is the deceit. 

So meteors flatter with a dazzling dye, 25 

Which no exiftencs has, but in the eye. 

As diflant profpe6^s pleafe us, but when neat 

We find but defcrt rocks and fleeting air; 

From ftratagem to ftrat'agem we run. 

And Ue knows moft, wlio late ft is undone. 3^ 

Mankind one ihy fcrene and free appear; 
The next, they 're cloudy, fullcn, and fevere t 
New palTions new opinions ftill excite j 
And what they like at noon, they leave at night. 
They gain with labour what they quit with eafe; 3« 
And health, for want of change, becomes difeafe. 
Religion's bright authority they dare. 
And yet are flaves to fupcrftitious fear. 
They counfel others, but ihemfclves deceive; 
.^nd though they 're cozen'd ftill, they ftill believe. 4# 

So falfe their cenfure, fickle their eftecm. 
This hour they worfiiip, and the next blafpheme. 

Shall I then, who vvitli penetrating fight 
Infpeft the fprings that guide each- appetite ; 
Who with unfathom'd fearches hourly pierce 45 

The dirk rectflcs of the univerfe ; 
Be aw'd, if puny emmets would opprefs j 
Or fear their fury, or their name carefs ? 
If all the fiends that in low darknefs reigik 
fie not the hclicns ot] a fickly brain «, ' j^ 



That projcft, the Difpcnfary they call, 

Before the moon can blunt her liorns, fliall fall; 

With that, a glance from mild Aurora's eyes 
Shoots through the crvflal kingdoms of the Ikies* 
The favage kind in forefts ceafe to roam, k 5 

And fots, o'crcharg'd with naufoous loads,, reel home ; 
Drums, trumpets, hautboys, wake the lluml)crin<^ paii^, 
Whilft bridegroom fighs, aiid thinks tlic bride lefs fair; 
Light 's chearful fmiles o'er th* azure wade are fpread, 
And Mifs from inns of court l>oUs out unpaid ; 6^ 

The Sage, tranfponed at th' approaching hour,^ 
ImpcrioulN thrice thunder'd on the floor r 
OfHcious S(iuirt that moment had accefs,. 
His trufl. was great, his vigilance no Icfs. 
Tohim thus Korofcopc : 65 

Mv kind companion in this dire all'air. 
Which is more light, fincc you alFume a (hare ;• 
Fly with what haQe you- us'd to do of old, 
When clvdcr wab in dangtr to be cold j 
With expedition on the beadle call', 70 

To fummon all the company to th' hall. 

Away the friendly coadjutor flics. 
Swift as from phial fteams of harts-horn rife. 
The Magus in the interim nium!)ics o'er 
Vile terms of art to fomc infernal power, 75 

And draws myfteiious circles on the floor. 
But f;om the gloomy vault no glaring fpright 
Afcends, to blafl: the tender bioortJ of ligbt^ 
No nivftic founds from hell's detel^cd wouib ^ . 

In duiky exhalaiions upwards come. 80 

D 4 And 


.4* € A R T tl*^S rOEMiw. 

And now to riifc an altar hefitcxtm^. 

To iKat (Icvouriorr harpy oilkd Bifcafc^ 
Then fltnvers ta caaifttr'i Jic hafccs to bfing. 
The withci'd pcodii£^ of a l»Ughie4 ipfbg; 
i^'ith £->Jd folanum ffmn the Poisfic Jbore, 
The roou of mandrake znd bbxk h^llelxiic % 
The griper feniiJiT and tlie puker i uc^ 
Tlic fwecrcticr fafTafras, are ailtl^il toQ| 
iknd on tlic flru£iure next he hcap^ a load 
Of futphur, lUTpentintt ao*! inaltk woodj 
GumSf bifTiU CQO, clit^ i^yrainids^incfeai'di 
A mummy rx%t^ once monaich of ihc ttd ; 
Then from the compter he takes i!own the tile. 
And with prefer ij^on* hghts the foknin pile. 

Feebly the flames caclumry wings afpire# 
And fmotherJDg fogs of fnioks benight the 6re„ 
Wuh (ottow be beheld die UJ porrent, 
Tlieti tn I he hag theic orifnns he itnt: 

Diftafe ! ihaw ever niort piophious power, 
Whofc kind indulgence we difcern eacli hoar h 
Thou well canll boaft tliv ntimcroui. ptidigrcc, . 
BtgtK hy floth, maiDcain'd by losorv. 
In j^ tided palaces thy psmvefs reigns, 
But flics the humbk flicds of eottaK*^ Avaios* 
To you fuch might and energy belong, 
Vou nip the blooming, and unnerve the ftrotig, 


Vcr. i©f* 

Thoii that wouhrfl Uy whole flafc!» and regiorjs wa 
* atr than wt thy cormotAntj. Uiould UiL 


The^purple conqueror in chains you biody 
And are to us your valTals only kind. . 

If, in return, all diligence we pay 
■Xo fix your empire, and confirm your fway, ii# 

Far as the weckly-biUscan reach-around, ^ 

From Kent-ftrect end, to fam'd St. Giles's Pound ; ' 
Behold this^ ppor libation with a fmile. 
And let aufpicious light break through the pile, 

lie fpokp ; and on tlie pyramid he laid 1 1 .: 

Kay-leaves and vipers*hcartS| and tlius he faid ; 
As thefe CQnfume in this myfterious fire. 
So let the curs'd Difjjenfary expire! 
And as thofe crackle la the flames, and dle^ 
Sd let its veiTels burft^ and glalTes fly ! iz« 

But a finifter cricket ilraight was heard; 
The altar fell, the offering difappear'd. 
As the fam'd wight the omen did regret, 
Sijuirt brought the news the company was met. 

Nigh where Fleet-ditch defcends in fable llrcams, 125 
To wafh hiii footy Naiads in the Thames ; 
There Hands a flru£turc on a.rUing hill^ 
Where Tyros take their freedom, out to kill* 
Some pi£lures in thefe <lreadful.ihambles tell, 
1 How, by the Uelian god>, the 'Python fell ; i3*. 

And how Medea did the philtre brew, 
That could in ^fon's veins young forccxtnew ; 
How nu)urnful Myrrha for her crimes appears, . 
And heals byfleric matrons dill with tears ^ 
How Mentha and Althea, nymphs no mbre, . t$$ 

Hevive iu facred plants, and health refloK i 


^O0 fing&iae iwiu^ dick isaon^% hcnn rrp^nr^ 

And bdW Ml ii« iBf^i* oft', bf lUnriofif i^za 
T«i U^ 1 iMhote^ to pftftrrt m njnc, 

^ty iwtotl coafedcr«^% if ciT poor zotectf 
At ^:) ^J»c<fie, Unl beeo bat pitrrzlcstt 
Wc bcTt bad ilMS on fone taotv f^^ <kf gn. 
And tio ISO mber Iml^odft iMEt tD ^oe % 
Titip Faulty li4fl iim n^sintaiu'd tlicir fw»j» 
And inTcrefl chcn hJi4 biJ u& Imt oI«y i 
Tti<3 <)i^i^ cciiutition wc had knowjif 
Whii i>cA toulU i7il Ikii )>^ilc, and thin tlic Down, 
But n»w ffom g« be rifig-d otitis licHruftioB pouts, 
Wlikii rttmi wbh mad xagc oar lulcyon Incurs ; 
Mifti Trtini black jcabttfic* the tcmpcft feifin, 
Wliilft latff tlivirionK reinforce ilic ll^rrn* 
^Cno^Tr when tlicfc Uxuht like thofe ar Uw, wctc pall, 
Tbe vvirmcr» will lie \aicti, nt tlic laft* 
X*ikc Ucrcj^i in fca-tTgtit* wc ktk ttnawn; 
To fire fume hoiVik fcipp wt burn inir rAvn- 
Whot'cf Uutjvvs tluti a^ihft the wind^ di^crit* 
41b tl^mxvt it| ti'» €^li1t:^t| bvir iu his ryes* 
Thu jug^^lcr which anarUcr^ Ht-t^ht will fhrnv. 
But itiicUt!* bow lUr wuib! hr* uu'n may know, 

1 hi Itc bapfty wcit thofe gol^^cn day is of olUf 
WU«ti dear M hutyumty, piiLms wci*c fold j 


Oiifbjpi an apodiccary. 


170 1 


"WIkd patients chofc to dk with better will, tie 

Than breathe, and pay th' apothecary's biU ; 

And,, cheaper than for our afliftaHce call, 

Might go to Aix or Bourbon, fpring and fall. 

Then priefts increas'd-, and piety decay*d, 

Churchmen the church's purity betray 'd. 

Their lives and doftrine flaves and atheifts made. 

The laws were but the hireling judj^e's fenfc; 

Juries were fway'd by venal evidence. 

P'ools were promoted to the council-board, 

Tools to tl\c bench, and bullies to the fword. 175 

Pcnfions in private were the fenate's aim } 

And patuots for a place abandoned fame. 

But now no influencing art remains, 
For Somers has the feal, and Naflau reigns. 
And we, in fpite of our refolves, mud bow, iS^ 

And fuffer by a reformation too. 
For now late jars our pra6l:iccs dctc£l, 
And minct;, wlien once difcover'd, lofe effcc):. 

• Vcr. 1^2. 

Rut now late jars our pra^ices dete6V, 
For mines, when once dilcover*d, lofe th' effcft. 
Diifcnfions, like fmall ftreams, ar^ firll begun. 
Scarce fcen they rife, but gather as they run. 
So lines that from their parallel decline, 
..More they advance, the more they UiU disjoin,. 
Tis therefore my advice, in hafte we fend. 
And beg the Faculty to be our friend. 
As he revolving flood to fay the reft, 
"kough Colocyhthus thus hu rage expreff, 



Aid be^ tlK^ Tmo^kf sa Im 
feii4 f#anB»af 

T^4e rrngt^sr* c«a ^ifcHe it f3»:ii 

%gm C^UKfmkm * f«9t lit aad lavai'd M>i 

Wmk op f he fnxb, ar ct tfae Iricn £ 

Or Mt ike tD xppoiiaied liouz^^ 

Ur m li.v , ,^ ;i mare waat riw jiowei;^ 

Tliyi Ine — T*T«>ti r(^ar,<Jal of great Pacan^ ait. 
At ilijf ip^*roi»tii fhc fpfinga of carue dart. 
The nitfvc* unbfAic i r»Av, w the fi^hi yf tbrt^ i 
A fcmrtli Tuin* cancer J nth a bprofv. 
CouUl rt ffKrtJ p»r>p[>fc, shif wcp the friends of fiMs^ 
Wlm fUl diufch)»fii*^ 4 rut wtio unpeople ftait^j 
Who IfrtlTit; ifHturei and dijp^ft of live!:, 
W hi III RulTcl'f I u wc plcMfo,ar flsiiircs, or ebrirety At# 


• Ddfir, an npothtciry. 

f A ciikbKAtcd uiukitAktr of funeiiili* 




91iould e'€r fubmit to their defpotic will, 

Who out of confolacion fcarce can kill? 

The toweripg Alps (ball fooner link to vales. 

And leeches, in our glaiTeSy fwell to whales ; 

Or Norwich trade in inflniments of •Heel, 1 15 

Aiid Birmingham in fluffs and dniggets deal 1 

Alleys at Wapping furnifli us new modes. 

And Monmouth^ftreet j .Verfaillcs with riding-hoodr! 

The Sick to th' hundreds in. pale throngs repair. 

And change tlx Gravel- pits for Kenciih airi 2zar 

Our properties pud on our arms depend.; 

'Tis next to conquer, bravely to defend. 

'Tis to the vulgar death too haifli appears $ 

The ill we feel ii only in our fears. 

To die, is landing on fome filent ihore, 225 

Where billows never break, nor temjxils roar : 
Ere well we feel the friendly ftroke, 'tis o'er. 
The wife through thought th* infults of death defy j 
The fools, through bleft infcnfibility- 
'Tis what the guilty fear, the pious crave ; 230 

Sought by the wretch, and vanquifh'd by the brave. 
It cafes lovers, fets the captive free j 
And, though a tyrant, offers libcny. 

Sound but to arms, the foe Hiall foon confcfs 
Our force increafcs, as our funds grow Icfs j 135 

And what required fuch induilry to raife, 
We 'il fcatter into nothing as we plcafe. 
Thus they '11 acknowledge, to annihilate 
Shews no lefs wondrous power (ban to create. 

.-. WcH 


46 G A R T H'S P O E M 8. 

Wc *11 raife our numerous cdhorts, and oppofe 24# 
The feeble forces of our pygmy foes-; 
Legions of quacks fliall join us on the phcey 
rFrom great Kirleus down to do6lor Cafe. 
Though fuch vile rubbifli link, yet we fball rife-; 
•Dire6iors ftill fecure the greateft prize. 945 

^uch poor fupports ferve only like a ftay; 
The tree once fix'd, its reft is torn away. 

So patriots, in time of peace and eafe, 
#epget the fury of the late difeafe : 
On dangers pafl ferenely think no more, »5« 

*And curfe the hand that heal'd the wound before. 

Arm therefore, gallant friends, *iis honour's call ; 
<Or let us boldly fight, or bravely- fall ! 

To'thisihe feflion fecm'd to give confent, 
"Much lik'd the war, but dreaded much th* event. 155 
At length, the growing difference to compofi:, 
Two brothers, nam'd Afcarides *, arofe. 
Both had the volubility of tongue. 
In meaning faint, but in opinion ftrong. 
To fpeak they both allum'd a like pretence ; 2^ 

The elder gain'd his juft pre-eminence. 

Thus he : 'Tis true,^ when privilege and right 
Arc once invaded, IwnoW bids us fight. 
But' ere we once engage in honour's caufe, 
Firft know what honour is, and wlience it was* a $5 

Scorn'd by the bafe, 'tis courted 'by the brave, 
The hero^ tyrant, and the coward's flavc 5 

; ' « xhe Pearccs, apothecaries. 



in the noify campy it lires on air, 

both exiils by hope and by defpairi 

y -whene'er a moment's eafe we gain* zjm 

reconcil'd at our returns of pain. 

esy when in death's arms tKe hero lies : 

ivhen his fafety he confults, it dies. 

:ed tq this idol, we difclaim 

health, and eafe, for nothing but a name. «;$ 
ten Jet us, to the field b^ore we move, 
\c, if the ^ods «ur enterprize approve, 
dfe th' UDtliinking Faculty unveil 
t we, through wifer condu^, would conceal i 
reafon we (bould quarrel with the glafs 280 

(hews the monftfous features of our face?, 
rant fomc grave pretenders have of late 
ight fit an innovation to create ; 
they '11 repent what raihiy they begun : 
jgh projcfts plcafe, proje£kors are undone. 285 
jovelties muft this fucccfs expcft, 
n good, our envy; and when bad, neglcSi 
afon could dire6t, ere now each gate 
borne fomc trophy of triumphal ftate ; 
pies had told how Greece and Belgia owe 290 

and Namur to Jove and to NalTau, 
len, (ince no veneration is allowed, 
) the real, or th' appearing good ; 
projeft that wc vainly apprehend 
, as it blindly rofe, as vilely end. 295 

; members of the Faculty there arc, 
I inttreft .prudently to oaths prefer. 


4i Xf A R T H S 

OwF fricodihlp with ftrrgnlJ aifs ihrr ponrtj eoaiTt 
iloct bo^ their polidc^ are our f\i|tpini .- 
Tiiem we '11 cimfult aboui tlits e ntcrp fizc. 
Anil 1»oMIy execute what iher ^rifc 

Btit from I^Iqw, wliile fych rcfoTvcs tlicT tookt 
Some Ay mm FuhnbAti$ tbc fabric fliook* 
The chartipmn^, daunted a? the crack, ncirca^ 
Me^ril iheir fafety^ aad r1>7!r nge former. 

So wlien ai Badioa etnlt'^ big off«prittg ftrorc 
To fcale tbe Ikie?, and wafc a war with Jove i 
Stjf>ii ai th^ iff of old Si 1 en us bray VI p 
Tiie trtmbliDg rebels in eonfuHon Bt^d. 

V«tf a98. Iffliingi of nfc were valued, there bad^bsea j 
Some worklioule wiieire die Moiiuoieiir i^cea 


[ 4f 1 



^J O T far from that frequented theatre, 

'- ^ Where wandering punks each night at fiv€ repair ; 

-Vhere purple emperors in huikins tread, 

^nd rule imaginary worlds for bread ; 

Vhcre Bcntlcy*, by old writers, wealthy grew, 5 

Uul Drifcoe*- lately was undone by new j 

.'here triumphs a phylician of renown, 

'o none, but fuch as rull: in health, unknown. 

Tone e"cr was plac'd more litly, to impart 

lis known experience, and his healing art. i« 

yhen Burgd's deafens all the liflcning prcfs 

VhU peals of molt fcraphic emptinefs; 

)r when myfterious Freeman mounts on high, 

'o preach his parifh to a lethargy; 

^hib TEfculapius waits hard by, to eafe 15 

"he martyrs of fuch chriftian cruelties. 

Long has this darling quarter of the town, 
o. kwdnefs, wit, and gallantry, been known. 

* Two bookfellers. 

E All 


All lotti meet berct of wiixr^bc'ct degrect 
To blend tod juflk taso hacaNxij. 
The crirkf eaciv adventiuotis atutior fe^St 
And priife or ccnfure » they Trice ihe m^n^ 
Tbe weeds of wrinugs for rlie fUwen ilicj culli 
So nkely ufbclefsp fo corrccily 4ul\ ! 
The poliDcbuf of P«njaff%i', praitt 
Aiitl poets unvifi the aftjun of iVati j 
Tbi; ciis ne'er talk ctf trulc in4 frock, Imt tell 
^How Virgtl writ, how bravely Tuttiui fcIL 
The eoutttryHbmcs ddvt to Hippolho's, 
Fird tint) » fparkt inct ifter lofe a nofc* 
The lawyer for lac'd coAt iIk lobc doei, i^utrj 
He grows a m^i^marif an (I tkcn turav a wit. 
And in the cloifter penQvc StrcphoA wain. 
Till Ckse** hackney comes » anti then tcrreait ; 
Anil if th' ungencrouit nj^mpli a ihi\h let;, fivf 
Mure fatally llian from a fparkling eye, 
Mitmillo *, that faitiM Opifirr, h ntgh^ 

The trtcKng tribe oft' thitHcr throng to ^i^l^e, 
Ami want of clliow-room fupply in wine. 
Clov'tl Wfih varietyj dvcy furfcit them, 
Whilft the wan paticm^ on thin giucl fare. 
'Twai hctc the champitjtjs tif the party met. 
Of thtir heroic cntcrprife to treat. 
£ach Im^i'o a trcntctiibu^ iir put ojif 
Ami (Icin Mirmillo in thcic wofds l)C|run : 

Tit witU concern^ my trictuli, I nicet you heref 
Ko giiG¥iH^c 3KIU can knew, hut 1 muft ihirc. 
^ Pr. Cibbout, 





^is plain, my iateitft you >e adnnc'd fo long, ' 

Stch hty though I was nutri ^lyoiild 6nd t cpngu^. 

And, 10 retqaiy though I have (hpve to rend jf 

Thofe (latutesy which on oadi I fliouU defend ; 

Such aits af€ tfifles to a generous mind : 

Great fenrip^y asi great returns ihould find. 

And you 11 perceive, tlus hand* when glory calls. 

Can brandiih arms as well as urinals. ^5 

Oxford and all her pafHng-bells can tell. 

By this right-arm what mighty numlxrrs fklL 

Whild others meanly a^^'d whole months to flay, 

I-oft^ difpatchM the patient in a day : 

With pen in hand J puih'd to that degree^ 4f 

1 fcarce had left a wretch to give a fee. 

Some fell by laudanum, and fome by (leel. 

And deat)i in ambiifli Uy in every pill» 

For, fave or flay, this privilege we claim, 

Thougli credit fufters, the reward 's the fame. 6 j 

What though the art of healing we pretend. 

He that deiigns it Icaft, is fnoft a friend* 

Into the right we err, and muft conicfs 

To overfights we often owe fuccefs. 

Thus BeflTus got the battle in the playi 7# 

His gloiious cowardice rcflor'd the day. 

So the fam'd Grecian piece ow'd its ddfeR 

To chsnce, and pot the labour*d (trokes of art. 
Phyficians, if tliey *sc wife, fliould never thinjc 
( Of any arms but fuch as pen and ink : 95 

' But th' enemy, at tlieir expence, fliall find 

When honour calls, I *U fcorn to (lay bel4nd. 

£ a Me 

^i G A R T tt » S POEMS. 

He faid j and feaVd th* engagement with a kifs. 
Which was return'd by younger Afcaris * j 
Who thus advanced : Each word, Sir, you impait, 
Has fomething killing in it, like your arc. 80 

How much we to your houndlcfs friendlhip owe, 
Our files can fpcak, and your prcfcriptions (how. 
Your ink dcfcends in fuch cxceflive (howers, 
^is plain, you can regard no health but ours. 
Whilft poor pretenders puzzle o*cr a cafe, 85 

You but appear, and give the coup de grace, 
O that near Xanthus' banks you had but dwelt, 
When Ilium fir ft Achaian fury felt! 
The horned river then had curs'd in vain 
Young Pelcus' arm, that chok'd his ftream with (lain; 9* 
No trophies you had left for Greeks to raifc ; 
Their ten years toil, you 'd fini/h'd in ten daj's. 
Fate frailes on your attempts ; and, when you lift, 
Ih vain the cowards fly, or brave refift. 
Then let us arm, we need not fear fuccefs ; 55 

1^0 labours are too hard for Hercules. 
Our mihtary enfigns we 'M difplay 5 
Conqueft purfucs, where courage leads the way. 
^ !To this deiign (brill Qncrpo f did agree, 
A zealous member of the faculty j ico 

His fire's pretended pious fteps he treads, 
And whci«e the Do61:or fails, the Saint fuccccds» 
A conventicle fiefli'd his greener years, 
A Ad his full age the righteous rancour fhares. 

* Mr. Parrot. t Dr. Howe 



Thus boys hatdi game*cggs under birds of prey, 105 
To make the fowl more furious for the fray. 

Slow * Carus next difcover*d his intent, 
With painful paufes muttering what he meant* 
His fparks of life, in fpite pf drugs, retreat^ 
So cold, that only calentures can heat. uq 

In his chill veins the fluggifh puddle flows. 
And loads with lazy fogs his fable brows, 
legions of lunaticks about iiim prcfs; 
His province is, loft reafon to redrefs. 
So when perfumes their fragrant fcent give o*cr, 113 
Nought can their odour, like a jakcs, reftoie. 
When for advice the vulgar thmng, Itc 's found 
With lumber of vile books bcficg'd around. 
The gazing thiong acknowledge their furprize, 
And, deaf to reafon, fill! confult their eyes, i2t 

Well he perceives, the world will often find, 
To catch the eye is to convince ihc mind. 
Tiius a weak ftate by wife dilbult inclines 
To nuinc'jous llorcs, and lirciigth in magazines. 
So fools are always moft profufc of words, 1 5 

And cowards never fail of longcft fwords. 
Abandon'd authors here a refuge meet. 
And from the world to dull and v.'orms retreat. 
Here dregs and fjdimcnt of auitions reign, 
Rcfufc of fairs, and gleanings of Duck-hne. 1 jo 

And up thcfc walls much Gothic lumber climbs, 
With Swifs philofophy, and Runic rhymes, 

* Dr. Tyfon, 

E I lliiLcr, 

^4 GARTH*S 1>6feM^ 

Hither» rctriev'd from cooks andgrboersy come 

Mede's works entire, and emllefs reams of Blocnci 

Where would the long-negle6kd Collins fty^ 135 

If lx)untebus Carus fhould refufe to buy ? 

But each vile {cribl)fcr *s happy on this fboi^ : 

He 'II Bnd fome Carus fiill to read hirh o*tr. 

' Nor muft We the obfe(juious * Umbra fptoe, 

Whafoft by Bat\ife> yet declared For wap. 14^ 

But when fome rival power ii^vades a ligh^ 

Flies fee on flies, and tonles turtles fi^ht. 

£Ife courteous t^mbra to the lad had Ikeh 

Demurely me<;k, infipidly ferenc. 

"With him, the prcfcnt flill fome virtues have; 145 

The vain are fyrightly 5 and the ftupid, gra«:e i 

The ilot))ful» negligent j tlw foppi/h, neat 5 

Thfe lewd are airy ;" and the i!y, difcreet ; 

A Wren, an Eaglie ; a. Biiboon, a Bca^ ;: 

t Colt, a Lycurgus ; and a Phocion, ) Rowe. h^^ 

Heroic ardour now th* affembly warms, 
Each combatant breathes nothing but alarms*^ 
For future ^lory while the fchemc k laid, 
FamM Horofcope thus offers to difluadc : 

Since of each cnterprisLe th* event *s unknown,. 155, 
We '11 qUk the (word, and liearken to the gown. 
Nigh lives ^ Vagellius, one reputed long 
For ftrength of lungs, and pliancy of tongue. 

♦ Dr. Gould. + Si» H. Dwtan Colt. 

1 Mr. Anthony Rowc. 
S Sir Banh. Siiower. 



For ftes» to any form, he moulds a caufe. 

The worA has merits, and -the bed has flaurt. lio 

Fire guineas make a criminal to-day; 

And ten to-morrow wipe the ihin away. 

Whatever he affirms is undeny'd, 

M'llo 's the Lecher, Clodius th' Homicide; 

Caco pernicious, Catiline a faint, li^ 

Orford fufpeded, Duncomb innocent. 

To law then, friends, for 'tis by Fate decreed^ 

Vagellius, and our money, (hall fucceed. 

Know, when I iird inrok'd Difeafe by charms 

To prove propitious to our future arms, 170 

111 omens did the facrifice attend, 

Nor would tlie Sibyl from her grot afctndk 

As Horofcope urg'd farther to be heard. 
He thus was interrupted by a • Bard ; 

In vain your magic myderies you ufe, 17^ 

Such founds the Sibyl's facrcd ears abufe. 
Thefe lines the pale divinity (hall raife. 
Such is the power of found, and force of lays. 

*• + Arms meet with arms, fauchions with fauchions 
«* clalh, 
** And fparks of fire flruck out from armour flalh. i8# 
•• Thick clouds of duft contending warriors raife, 
" t And hideous war o'er all the region brays. 
'' Some raging ran with huge Herculean clubs, 
*' Some malfy balls of brafs, fome mighty tubs 
•* Of cinders bore.— x8| 

♦ Sir Richard Blackmore. 
t King Anhur, p. 307. 
X Arthur, p. 327. 

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ains; L 

The gentle Ifis claims the ivy crown. 
To bind th* Tnimortal brows of Addifon. 
As tuneful Congrcve tries his rural drains, 415 , 

Pan quits the woods, the liftening Fawns the plain 
And Philomel, in notes like his, complains. 
And Britain, fince * Paufanias was writ, 
Knows Spartan virtue, and Athenian wit. 
When Stepney paints the godlike a£ls of kings, 21^ 
Or, what Apollo diftates. Prior fmgs ; 
The banks of Rhine a pleas *d attention Ihow, 
And filver Sequanaf forgets to flow. 

Such juft examples carefully read o^er 9 
Slide without falling; without ftraining, foar. 225 
Oft' though your flrokes furprize, you (hould not chooft 
A theme fo mighty for a virgin Mufe. 
Long did Apelles his fam*d piece decline ; 
His Alexander was his lad dcfign. 
»Tis Montague's rich vein alone mud prove, 230 

None but a Phidias fhould attempt a Jove. 

The Fury paus'd, till with a frightful found 
A ridng whirlwind burd th* unhallow'd ground. 
Then (he — The Deity we Fortune call, 
Though didant, rules and influences all. 235 


Vcr. 2S*« . 

The Fury faid; and vanidiing from fighr, 
Cry'd out. To arms; lb left the realms of light* 
The combatants to th' enterprize confcnt, 
And tlie next day fmil'd on the great event. 

♦ Paufanias, written by Mr. Norton. 
, • Straight 

5^ feAfttH'S POEMS. 

Straight for her favour to her court repair ; 
Important embaiTics afk wings of air. 

Each wondering flood ; but Horofcope*& great foul. 
That dangers ne'er alarm, nor douhts control, 
R^is'd on the pinions of the bounding wind, 24a 

Out- flew the rack, and left the hours behind. 

The evening now with bluihes warms the air, 
rf he fteer rfefigns the yoke, the hind his care. 
^he clouds above with golden edgings glow. 
And falling dews refielh the earth below. 245 

The bat with footy wings flits through the grove, "I 
The reeds fcarce ruftle, nor the afpines move. r 

And all the feathcr'd folks forbear their lays of love, "^ 
Through the tranfparent region of the fkies. 
Swift as a wifh, the miillonary flies : 250 

"With wonder he'furveys the upper a'r, 
And the gay gilded meteo|-s fporting there; 
How lambeiit jellies, kindling in the night, 
Shoot through the aether in a trail of light; 
How rifing fleams in th' azure fluid blend, 155 

Or fleet in clouds, or foft in fhowcrs dei'cend ; 
Or, if the ftubborn rage of cold prevail. 
In flakes they fly, or fall in moulded hail ; 
How iioney-dews embalm the fragrant morn. 
And the fair oak with lufcious fweats adorn ; 26^ 

How heat and moifture mingle in a mafs. 
Or belch in thunder, or in lightning blaze^ 
Why nimble corrufcations flrike the eye. 
And bold Tornados blufler in the fky 1 






Upon a wheel of amethyft fhe fits, 325 

Gives and refumes, and fmiles and frowns by fits, 
In this dill labyrinth, around her lie 
Spells, philters, globes, and fchemes of palmiftry ; 
A figil in this hand the gypfy bears. 
In th* other a prophetic fieve and fheers. 33* 

The Dame, by divination, knew that foon 
Thv: Magus would appear — and then begun 1 
Hail facrcd fcer I thy embaflTy I know : 
Wars muft enfuc, the fates will have it fo. 
Dread feats ihall follow, and difaflers great, 335 

Pills charge on pills, and bolus bolus meet : 
Hoth fides fiiall conquer, and yet both (hall fail 5 
The mortar now, and then the urinaL 

To thee alone my influence I owe-j 
Where Nature has deny'cl, niy favours flow, 349 

*Tis I that give, fo mighty is my power. 
Faith to the Jew, complexion to the Moor. 
I am the wretch's wifli, the rook's pretence, 
The {laggard's eafe, the coxcombs providence. 
Sir Scrape-quill, once a fupple fmiling flave, 345 

Looks lofty now, and infolently grave ; 
Builds, fettles, purchafes, and has each hour 
Caps from the rich, and curfes from the poor. 
Spadillio, that at table ferv'd of late. 
Drinks rich Tockay himfclf, and eats in plate; 35* 
Has levees, villas, raiftreflcs in ftore, 
And owns the racers which he rubb'd before. 

Souls heavenly-born my faithlefs boons defy ; 
The brave is to himfclf a deity 


Though hlcft Aftrca's gpnci fome fpil rem«^ins 355 
Where Fortync is the (lave, and Merit reigns. 

The Tiber Uoafts hi§ Julian pro^^nyy 
Thames his ^^alTau, the Nile his Ptolomy. 
Iberia, yet for future fwijy 4efi^n*d^ 
bhaU, for a Hell^, a greater Mord^unt find. 3601 

Tlius Ariadne in proud triumph rodcj 
She loft a hero, and ihc found ^ god* 


t «3 3 

T R I 


C A N T O V. 

fTTHEN thcftillniglityWidipeacefulfapptescrfiWB'^ 

^ ^ Had fpread her (hady ptnioos o'er the ground j 

%.Dd {lumbering chiefs of painted triuiii{ihs dreaoif 

^hile groves and (breams are the ibfc virgin's theme ; 

The furges gently dafh againfl the fhore^ ^ 

flocks quit the plains, and gally-daves the oar-; 

ilcep ihalces its ttewny wings o*cr mortal eyes j 

Vlirmillo is the only wretch it flics j 

rie finds no reffite from his anxious grief; 

Then feeks from tliis foliloquy relief. jo 

Long have I reign'd unrivaFd in the town, 
[)pprcfs*d with fees, an^ deafened wirii renown* 

None e'er cauld die with due foltmtHty, 
Jnkfs his ■paflTport firft was fign*d by rac. 
My arbitrary bounty *p undenyM j 15 

( give f^yediof^Sy and for hcks provide. 
None coul4 tiie tpdipu^ niiptial ftate fupport. 
But I| CO Make it €afy» make it ihort. 


64 G A R T H'S POEMS. 

I fct the difcontcntcd matrons free, 

And ranfom hulbancis from captivity. «• 

Shall one of fuch importance then engage 

In noify riot, and in civil rage ? 

No : I '11 endeavour ilraight a peace, and fo 

Prcfcrvc my chara£l^er, and perfon too. 

But Difcord, that ftill haunts with hideous mien 25 
Thofe dire abodes where H^'men once hath been, 
O'crhcard Mirmillo's anguifh $ then begun 
In pcevifh accents to cxprefs hc:r own : 

Have I fo often banifli'd lazy peace 
From her dark foliiudc, and lov'd rccefs > 3* 

Have I made South and Sherlock difagree, 
And puzzle truth with karn'd obfcuiity? 
.And docs the fnithful Fcrgufon profcfs 
His ardour Aill for animofitics ? 

Have I, Hritannia's fafcty to enfurc, 3^ 

Expos'd her naked, to be moll Iccurc ? 
Have I made parties oppofitc, unite, 
In montlrous Icaj^ucs of amicable fpitc. 
To cuife ihcir country, wbilll the common cry 
1? freedom; but their aim, the miniftry ? 40 

And (hall a daftard*s cowardice prevent 
The war, fo long I *ve lal)our*d to foment ? 
No, *tis vcfolv'd, he either (hall comply, 
Or 1*11 renounce my wan divinity. 

W'iih that, the Hag approached Mirmillo's bcfl, 45 ' 
And, taking Q^icr^w^s meagre (hapc, (he faid : 

At ncKin of ri>;ht 1 hal\cn, to difpcl 
Thole tumults in your pcnllvc bofom dwell. 

I dreamt 

THE DliPfiKSAity. CAHTd T. 65 

I dreamt but now J hetrd your heaviog fighs. 
Nay, faw the tears debating in yowT eyes. 59 

O that 'twere but a dream 1 but threats I find 
Lour in your lobks^ nd nuikk in your fnind. 
-Speak, whence It it this kte diforder flowt^ 
That ihakes your foul, and troubles your icpole* 
Mxftakes in pra£Hoe '(carce dould give you pain ; ^$ 
Too well yo9 know, the dead will ne'er compkun. 

What looks difcover, hid the homicide* 
Would be a fruitlefii indulby-to hide. 
My fafety firft i mnft coitfvAt, and diea 
2 '11 ferve our fufferiog party wkh my fen. (• 

All ihonid, tepfy'd the Hag, tfamr tdent leami 
The mod attempctng oft' the leaft difcem. 

Xet Peterborough ifeak, and Vanbrugh write, 

.Soft Aeon coinrt, and voug^ Cecinna fi^ : 

Such muft fucceed ; but, ifi4ien th* enervate aim (3 

Beyond their force, they ftill contend for ftame. 

Had Colbatch pnnted nothing of his own. 

He had not been the Saffold of the town. 

AlTcs and owls, unfeen, tluiir kind betray, 

if thefc r.ttempt to hoot, or thofe co bray. 7a 

Had Wcflcy never aim'd in verfe to plcafe. 

We- had not rank'd him with our Ogilbys. 

Still ccnl'ures will on dull pretenders fall ; 

A Codrus Ihould expe£l a Juvenal. 

HI lines, bur like ill paindngs, are allow'd, 75 

To fct off, and to recommend the good. 

So diamonds take a luftre from their foil { 
Apirl to a Bentley 'tis, we owe a Boyle. 

F • ConTidrr 


CbftiSckrwd! ibr takirt yen poJcf* ; 
Tki 6a«e to bmIcc t? miotci wa^rld inske k k& t 
Mm^ nwoMBt w^ ^ratituJc is due, 
^o cbolc f^fce^ paitT voci ^han^ti dow. 

But t^ V^Sttf lljj« I's- 

IUji>« ta 4 loialirii, aitkwtaid h^tc yoo fBtn'd, 
Wi£& fiae fiit rtapc befort% aod tionc behiatL 
Tbes lixile Aod jom ?out tmc ir»crtpid frict)d% 

niilo fcciod J then faid, 
T&kuiMi ^o UHHtiiLakc, if gairi diCu^de; 
"U'liat fool for noif}^ fs:uds Urge fee* wouM kaire! 
TTcil haixc tis more wouM all I wilh for give. 

True miji f reply *d the cif ,• by choice difeai^*€ 
Ef er conmi jng p^m^ and ocver pieas'd* 
A ' • 'JtS ttifv 4li^htr an abfcDt choafe; 
/\ i:v have, for ^ha: they hive hoc,, LoIc* 

FiIlc praipe£b all their true deiights defLroy^ 
RrfolFM to want, yet labouring Eo eojoy. 
lo refllefs hurrie* thoughtkfdy they live, 
Ar fubHince olc* unmd^^'dj for ibadows gricTc* -M 

Ter. R7 — I ©4* OngTnally thtiv, 
Bot foon what thtrv *vc exalted they ^11 difcai^. 
And fct up Caru& or tlie ci^ Bard. 

-AbmiM^r thii the Hera courage CDok, 
And i^ottn? of terror ihrL'^ten'd in liia loolu 
My dread rtfnjvest lie ery\L I 'H ftraigbt pu^ue ; 
The Fury^ im^f^% ia fioiles wriUidrt^v- 

a Child 




Children at toys, as men at titles, aim j 
And in cfFeft both covet but the fame. 
This Philip's fon prov'd in revolving years; 
And firft for rattles, then for worlds fhcd tears. 

The Fury fpoke j then in a moment fir'd 10$ 

The hero's breaft with tempefts, and retired. 

In boding dreams Mirmillo fpent the night, 
And frightful phantoms danc'd before his fight. 
Till the pale Pleiads clos'd their eyes of light. 
At length gay morn glows in the eaftern fkies;, 119 

The larks in raptures through the aether rife, 
The azure mifts feud o'er the dewy lawns. 
The chaunter at Itis early matins yawns, 
The amaranth opes its leaves, 'the lys its bells. 
And Progne her complaint of Tereus tells. 115 

As bold Mirmillo the gray dawn dcfcries, 
Arm\l cap-a-pe, where honour calls, he flics. 
And finds the legions planted at their poft ; 
Where mighty Querpo fill'd the eye the moft. 
His arms were made, if we may credit fame, tzo 

By Mulciber, the Mayor of Birmingham. 
Of tcmpcr'd ftibium the bright fhield was cafV, 
And yet the work the metal far furpafs'd. 
A foliage of the vulnerary leaves, 
Grav'd round the brim, the wondering fight deceives. 
Around the centre Fate's bright trophies lay, 
Probes, faws, incifion-knives, and tools to flay, 
Erabofl upon the field, a battle flood 
Of leeches fpouting ha^morrhoidal blood* 

F z The 

a CAETB*g FOfiMS. 

Of l^rm |l>j6eizaftataax&kaKe; 
B«i Immv ttasMMM m cdi oi fice. 

Bctteaili dat bUm^ oib lir^^ Q||cipo JIkocs 

A pcSk ffir yi mincfaeQB U tke tma, 

Aai \m ^^ Itf liaet mmt a cloCc-fiool ^aa. 

Hit creH ui Ibii^ bcaddi&ir^ ber beak, t^^ 

Aii4 wiml^ng b loo^ ioAdt &pct fpiral iieclr^ 

Tla$ whetk ebe JoiK^g Qa|£fp«i«ks bdwlii, 

.His f*tt i^ fntrie'i br«afl t/ic Ixh' c0Eiceal*ds 

Afi4 fft iW mooil«r gap^^f woulJ Ibnnk sw2y« 14^ 
Tbtti fofneuioct |oy ^eirairdt a net fomcumcs fc4r ^ 
A as] t£Art and fmilet ^cniAtc palBoQn were, 
- towciiug ftootl tn miitiil might. 

Aw Or»n Uytifig o'er Wn {houkicf* hti n|r^ ] 

Hit pi time confcfi^M the capon wb«tnce k rprupg, 
Hii motley ni»il fcarce couid ihc heto h^ATf 
Hif I Uu* the mbuncft of tlic war : 

For fucfcrt iiium|jhi lii>rn, dcfjgnM fpr morcj 
Your virtue I admire, your valour nuirc. 
If bitib be rtiolv'di yoa II firtd this Li»E;d 
Can deal out I>ciljny« and Fate commands 

3 Oii 


throngs fiiall hi Je the crimfon plain, 

.polio interpofe in vain. 

il;; themfelvcs engage, a Dioincd 

)uKI ihow a deicy can bleed. 

roii^h trade fliould be by fools protcft, 

j)>Ui(h tills a trench the bed. 

throttle, ?.nd the quanan (hake, 

irown, and eout and colics rack; 

id pclhlcncc lay waftc, while we 

Icfs wars, and tight in theory. 

not mciit.'.i not arm for t'jnic j 

■aifc, Rsv cl:iv?.lry proclaim ; 

icd, ar.ii loft hc?.hh reiVorM, 

ight liir :.v; v -(Stories record. 

rom me :lji:; pi-cUTvatiun own, 

lofe i f fa i I Ct ; rnc ii a fro w n . 

-, fhriil Q;2i:rro c:y*ci, ;i!oud you tell, 

i.iur r.iii'caiiiii^cv conceal. 

ft, in S-!i. ■■.".r.ictf c f i Id, 

.; v:.\\. } iiiloiiJ;::. ti.e '.>o\\l : 

. . -c.. uwn, t.ut!; :hcm Mini 

crrr.^ tii- Kate '.:" kind. 


.•J2r r.o:, cr rej. 

:.:k*. iv ■: j? raver ; 

wa:.: of 7 r.'w. 

arii :'..ii ot caic, 

/: vio:n iiv'-^-it i 

h^.L kr.DV,' : 

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I ^ar.t i: : 

c to Nc ■.- : u :". I. * : t a ns ; :'- r V e V u i :h / e ul 
♦« :l.:;n -'' re^'y ^i --= >rc!vl. 

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THE WSPfiNS^AHrr. CMfiTo V. i9 

Otrr fots io tbrbngs Aall hide the crimfoB p}ain> 
Amd their Apollo interpofe in vaim 1 60 

Though Gods themfelves engage, a Diomed 
With cafe could ftow a deity ean bleedr 

But war's roitgh trade fliould be by foofe profcfl:. 
The trueft rubbifli fills a trench the beft. 
Let quinfies throttle, and the qvKinan ihake, 165 

Or dropfies drown, and s^ouc and colics rack ; 
Let fword and peiHlence lay wafte, while Wo' 
Wage bloodlcfs wars, and fight hi theory. 
Who wants not roent, needs not arm for fame ; 
The dead I raife, my chivalr)' proclaim ; hT 

Difeafes bafflied» and loft hcahh refbr'd. 
In Fame's bright lift my viftorics record. 
More lives from me their pfefervation own. 
Than lovers lofe if fair Cornelia frown. 

Your cures, fhrill Qucrpo cry'd, aloud you tell, '175 
But wifely your mifcarriages conceal. 
Zcno, a prieft, in Samothrace of old, 
Thus reafon'd with Philopidas the bold : 
Immortal Gods you own, but think them blind 
To what concerns the ftate of human kind. 1%^ 

Either they hear not, or regard not prayer j 
That argues want of power, and this of care. 
Allow that wlfdom infinite muft know ; 
Power infinite muft zOi, *♦ I grant it fo." 
Hafte ftraighc to Neptune's fane ; furvey with zeal 18^ 
The walls. " What then ?" reply'd the infidel, 
Obfervc thofe numerous throngs, in cfEgy, 
The gods have favM from\curjng fca, 

F 3 " 'Ta 


** Tis true, their pi£J:ures that efcap*d you keep, 

** But where are theirs that peri(h*cl in the deep }** 19a 

Vaunt now no more the triumph of your Ikill, 
Bur, though unfeed, exert your arm, and kill. 
Our fcouts have learn'd the pofture of tlie foe j 
In war, furprizes fureft conduft fliow. 

Put Fame, that neither good nor bad conceals, 195 
That Pembroke's worth, and Ormond's valour tells ; 
How truth in Burnet, how in Cavendifti, reigns, 
Varro's magnificence with Maro's drains ; 
But how at church and bar all gape and ftretch 
Jf VVinnington but plead, or South or Only prcacli; 
On'nimble wings to VVarwick-lanc repairs. 
And what the enemy intends, declares, 
Confufion in each countenance appeared, . . 

A council 's call'd, and * Stentor firft was heard; 
}Iis*labouring lungs the throng'd praetorium rent, 205 
Addreffing thus the patlivc prefident: 

f Machaon, whofe experience we adore, 
Great as your matchlefs merit, is your power. 
At you t approach, the baffled tyrant Death 
Breaks his keen (hafts, and grinds his clafhing teeth. 
To you we leave the condu£i: of the day ; . 
Wliat you .command, your vailals muft obey. 


Vcr. 205. 
True to extremes, yet to duH forms a (lave, ' 
He 's always dully gay, or vainly grave. • 
Wich indignation, and a daring air, 
lie paused awhile, and -thus addrefs'd tlie chair. 

•. Dr. Goodall. f Sir Thomas Millington. 


THE DISPE:NSARY. Canto v. 71 

If this dread entcrpiize you woufd dectincy 

We '11 fend to treat, and ftifle tine dedgn. 

But, if my arguments had force, we 'd try 215 

To humble our audacious foes, or die s * 

Our fpite, they '11 find, to their advantage leans 1 

The end is good, no matter for the mean*. 

So modem cafuifts their talentJs try. 

Uprightly for the fake of truth to Fye. 219 

He had not finifli'd, till th' out-guards dcfcTj-'d 
Bright columns move in formidable pride- j 
The palling pomp fo dazzled from afar. 
It feem'd a triumph, rather than a war. 
Though wide the front, though grofs the phalanx grew. 
It look'd lefs dreadful, as it nearer grew. 

The adverfe hoft for a6lion ftraight prepare $ 
All eager to unveil the face of war. 

Ver. 221. 
What Srentor offerM was by mod: approv'd : 
But feveral voices feveral methods mov*d. 
At length th' adventurous heroes all agree 
T* exDc£l the toe, and aft defenfively. 
Into ;hc faop their bold battalions move. 
And what their chief commands, the reft approve. ; 
Down iTom the walls rhev tear the flielves in haflc, 
Whicl. on their flank for palifades are placed ; 
And ti.'^n b.-hind the compter r^rg'd they ftaiid, 
Their dont lo well fecur'd, t* o'Dey cominr.nd. 
And now t!.w Icouts the adveifc hoft defcry, 
Blue ap!-.)ps •.:•. :'.\c air for colours fly : 
With uni-.Ti!' .1 force they urge their way, 
And find luc luc embattled in array. 

F 4 Their 


Their chie^ lace on their hdnis> and take the fields 
And to their trufly Scj^uixc rcfigtt the ihield : %^ 

To paint each knight, their ardour and i^ins» 
"Would aik the Mufe that fiing the frogs in arro««; 

And now the dgnal funnnons to.the^&ay j 
Mock falchions ftaih, and paltry eniigns play* 
Their patron God his filvcr bow-ftrings twangs; ^55 
Tough harnefs ruflles, and bold artnour clangs ;. 
The jnercing caufUcs ply their fpiteful power ; 
Emetics randi, and keen cathartics, fcour -, 
The deadly arugs in double dofes fly 5 
And pedles peal a martial fymphony. z^^r 

Now from their levd'd fyringes they pour 
The liquid volley of a miffive fhower. 
Not florms of fleet, which o'er the; Baltic drive,- 
Puih'd on by northern gufts, fucli horror give. 
Like fpouts in fouthern feas the deluge broke, 245. 

And numbers funk beneath th? impetuous ftrokc. 

So when Leviathans difpute the reign 
And uncohtrol'd dominion of the main ; 
From the rent rocks whole coral groves are tom^ 
And iilcs of fea-weed on the waves are borne ; z^m 

Such watery Atores from their fpread noftrfls fiy, 
'Tis doubtful which is fea, and which is iky. 

And fiovf the ftaggering braves, led by Defpair, 
Advance, and, to return the charge, prepare. 
Each feizes for his ihield a fpacious fcale, 155 

And the brafs weights fly thick as ihowers of hail. 
Whole heaps of warriors welter on tlie ground, 
Wirfi gally-pots and broken phials crown*d | 
Whilft empty jars the dire defeat refound. 


" } 

Thus when fome dorm ha cfyftal quany Kndsy 26« 
And Jove in- rattliiig' fhowers of ice defcends s 
IVIount Athos ihakes the forefls oq his brow» 
Whilft down his wounded fides ^ih torrents flow» 
And leaves and limbs of trees o'erfpwad the vale 
But now, all order loft, promifcuous blowa 165 
Confus'dly fall ; perplex'd the battle grows. 
From * Scentor's arm a maify opi&te flies. 
And ilraight a deadly fleep clos'd Canis' eyet. 
At t Colon great Sertorius Buckthorn flung. 
Who with fierce gripes, like diofe of Death, wasfhing;: 
But with a dauntlefs anddifdainful mien 
Hurl'd back Aeel pills, and hit him on the fpleen. 
X Chiron attack'd Talthibius with fuch might, 
One pafs had paunch'd the huge hydropic knighr,. 
Who (Iraight retreated to evade the wound, 2.75. 

But in a flood of apozem was drown'd; 
This § Pfylas faw, and to the viftor faid. 
Thou flialt not long furvive th* unwieldy dead,. 
Thy fate (hall follow; to confirm it, fwore. 
By th' image of Priapus, which he bore : 2 So 

And rais'd an eagle-ilone, invoking loud 
On Cynthia, leaning o'er a filver cloud : 

Great queen of night, and emprefs of the feas, 
If, faithful to thy midnight myfleriesy 

♦ Dr. Goodall againft Dr. Tyfon. 
+ Dr. Birch. 

I Dr. Gill againft Dr. Ridley* 
i Dr. Chambeilain* 

If, ^ 


On Stcntor's crcft the ufeful cryftal' breaks, 315 

And tears of amber guttered down his cheeks : 

But whilfl the champion, as late rumours tell, 

Dcfign'd a fure decifive (Iroke, be fell : 

And as the vi6tor hovering over him flood. 

With arms extended, thus the fapphant fued t 329 

When honour 's loft, 'tis a relief to die 5 
Death 's but a fure retreat from infamy^ 
But, to the loft if pity might be.fhown, 
Refleft on 3'oung Querpoides thy foni 
Then pity mine, for fuch an infant grace 325 

Smiles in his eyes, and flatters in his face. 
If he was near, compafTion he 'd create. 
Or elfe lament his wretched parent's htc . 
Thine is the glory, and the field is thine y ■ 
To tlice the lov*d Difpenfary I rciign, 3J« 

At this the vi6lors own fuch extaiies. 
As Memphian priefts if their Ofiris fneeze s 
Or champions with Olympic clangor fir'd ; 
Or fimpering prudes with fprightly Nantz infpir*d ; 
Or Sultans raisM from dungeons to a crown | 335 

Or fafting zealots when the fermon 's done. 

Awhile the chief the deadly fVroke declinM, 
And found comi>afrion pleading in his mind. 
But whilft he view'd with pity the diftrefs'd. 
He fpvM * Signetur writ upon hi* breaft. 340 

'J'hcn tow'rds the ikies he tofb'd his threatening head. 
And, fi;'d with more than mortal fury, faid : 

* Thofe nif mbcrs of the college that ohferve a late 
fiatutt', are called by the apothecaries ** Signetur men." 



Sooner than I '11 from vow'd revenge dciift. 
His Holinefs ihall tarn a Q^ietift^ 
Janfenius and the Jcfuits agree, j^ 

The inquidtion wink at herefy. 
Warm convocations own rhe church fccurc^ 
Ai^d more confuh her doctrine than her powe& 

With that he drew a lancet in his r^ge^ 
To punclurc th& ftiU fiipplicating fege, 2^% 

But, while his thoughts that fatal fboke^ dbcree, 
Apollo interpos'd in form o£ fee 
Tlw Chief great Paan'» golden tretfes knew, 
He own'd the God, and his rais'd arm withdrew. 

Thus often at the Tern ple-ftairs^ we've fccn 3:55 

Two Tritons, of a rough adiletic mten,^ 
Sourly difpute fome quarrel of the Hood,. 
With knuckles bruis'd, and face befmeav'd in blood ;• 
But, at the 6 rfl appearance of a fare,. 
Both ([uit tiw fray, and to their oars repair. y6% 

The Hero fo his enterprizc recalls, 
His £ft unclinches, and the weapon falls.- 


Ver. 342. 
Faith Hand unmov'd through Stillingffeet's defence. 
And Locke for nvyilery abandon f&nfe. 


C 77 I 



TTTHILE the Ihrill clanjror of the battle rings, 
^ ^ Aufpiciotts Hcahh appeared on Zephyr's wing^j 

She feem'd a chcmb moft divinely bright. 

More foft than air, more gay than morning-light. 

A charm (he takes from each excelling fair, 5 

And borrow's Carliile's (hapc, and Grafton's air. 

Her eyes like Ranclagh's their beams djfpcnfe. 

With Churchill's blooiTi, and Bcrkeiey's innocence 5 

On Iris thus the ditfciing lieains beftow 

The dye, that paints the wonders of her bow ; i* 

From the fair nymph a vocal mufic falk. 

As to Maciiaon thus the goddefs calls : 

Enough th* atchievement of your arms you *vc fliown^ 

You feek a triumph you ihould blufli to own. 

Hade to th' Elyfian fields, thofe blefs'd abodes, 15 

Where Harvey fits among the demi-gods. 

Confult tliat fjcred fagc, he '11 foon difcloie 
The i"nftl'otl that mufl mollify d.tfe woes- 



I'-m: r.^-pf*?: aprkics ncjt ia ruddy fircaks ; 

Ast* b :h: ^loMQ betrays its glnwu\^ checks. 

T^is B\\tT ihea, wiih bri;*ht uid burm(h*d grace^ 

Y'^u:a s.-^i a blooming luilre in its face* 

Ti> th' irr^s of thoie more yielding metals flie^, 

A-*-a i:t t're r\.»l'.U of their embraces lies. 

Sc» i^y^'.c ;iu-»- cling, I'o r. jbbornly retire ; 

Tiv.-;r low s moK violent than the cntmift's tire. 

Near tbefe :lte Delegate vvitii wonder fpies 
AVScre flooo> o: living iilver lenvntirc ; 
AVl'.cic richc'A nsetals tiicir bright tooks put on. 
And iTrearos through amber channels run; 
■Wi;cic ii;v».'» gay god dcfcends, taxipcn gems, 
Au'.l lend 3 iui:ie brighter than his beams. 

Hc4C lie cbi'crves the Aibttrranean cells, 
Whcie wanton nature fports in idleihclls* 
Some helicoeidb, fome conical appear : 
Thefc, mitres emulate; thofe tuihans are. 
Here marcaQtes in various 6gure wait, 
To rii^en to a true metallic ilate : 
Till drops that from imj^cnding rocks defcend 
Tl\cir I'ubftance petrify, and progrcfs end. 
Night livid Teas of kindled fulphur flow, 
And, whild enraged, their fiery furgcs glowt ] 

ConvuUions in the labouring mountains rife. 
And hurl their melted vitals to the ikies. 

He views with horror next the noify cave, 
Where with lu>arie dins imprifon'd tempefts rave ; 
Where clamorous burricanes attenft their flight, i 
>0\t wh!iU:\(:in tuiHuhuous eddies, tighr. 


The warring winds unmovM Hygeia heard, 
Brav'd their loud jars, but much for CeKus fear'd. 
Andromeda fo, whilft her hero fought, 
Slook for his danger, but her own forgot. xi« 

And new the goddefs with her charge defcends. 
Where fcarce one chearful glimpfe their fleps befriends. 
Here his forfaken feat old Chaos keeps { 
And, undifturbM by form, in filence fleeps ; 
A grifly wight, and hideous to the eye, i r- 

An aukward lump of fliapelefs anarchy. 
'VVi:h fordid age his features are defiic'd $ 
His hnds unpeo^ed, and his countries wafle. 
To tiicfe dark realms much learned lumber creeps, 
There copious Morton fafe in (ilence fleeps j i to 

Where muihroom libels in .oblivion lie. 
And, foon as bom, like othec monften, die. 
t'pon a couch of je:, in thcfe abodes. 
Bull Nigbr, his melancholy confort, nods. 
"No ways and means their cabinet employ; 125 

IJut their dark hours- they -waftc in barren joy. 

Nif^ii this recefs, with terror, they furvey 
Where- Death maintains 1ms drea^l tyrannic fway. 
In rhc elofc covert of a cyprefe grove. 
Where goblins frifk, and airy fpefhcs rove, 130 

Yawns a dark cave, with awful horror wide. 
Anil there the Monarch's triumphs arc defcryM; 
Cuntus'd, and wildly huddled to the eye, 
Tiic bvggar's pouch and prince's purple lie ; 
Dim lamps with iickly rays (carce fcem to glow j 135- 
t9ighs i.cave in mournful moans, and tears o'erflow ; 

G Rcrtlcf'^, 

-T -. ?. - a - ? z z 'iT a. 

".V :..iL .:i irti^rji lAi -hj.; :::j:i. .\2zr.^ 
'.V U-. :xci^t -.l-i .Jixi -scrt£i jf rill. 

T!^ 'r,n\' . aati fto :i« .rfarrT temi. 

Ar.rt rf :'.e:': ■rrTi;5ar: rrrsi ;n lacn -.fiin. 

THrr. li—iros^ .icx: iaatar: :jn{n:in't oc :x.rangi 
S'.G^ci, 2nii o:^, flic 'io.v:;' :«il£ iio=^ 
li-i-, 'iiic s .-nii'rr, .a sxc^ ihc : poor. 
Afi*; .3!nw "or :iari smiul^ .ler vi:^ ilorc. 130 

Vi.'v InsihTcme Lrpn, :iut a!fc:.nve luniiut^ 
W.:a :r*'-ii -trxuvMn^ ilain'-i, oifenuL :;ic :iu»tri 
S* •tcaf *a Be^u:y : fuit pen'uacixn-j pcnvcr; 
Nor ^n Hn^hi 'dc-^'. ciiarms lier lioam lecurs. 

W!iil:> .-nea^rs drains gires 1 dlest oiovir, i^ 

iTer .c.'ok : > arc :'ar:, buL her atiracc:^ iluvv ; 
>.o Ir.'if*. iiarii':, nor£ ailaults, are lixuwn ; 
Si.«; frarv :- :lve rorrrcfs nnl, tlicn akcs die ruvra. 
Rr.,.i.f^ .'^''^: cro'-viii of much isf;:rxr 3.uiiCt 
Tr/> r.umcrvio :o r^pcar, too fouL u oaiaei i€« 

']'!.« va':'^!^ ot chcir cnonarch'^ cynany, 
V« ..w, AC ... i nt^NJ, on :a:al errands Ey. 

:.r/v Cc.j;, wi-h i.i; glorious guiuc, invMcs 
'I'.'i \.\n7.- rryy^r, of tl.c £cc:;r.)^ Ciaitrs j 
V. . r.*: rijL/.z 4'.M lucfal defers are ciwlLirv'd, 165 

A. .J Sr^x foiU down L:« lazy ci«ie ; 

7 TLcn 


f hen ftews the ferry -laihan Ilie^plaAt.he bore» 

And claiais his paHiige to ihe' further fliore. 

To whom the'Stygkn pilot, fmiling, faid. 

You need no paltport to demand our aid« i ;• 

Phyiiclans never linger on tliis Araiid^ 

t^ld Charon 's pr^feht idill at<hcir coniman^. 

Our awful monarch and his confort owe 

To them the peopling of their realms below. 

Then in his fv.arthy li«nd he graYp'd the oar, i 75 

Received his guells aboard, and'fiiov'd from lljore. 

How, as the godddfs and herxrharge prcpaic 
To breathe the fweets df foft Elyfian air, 
'Upon the left they fpy a-penfive'ihadc, 
Who on his bended arm had raisM his head : ilf 

Pale grief fate heavy on his mournful loolc; 
To'whom, not iwconcern'd, thus Celfus fpokt : 
Tell me, xhou much affli£^cd (hade, why fighs 
'Burft from your bread, and torrents "fi cm ^} our eyes J 
And who thofe mangled Manes are, which fliow 185^ 
A fullen fatisfaflion at your vvoei 

^nce, faid'the gl»oft, with pity you 'Jl attend. 
Know, I 'm Ouaicum *, once your tirmefl friend ^ 
And on this barren beach in difcontenc 
Am doom*d to ftay, 'till th* angry powers relent. i9# 
Thofc fpcftres, feam'd with fears, that thrcatca there. 
The vi£iims of my late ill-condu£t are. 
They vex with endlefs clamours my repofe : 
This wants his palate ; that demands his nofe :. 

♦ Dr. Mortop. 

G X And 


AnrI her:; they cxcmtc ftcm Pluto's will, i: 

And ply mc every momeoc wirh a pilL 

Then Celfus thus: O much -lamented fbte ! 
How rig'ul is the (entence 30U relate ! 
Merhinks I recolleft your former air, 
But ah, how much you 're chant^'d from wliac you wcr 
Tnfipid ai your late ptifans you iie, 
1 hat once were fpnglitlicr tar than mercury. 
At tilt: fad tale you tell, the pnppics weep. 
And mourn tl^ir vcgstable fouls afieep ; 
The un£^uous larix, and the healing pine, t< 

Lament your f«c in tears of turpentine. 
But ftill the offspring of your hrain ihall prove 
The grocer's care, and brave the rage of Jove : 
When lx>n6rcs blaze, your vagrant works fhall rife 
In rockets, rill they reach the wondering ikies. % 

If monals e*er the Stygian pjwers could bend, 
Intrcatics to their awful feats I M fend. 
But, fince no human arts the Fates dilfuade, 
VireCt me how to find blefk'd Harvey's Ihade. 
In vain th' uniiappy ghoft ftill urg'd his ftay ; % 

Then, rifing from the ground, he fhew'd the way. 
Nigh the dull ihorc a (hapelefs mountain flood. 
That with a dreadful frown furvcy'd the flood. 
Irs fearful brow no lively greens put on ; 
No friiking goats l)ound o'er the ridgy flone. 2 

To gain the I'ummit the bright goddeft try'd ; 
And Celfus foUow'd, by degrees, his guide. 

Th' afcent thus conquer'd, now they tower on high 
And tafle th' indulgence of a milder iky. 




Loofe breezes 00 their airy pinions play, 245 ^ 

Soft infant blodbms their chade odours pay, > 

And rofes bluih their fragrant lives away. 3 

Cool ftreams through flowery meadows gently glides 
And, as they pafs, their painted banks they chide. 
Tbefe blif&ful plains no blights nor mildcN^'s fear, i^'n 
Th6 flowtrs ne'er fade, and ihrubs arc myrtles here. 
The morn awakes the tulip from her bed ; 
Ere noon in painted pride ihe decks her head, 
Rob'd in rich dye fhe triumf^s on tlie green^ 
And every flower does homage ro their queen. 2^5 
So, when bright Venus rifes from the flood, 
Around in throngs the wondeting Nereids crowd ; 
The Tritons gaze, and tune each vocal fliel]^ 
And every grace unfung, thcf waves conceal. 

The Delegate obferves, with wondering eyes, z^& 
Ambrofial d<:ws defcend, and incenfe rife ; 
Then haftens onward to the penfive grove. 
The filent maniion of difaflrous love. 
Here Jealoufy with jaundic'd looks appears. 
And broken (lumbers, and fantafdc fca^. 145 

The widow'd turtle hangs her moulting wings. 
And ro the woods in mournful murmurs iings. 
No winds but (iglis there arc, no floods but tears ; 
Each confcious tree a tragic flgnal bears. 
Their wounded bark records fome broken vow, ;. 50 
Ami willow-garlands hang on every bough. 

Olivia here in folitude he found, 
Hf.'T do».vn-caft cvc. nx'd on the filent ground : 

O 3 HCT 

f * O A ?. T H S » Cr S K 31 

}>. ■'■■ '■ —.7.'. -v.*.- , iTfi -.z -c-ir ci her nir. 

':/•. '.-..•/; '^ ""Jjr iT.ags cf icfpasr. 25^ 

K',-" >•<■;• <; : •^.:? «Ichnrcs ztenf 

T..': *,.< rr«ri-{:ckoef* and love's force heriy'^ 
T^ iV.*"!-.': r*T.^,r{clt{% arms :h' orihappr osd! 

/ .' "/•:: rv.f ;-/4 the jT-ilrr locer flocMJ, x€« 

Tf,r. Vr/. * (r,:{fxM hU CTC^, h's checks die blood; 
Ar. ..-y ;^,rr&r ihiTcr'd in ;.:$ look, 
/•, •', '\r. c^y-fioinpI«;or.'d njmph he fpoke » 

Tn.^ rr,^, fUiT ftizdtf from ^x'rttncc fjch anxious care^. 
y^r.jr ^I'/k', 'iifoMcr'd, anH your fxrfcm bare ? a 65. 

V/h/ 'l.-jt you languiOi like a drooping flower, 
( r-jft'd b/ rhc weight of Tome relcntlcfs fhower? 
Vour Ufij'uw! looks, your la:e \tlrCond\x£k rell } 
(>!i iliar, ifif^cad of traOi, you 'd taken fteel ! 

S'^M/d wi'h th' unkirid reproach, the confcioui Iiiau4 
'{ hii'. to her Ure infulting lover faid : 
Wli( n U'iir« liflen not to looTc dcfure^ 
You nilr our rriodeftyi our want of fire : 
SiTiilr or frit f lid, encourage or reprove, 
Yoti Oil! find reafons :o believe we lovci 175 

V.iifily you a likinp, we betray. 
Ami ncvr-r iiir an the pccviOi things we fay. 
I'W iiir thr fair-ones of Rufilla's make, 
I'tiitfK'il fhr }^rnius, uiiinJurM (he 'llforfake : 
lliil (i'\(-ial CcliH's, frvcra) ages boafti %to 

' 11 kr, when: ixafuii recommends the moft. 
Whnr hrivrnly tiuih and tcndcrncfs confpire, 
C'luilc pillion may i^erfuade us to defirc. 



Your (cXf he cry*d, a$ cu(!om bids, behaves ; 
In forms the tyrant ties fuch haughty (laves. 285 

To do nice condu6l' right, you nature Wrong { 
Jmpulfcs are but weak, where reafon 's fltong. 
Some want the courage ; biit how few the fla ne I 
They like the thing, that flartle at tlie name | 
The lonely Phoenix, though profefs'd a nun, 290 

Warms into love, and kindles at the fun; 
Thofe tale? of fpicy urns and fragrant firet 
Are but the emblems of herfcorcli'd defires. 

Then 9 as fae fhove'to clafp the fleeting fair. 
His empty arms confefs*d th' impaffive air. 295 

From lus etnbrace th' unbody'd fpe£be flies, 
Andy as (be mov'd, (he chid him with her eyes. 

They ha(len now to that delightful plain. 
Where the glad manes of tlie blefs'd remain : 
Where Harvey gathers (imples, lobeftowr $09 

Xtnmortal youth on heroes' Yhades^below. 
Soon as the bright Hygeia was in view, 
The venerable fagc her prefencc knew : 
Thus he — 

Hail, blooming goddefs ! thou propitious power, 305 
Wfaofe bleflings miortals more than life implore ! 
With fo much luftrc your bright looks endear, 
That cottages are courts where thofe appear. 
Mankind, as you vouchfafe to fmile or frown, 
Finds eafe in chains, or anguilh in a crown. 310 

With juft refentments and contempt you fee 
Tltt foul dilTcnfions'of the Faculty ; 

G 4 How 


if v« yyir lid txkeaing se now na=s^ ber Leu, 

A n< once a kissycc, n beaxBc a sade. 

}Icr I'rMis ne'er rifle her rnvftenoos fioR, 315 

B ;" fcudv- narare lefiy axid lucre more. 

Noc fo wl^en Rofs« to ck' EpkUariaa rzxs'd 

A tsmpky where deroced ioce&le blaz'd. 

Of:' fvhcr Tiber viewi the lofty fire. 

As the learr/d fon is worihip'd like the fire ; ^tm 

TfiC Us^e wkli Roaiuiua like honc-jri claim ; 

''I he i(:f: of life and laws were then the iTaae. 

I (how'ti of old, how rital cunects gliue^ 

And the meanders of the refluent title. 

Then, Willis^ why fpontaneous a&ions here» 325. 

And wltencc invotuntary motions there: 

And how the fpirits, by mechanic laws, 

l:i wtid caieers tumultuous riots caufe. 

Nor would our Wharton, Bates, and Glilibn, lie 

Jn the abyfs of blind obTcurity. 33* 

Hut now fuch wondrous fearches are fbrbom, 

And Pxan's art is by divtiions torn. 

Then V fi your Charge attend, and I '11 explain 

How her lofl health your (cience may regain. 

Uafte, and the matchlefs Atticus addrcfs, 335. 

Vrom Heaven and great NalTau he haa the mace. 

Th' opprefs'd to his afylum flill repair 1 

Alts he fupports, and learning is his care* 

1{e fuftens tlie harlh rigour of the laws. 

Blunts their keen edge, and grinds tlieir harpy claw$| 

And giaciouily he cads a pitying eye 

cVi the fad ftatc of virtuous poverty. 


THE DISPEfTSARY. Camto Vr. g^ 

Whene'er he fpeaks. Heaven ! how the ]iftejiuig thiong 

Dwells on the melting mufic of his tongiiie I 

His arguments are emblemt- of his mien, 345 

Miidy but not faint, and foreingy though fcrent j 

Andy when the powtf of eloquence be *d vcy. 

Here lightning ffarike^ jrou { there fofc bveeies figh« 

To him you muft your fickly (late veiiBr, 
Tour charter claims him as- your vifiter* 350 

Your wounds he '11 clofey and fovcicignly nCUnn 
Your fcience to the height it had before. 

Then Nalfau's health ihall be your glonooB aimt 
His life ihould be as lafling as bis fame. 
Some princes' claims from de¥a(Utions ^nng }. ^ 35^ 
He condcfcends in pity to be king : 
And, when amidil his oli^s plac'd ha (hmd^. 
And governs more by candour than commands-} 
Ev'n then not lef^ a hero he appears. 
Than when his laurel-diadem he wears. 364r 

Would Phoebus, or his Granville, but iufpirei 
Their facred vehemence of poetic fire j 
To celebrate in fong that god-like power,. 
Which did the labouring univerfe reflore ;- 
Fair Albion's cliffs would echo, to tlie drains . 365 
And praife the arm that conquer'd, to regain f 

The earthfs repofe, and empire o'er the main. ^ 

Still may th' immortal man his cares repeat, 
To make his bleflings endlefs as they 'm great ; 
Whtlft malice and ingratitude confefs 370 

They *\c flrove for ruin long without fuccefs. 













P K B F A e & 

:ooperVltt]laadWMifiH^!mlli tW one liy :$;ir 
ht»9 the other by Mr Vtfit ; tsrtll tine • i^t^u 
eandanx if they «pprot« of tUn. It wtt >imtttn 
[iring tbe naiDe of Ousmottt to 4 vilU* now be« 
I TO tlie earl bf CUr. The (ituatioii i« fo tgtt^ 
Ki furpiizing, that u mcHdcs one to think iomt 
if diis natuie put Ovid at firtl upon tlie Aory of 
M and EdMX It is probahle l.c hati oblcrvtil 
ffing anting amongft \%x>ods and rockt» whfiv 
«ai hearOj Aad feme flower UnUing over the 
. and by confequence rdle^led tiom it« Alter 
; die ftocj in the third bock of the Mciamot- 


phofis, it is obvious to objc£t (as an ingenious friend 
has already done) that the renewing the charms of a 
jiymphy of which Ovid had difpofTeilcd her, 

" — Tox tantuhi attjut offa fupcrfuht,*' 

is too great a violation of poetical authority. I dare fay 
the gentleman who i^ ifi^anr^ Would have beeiv ^^cYi 
pleafed to have found no faults. There are not ihany 
authors one can fay the fame of : experience Ihews us 
every day than there arc writers who cannot bear a 
brother fliould fucceed, and the only refuge from their 
indtgnation is ^y being lAconfidcrable ; upon which 
refle^lion, tliis thing ought to have a pretence to their 
favour. , 

They who would he more informed of what relates 
to the ancient Britoni, and the Druids their prieAs, 
may confult Pliny, Ovid, and the other clafTic authors 
that have ntentioncd them. 

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TTfTfl AT frenzy hai of late pofTefs'd th^ brain t 
^ ^ Though fevf can write, yet fewer can refrain, 
^ rank our foil, our bards rife in fuch (lore, 
Their rich retaining patrons icarc^ ai« more, ' 
The kkft indulge the fault the firft c6nltolt ; 5 

And take off ftill the offal of their wxr. 
So ibflii»ekfs, fo abafidoti'd, ate dieir Wa^s ; 
They {toach Parnairus, and lay fnarcs for praifc. 


C L A R E M p N T. 53 

None ever can witliout admir^ live» 
\yho have a pen Hon or a pjldce to give. i^ 

Great miniders ne'er fail of great deferts; 
The herald gives them blood ; the poet, parts. 
Senfe is of courfe annex'd to v^ealth and power; 
Ko Mufe is proof againft a golden (hp.wer* 
Let but his lordihip write fome poor lampoon, s^ 

He 's Horac*d up in doggrel like his OWQ s 
Or, if to rant ib tragic rage he yields^ 
Falfe Fame cries — Athens s honeft Truth-— Moorfields. 
Thus fooVd, he flounces on tinrough floods of ink ; 
Flags with full-fail; and rifes but ta (Ink. %% 

Some venal pens fo proditute the bays. 
Their panegyrics lafli ; their fatires praife. 
So naufcoufly, and fo unlike, they painty 
N — — 's an Adonis ; M — r-r, a faint. 
Mctius with thofe fam'd heroes is comparM, 15 

That led in triumph Porus and Tallard. 
But fuch a (hamelefs Mufc muft laughter move, 
That aims to make Salmonius vie with Jove. 

To form great works, puts Fate itfelf to pam f^ 
Ev*n Nature labours for a mighty man, 3© 

And, to pcrj^tuate her Hero's fame. 
She drains no lefs a Poet next to frame. 
Rare as the Hero's, is the Poet's rage j 
Churchills and Drydcns rife but once an age. 
With earthquakes towering Pindar's birth begun ; 35 
And an cclipfe produc'd Alcmena's fon. 
The fire of Gods o'er Phoebus caft a (hade j , 
JUjt, with a hero, well the world repaid. 


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C L A R E M O'N T. i^ 

'Dire6l me, Clare, to name fome nobler Mufe^ 
Tliat for her tlieme thy, lace recefs may chooie 2 79 

$\ich bright defcriptions ihall thefubie^l drefs. 
Such vaiy'dTcenes, fuch^plcaiing images, 
That fwains fluU leave their .lawns, and nymphs thehr 

And quit Arcadia for a feat like yours. 

But fay, who (ball attempt th' adventurous part 75 
Wltere Natuce borrows drsTs from Yanbrugh's an? 
If, by Apollo taught, he touch the lyre. 
Scones mount in columns, ^palaces afpircy 
And rocks are animated with his fire. 
'Xic he can paint in vevfe thofe riiing hills, 80 

Their gentle valiies, and ^heir (ilver pills } 
^Clofe grovas, and opening glades with -verdure fpread, 
Flowers (ighing fwects, and ihrubs that.balfam bleed; 
With gay variety the*d. 
And all the bright Horizon fmiling round. 8.5 

Whild I attempt to tell how ancient -Eame 
Records from whence the Villa took its name. 

In times of old, when Britifh nymphs were known 
To love no foreign faOiions like their own ; 
Wiien drefs was mondrous, and fig-leaves the mode, 99 
And quality put on no^aint hut woad.; 
Cf Spanifh red unheard was then the name 
( Vur cheeks were only taught to blufh by ihame} ; 
No beauty, to incriafe hcrcro)vd of.flavcs, 
Rofe out of walh, as Venus out of waves ; 95 

Not yet lead-comb was on the tdilet placM ; 
Not yet broad eye -brows were riiduc'd by jpafte 1 

9% GAaTH'i POEMS. 

No fiune-fmich fee ix» iup, md drove z cntk 

To toead die wocfc wHe ftaricienoe bad made ; 

Tlrc^ vece tinheacd at, and nnkiiDvn die Loobx* io9 

Aad durfr-' ftlkwcnns fsHn far dmes vo came ; 

Bore limlM were dien die marks af uiadLflii : 

All Ilks DUna verc bdaw dx knee. 

The mca icpcar'd a rocgi, a^cacjrsd race, 
SutLt in fhow, oz^dbioa'd m addrtfs ; 155 

ITprigkt in adiotM, and is dioa^fac &Ksre i 
And ftrlcW wers die fame diev vvonLi appear. 
flonoiur wai ^'-ac'd in prebicy alarx ; 
For Tiliai:".'. '.jji zo ticLcs bur dieir onvn. 
Kone travel' J to rc»rn politclr raid y tio 

Bat uiLI vrWi: fancy war. ad, reaiba had, 
\V1ucev«r Katvr: alk'd, dxir hao^ coold give ; 
Unleara'd in fcafts, trxj only cac xo live. 
No cook with arc increas'd phy^cxaos' tea : 
>»or fervM up Death in ibups and fricalces : 1 1^ 

Their taftc was, like their temper, unrelin'd ; 
For looks were then the lar. Tua^^e o::' die rr.imi. 

£re right and wrong, by rurni, fet prices Ixyre ; 
And confcicnce had its rate like common whore; 
Or tools to great employments had pretences 120 

Or merit was made our by impudence ; 
Or coxcombs look'd affuming in affairs; 
And humble friends grew haughty miniflers ; 
In thofc good days of innocence, here flood 
Of oaks, with heads unlhom, a folemn woody is 5 

Frequented \yy the Dniios, to bcPdOW 
Kcligious honours on the MtiTeltoe. 


The aaturalifh tre pmzleU to explain^ 
flow trees did firfl this flranger entcruiai 
Whether the bufy bir^s ingraft it there i i3# 

Or elfe fome deity^s myfterious care« 
As Druids thought 1 for^ when the blafted oak 
By lightning fallsy this plant efcapes the Aroke. 
So, when the Gauls the rowers of Rome dcfac'd^ 
And ftames drove forward with outrageous waflc, 135 
Jove*s faveur'd capitol uninjurM flood : 
So facred was the manfion of a God. 

Shades honour'd by this plant the Druids chofe, 
Here, for the bleeding vi6lims, altars rofe. 
To Hermes oft' they paid their facriBcc ; 140 

Parent of arts, and patron of the wife, 
^ood rules in mild perfuafions tiiey convey'd $ 
Their lives conftrming what cheir ledures faidv 
None violated truth, invaded right ; 
Yet had few laws, but will and appetite. t45 

The people's peace they lludicd, and profcft 
No politicks but public intcrell. 
Hard was their lodging, homely was tlieir food ; 
For all their luxury was doing good. 

No mitrcM pricft did then wjth princes vie, 1 5^ 

Nor o'er his mafter claim fupremacy ; 
Nor were tlie rules of faiih allow'd more pure. 
For being fcveral centuries obfcure. 
None loft their fortunes, forfeited their blood. 
For not l)eUeving what none underilood. 155 

Nor fimony, nor fine-^ure, were known ; 
Nor would the Bcc work honey for the Drone. 

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They hold that matter muft be flill the fame. 

And varies but in figure and in name 1 

And that the foul not dies, but ihifts her feat, lo^ 

New rounds of life to run, or paft repeat. 

Thus, when the brave and virtuous ceafe to lire. 

In beings brave and virtuous they revive. 

Again (hall Romulus in Naflfau reign ; 

Great Numa, in a Brunfwick prince, ordain 

Good laws ; and Halcyon years ihall huih the world 
The truths of old traditions were their theme j 

Or Gods defcending in a morning dream. 

Pais'd afts they cited ; and to come, foretold ; 

And could events, not ripe for fate, unfold : 200 

Beneath the fhady covert of an oak. 
In rhymes uncouth, prophetic truths they fpokc. 
Attend then, Clare ; nor is the legend long ; 
The ftory of thy villa is their fong. 

The fair Montano, of the fylvan race, 20^ 

Was with each beauty blefs'd, and every grace. 
His fire, green Faunus, guardian of the wood ; 
'His mother, a fwift Naiad of the flood. 
Her filver urn fupply'd the neighbouring ftreams, 
A darling daughter of the bounteous Thames. 210 

Not lovelier feem'd Narciflus to the eye ; 
Nor, when a flower, could boaft more fragrancy : 
His (kin might with the down of fwans compare, 
More fmooth than peail; than mountain-fnow more fair: 
In ihape fo poplars or the cedars pleafe ; 215 

But thofe are not fo flraight, nor graceful thefe : 

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, \ ■ -»•:."-. . . -^ 5 • : p". : ; : c, 'le meant -o .^ieaie : 
ii ' ■: .i-:r van:: 00 '.argti-.- r.s luppiii-: ; 
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;> /:'." ■ .'..e .vi-. vi-.i .loar- nut's .> ':r-^own» *«« 
P- ■ .1 • :,.. ji.'i'lii!' , anuarc-i rvichaiouiacriDgilanej 
* • . * . ' . t:?:.-. '.:•.. in "he '.cnciome wail j 
A"- v'-;.r.'.'; :... j'.Jt 'viiirper a^ '.hey fciii ; 
T.,- • tC ■ '.^ ,-. It. j;"> rhc ruin creep, 
Ar', iTM :n- ")a: Ap'l riroufy !>ecric ileep. ^^^ 

■?■■'. . -til Tjrt Rflio chofe, by love betray *i(y 
A '■• nnirm-.-nT t«»r a mourning maid. 
fliilirr, f.iri{rM''l wirii toiU the SyWau fiiesy 
I'n flmn ill'.- rrflcnriirn of fultry Ikies ; 
llur f 'rk a ticrrrr flame: T..ovc>. kccncft dart 145 

I I III) ^ tiii'.i.i^li lii-; ryrs a piifTagc to liis Iicart. 

Pen five 

C L A R E M O N T. i&, 

Pcnfivc the virgin fate with folded arms, 

Her tears but lending luflre to her charms. 

With pity he ))eholds her wovnding woes i 

But wants himfelf the pity he beftows. 250 

Oh whether of a mortal born ! he cries 1 
Or fome fair daughter of the diftant (kics ; 
That, in compaflion^ leave your cr)'flal fphere, 
To guard fome favoured charge, and wander here : 
Slight not my fuit, nor too ungentle prove t 255 

But pity one, a novice yet in love. 
If words avail noti fee my fuppliant tears; 
Nor difregard thofe dumb petitioners. 

From his complaint the tyrant virgin flies, 
AiTerting all the empire of her eyes. a 60 

Full thrice three days he lingers out in grief, 
Nor feeks from deep, or fudenancc, relief. 
The lamp of life now cafls a glimmeHng light ; 
The meeting lids his fctting eyes benight. 
What force remains, the haplefs lover tries j 265 

Invoking thus his kindred deities : 

Hafle, parents of the flood, your race to mourn ; 
With teirs replenifli each exhaufled urn ; 
Retake the life you gave, but let the maid 
J^all a juft viftim to an injuvM (hade. 270 

More he endcavour'd ; but the accents hung 
Half formM, and ftopp'd unfinifii'd on his tongue. 

For him the Graces their fad vigils keep ; 
Love broke his bow, and wifliM for eves to weep. 
What Gods can do, the mournful Faunus tries j 275 
A mount erc6ling where the Sylvan lies. 

H 3 The 

lot G A R T H'& POEMS. 

The rural powers the wondrous pile furvey. 
And pioufly their different honours pay. 
Th' afcent with verdant herbage Pales fpread ; 
Atd nymphs, transformM to laurels, lent their ihade.. 
Her dream a Naiad from the bads pours ; 
And Flora flrowo the fummit with her flowers. 
.Alone Mount Latmos claims preeminence, 
When filver Cynthia lights the world from thence* 

Sad Echo now laments her rigour, more z8$ 

Than for NarciflTus her loofe flame before. 
Her flefli to fmew Ih rinks, her charms arc fled j 
All day in rifted rocks fhe hides her head. 
Soon as the evening Ihews a Iky ferene, 
Abroad fhe drays, but never to be feen. *go 

And ever, ad the weeping Naiads name 
Her cruelty, the Nymph repeats the fame; 
With them fhe joins, her lover to deplore, 
And haunts the lonely dales he rang'd before. 
Her fex's privilege fhe yet retains; %^ 

And, though to nothing wafled, voice remains. 

So fung the Druids— then, with rapture fir*d. 
Thus utter what the Delphick God infpir*d : " 

Ere twice ten centuries fhall fleet away, 
A Brunfwick prince fliall Britain's fceptre fway. 300* 
No more fair Liberty ihall mourn her chains $ 
The Maid is refcued, her lov'd Perfcus reigns. 
From Jove he comes ^ the captive to refkore j 
Nor can the thunder of his Sire do more. 
Religion Ihall dread notliing but difguife ; 305 

And Juftice need no bandage for her eyes. 

3 Britannia 

G L A R B M O NiT. ,03 

Britannia fnailcs, nor fears a foreign lord 5 -* 

Hcriafcty to fecurc, two pov;^rs accord; L 

Her Neptune's trident, and her Monarch's fword. J 
Iitlcc him, fhall his Auguilus fhine in arms* 310 

Though captive to his Carolina's charms. 
Ages with future heroes ihc ihall blcfs ; 
And Venus once more found an Alban race. 

l^en ihall a Clare in honour's caufe engage : 
Example mufl reclaim a gracelefs age. 315 

Where guides themfelves for guilty views mif-lead ; 
And laws even by the legiilators bleed ;■ 
His brave contempt of date fhall teach the proud. 
None but the virtuous are of noble blood : 
For Tyrants are but* Princes in difguife^ 320 

Though long dcfcentsfrom Ptolemies. 
Right he ihall vindicate, good kws defend ; 
The firmefl patriot, and the warmefl friend* 
Great Edward's order early he ihall wear ;. 
New light reftoring to the fully *d ilar. 325 

Oft* will his Icifure this retirement chufe, 
Still finding future fubjcfls for the Mufe j 
And, to record the Sylvan's fatal flame. 
The place ihall live in fong, and Claremont be the name. 

IT 4 TO 


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■•/ I'. "•'■:' r'-'fiiro;, or l.y ?.-j:.:'.r.? all. 

Hi.*, M'-'..rfi, i'.r.i/ wiil ■ our •jripracti-/*! years 
■• u, . ■ •)»» M> of;* i r,;:.-.i tears. 



Though infant graces footh your gentlThours, 
More foft than iighs, more fu-eet than breathing flowcKf 
Let raih admirers your keen lightning fearj 
*ris bright at didance^ but defhoys if near. 

The time ere kmg, if verfe prefagCt will come^ 
Your charms ihall open in full Brudenell bloom. 
All eyes (hall gaze, tAl hearts (h^ homage yow» 
And not a lover languiih but for you.. 
The Mufe (hall ihing her lyre, with garlaodt crown'd^ 
And each bright- Nymph ihall (icken at tlie found. 

So, when Aurora firft falutes^the iight» 
Plbas'd we behold the tender dawn of light ; 
But, wlien with riper red ihe warms the fkicSf '^ 

fn circling throngs the wrng'd Muiicians rife s I 

And the gay groves pejoice in fymphonies. J- 

Each pearly flower with painted Beauty Ihines ; 
And every ftar its fading fire refigns. 


My LoRix, 
f^ U R Poet's rules, in eafy numbers, tell,. 
^^ He felt the paiTion he dcfcribcs fo well. 
In that foft art fuccefsfully refin'd. 
Though angry Caifar frown'd, the fair were kind- 
More ills from lov«, than tyrants malice, flow } 
Jove's thunder (Irikes lefs fuie than Cupid's bow. 


fmf m)^f 

A fulk^ kf, bbdc 

Wli-ii eoitii^ TtM tell likd^ Tw mil A 
M>r*< of ipsldL kf gfisilc Tntfb cadcK^ 1 

n/iz^ 41 s 5Tv:r U4tni ^V Jp«l 


The nymph mud fear to be inquifitivc j 

•Tis for the fcx*s quiet, to believe. 

Hei» air an eafy confidence mud ibow. 

And Ihun to find what (he would dread to know; 

Still charming witi: all arts that can eagage. 

And be the Juliana, of the age. 

To the Dutcheft of Boltonj on Kcr flaying all 
the Winter in the Country. 

/^EASE rural conquefts, and fet free your fwains, 

^^ To Dryads leave tlie groves, to NympHs the plains. 

In penfive dales alone let Echo dwell, 

And each fad figh (he hears with forrow tell. 

Hafte, let your eyes at Kent's pavilion * (hine. 

It wants but flars, and then the work 's divine. 

Of late. Fame only tells of yielding towns. 

Of captive generals, and prote£ted crowns : 

Of purchased laurels, and of battles won, 

Lines forc'd, dates vanqui(h'd, provinces o'er^rua, 

And ail Alcidcs' labour fumm'd in one. 

The brave muft to the fair now yield the prize. 
And Engli(h arms iubmit to Englilh eyes : 
In whiclv bright lid: among the firfl you (land ; 
Tlvough each a Goddefs, or a Sunderland. 


* A Gallery at St. James's. 


^mm CAETM^ rax: 


oti IPS voLgyr^xT MAinsmawsTT^ 



WWcIv, pgn^er'dwiifcrtiaEllniiifkkiafirtkK^ 
Emr4lJ^€«0i|Kflip fcaCOMlEBUiriteH&e. 
Boe ^rtac k « ert»9 wli^ pbe'ci oo fa%^ 
Tlioii^ all tlw Irofc 'i b like t>ci)«ycr*s cfc ^ 
Yet bct Qvoodk'dp a» Iff file lieac ^wa%f 
WJam hem ao J«ig)tr Ivt iloftiefTk Jars, 
tmiki if tht 4ifft whkK ^irgry Enry tt^ak^^ 
Afkd tmlf f&*n for tht vtrhom Ii«; rorfakei : 
Jf« fpmrei Tcj find iht co\irt; i»f tmiic crolVilg 
l*1uftiin}( m fcf otjf blixnl no !*ticr loft ; 

A'nl f trill' tt iti jbfence moft llrjEanRti*s frkBi!, 
■ of oU» ta (hyn 
.) wkkli liiH Arms had wori, 
I hv< tlf»r^ ungrateful Roiivc fttir'J, 
^ r J. whrne'(;r litt cuut)riy'> caufc to^uir'Jt 

t icf ] 

TO TH « 


TXTHILST weeping Europe bends beneath bcr ills^ 
^ And where the fword dcflroys not, famine kills j 
Our ifle enjoys, by your fuccefsful care, 
The pomp of peace, amidft the woes of war. 
So much the publick to your prudence owes, 
Yott think no labours long for oui repofe : 
Such condu£V, fuch integrity are ihown. 
There are no coffers empty, but your own. 

From mean dependance, merit you retrieve, 
Unaik'd you offer, and unfcen you gwc : 
Your favour, like the Nile, increafe bcftows. 
And yet conceals the fource from whence ic flows. 
No pomp, or grand appearance, you approve i 
A people at tlicir cafe is what you love : 
To leden taxes, and a nation fave, 
Arc all the grants your fervices would have. 
Thus far the ftate-machine wants no repair. 
But moves in matchlefs order by your care; 
Free from confufion, fettled and fercne j 
And, like the univerfe, by fprings unfeen. 

But now foroc ilar, finifler to our prayers. 
Contrives new fchcroes, and calls you from affairs : 
Ko anguifh in your looks, or cares appear. 
But how to teach tlV unpraftis*d crew to (leer* 
Thus, like a vi6tim, no condraint you need, 

To expire their oifcnce by whom you bleed. 



-For thee her mind in doubtful terms (he told^ 

And kamM to fpeak like orades of old. 

For thee, for thee alone, what could fhe more ? 

^he loft the honour (he had gaiu'd before ; 

Loft all the trophies, wliich her arms had won 

(Such Caefar never knew, nor Philip's foil) j 

jRcfign'd chc glories of a ten years* reign^ 

And fuch as none but Marlborough's arm could gain. 

•For ihee in annals fhe 'a content to ftine. 

Like other monarchs of &e Stuart line. 



^TTTHERE, where, degenerate countrymen— how higk 
^ ^ Will your fond folly and your madnerfs fly? 
Are fcenes of death, .and fervile chainsiib dear^ 
To fuc for blood and bondage every year. 
Like rebel Jews, with too much freedom curft, 
To court a change — though cenain of the worft ? 
There is no climate which you have not fought, 
VThere tools of war, and vagrant kings, are bought ; 
•O 1 noble paflion, to your country .kind, 
Tp crown her with -^ the refufe of mankind. 
As if the new Rome, which your fchemes unfolds 
V^ere to be built on rapine, like the old» 
While her afylum openly provides 
For every ruffian, every nation hides* 

, win 

' 1 in 1 

^V E R S E 5 




KIT-CAT-CLUB. 1703. 


/CARLISLE'S a name can every Mufe irifpirc; 
^^ To C^rlifle fill the glafs, and tune the lyre. 
With his lov'd bays the God of Day fhall crown 
A wit and luftre equal to his' own. 


At once the Sun and Carlifle took their way. 
To warm the frozen north, and kindle day ; 
The flowers to both their glad creation ow'd, 
Their virtues he, their beauties (lie beftow'd. 


The braveft hero, and the brighteft dame, 
From Belgians happy clime Britannia drew; 

One pregnant cloud we find does often frame 
The awful thunder, and the gentle dew. 


114 G A R T H'S POEMS. 


To Eflcx fin die fpnghtly wine; 
The health 's engaging and divine. 
Let pureft odours fcent the air, 
And wreaths of rofes bind our hair : 
In her chafte lips thefe blufhing lie. 
And thofe her gentle (ighs fupply. 


The God of Wine grows jealous of his art. 
He only fires the head, but Hyde the heart. 
The Q^een of Love looks on, and fmiles to fee 
A nymph more mighty than a deity. 

Hyde, though in agonies, her graces keeps, 

A thoufand charms the nymph's complaints adorn j 
In tears of dew fo mild Aurora weeps. 

But her bright off&piing is the chearful morn. 


When Jove to Ida did the gods invite. 
And in immortal toafting pafs'd the night. 
With more than ne£tar he the banquet blcfs^d. 
For Wbanon was the Venus of the fealL 


t "i ] 





^T^ O-DAY a t^iglity licro comes, to waim 
^ Your curdling blood, and hid you, Ericoofi^ ^nc. 

To vRioyt much m c 

virtue more J 

He fight5^ to favc, atH 

''& to rcftore. 

He ftrains no texts, o 

ttragoons pcrfuade ; 

Bt Jikc^ religioji, bu 


Born for mtokmd^ cl 

our live ; 

I&it 1 woai dtlkroyt k 


AttJ nonc^ except bb 


Siidi, firiioni, IS the 


In council gieatcfi:, a 


Ertte, but nat cruel ; witCy witnnut <kccit ^ 

loot fbr 40 *ige curs'd vvith a Bajazct. 

AttI you* diliUininK m be t{>o Secure:, 

AH li« |)fote^ODt and yet grudge hi^ powec. 

Wkh ^ou a monarch's right h in dispute } 

TTb© gtvt fu^rplies, art <>iily abfolkite, 

fc:t&nv, for iHime J your fa£litiuii t'cuds decline, 

too long you *vc labout'd ibr the Bourbon line : 

Alfen loft rights, an Auftrian prince alone 

I. Lorn to nod upon a Spanilh throne. 

A ciufc no Icfs could on great Eugene call 5 

iucp Alpine TQcks rc<iuirc an Hannibal i 


118^ G^AR TIT'S poems: 

If Vcrres gripes the poor, or Naenius write. 
Call that the robber» diis the parafite. 
Ne*er aim to make an eagle of an ovl ; 
Cinna ^ a flatefman; Sydrophel, a tool. 
Our cenfurers with want of thought difpcnfe^ 
But tremble at the hideous (in of fenfe. 
Who would not fuch* hard fate as ours bemoan^ 
Indicted for fonie wit, and damn'd for none ? 
But if, to-day, fome fcandal (hould appear, 
Let thofeprecifc TartuSFs bind o*er Moliere. 
Poet, and Papift too, they *11 furcly maul. 
There 's no indulgences at Hicks V hall. 
Gold only can their pious fpite allay. 
They call none criminals that can but pay: 
Tl^ heedlei's (hrines with viflims they invok<» 
^liey take the hi, and give the gods the fmoke» 




QUCH was our builder's art, that, fbon as- nam 'd, 

*^ This fabrick, like the infant-world, was fram'd. 

The archite£l muft on dull order Wait, 

But 'tis the Poet only can create. 

None elfe, at picafurc, can duration give r 

When marble fail;;) the Mufes' iUu£tures live. 



The Cyprian fane is now no longer fccn. 
Though facred to the name of love's fair qiieeo. 
£v'n Athens fcarce in pompous ruin Aands, 
Though finifh'd by the learn'd Minerva's hands. 
More fure prefagcs from thefe walls wc find. 
By Beauty * founded, and by Wit de(ign*d« 

In the good age of ghollly ignorance. 
How did cathedrals rife, and zeal advance I 
The merry monks faid orifons at cafe. 
Large were their meals, and light their penances { 
Pardons for fms were purchased with eflates, 
And none but rogues in rags dy'd reprobates. 
Bat, now that pious pageanuy 's no more. 
And flagcs thrive, as churches did before ; 
Your own magnificence you here furvey, 
Majeilic columns (land, where dunghills lay, 7 

And carrs triumphal rife from cans of hay, J 

Swains here are taught to hope, and nymphs to fear. 
And big Almanzor's fight mocks Blenlieim's here. 
Dcfccnding goddetres adorn our fcenes. 
And <iuit their bri^u abodes for gilt machines. 
Should Jove, for this fair circle, leave his throne. 
He 'd meet a lightninj; fiercer than his own. 
Though to the fun his towering eagles rife. 
They fcarce could bear the luftre of tliefc eyes. 

* Lady Sunderland. 

I 4 EPI- 





TTTHAT odd fantaftic things wc women do ! 
^ ^ Who would not liftcn when young lovers woo ? 

' 1 

woo? > 
! 3 

What ! die a maid, yet have the choice of two ! 

Ladies are often cruel to their coft : 

To give you pain, themfelves they puniih moft. 

Vows of virginity Ihould well be weigh'd 5 

Too oft* they 're canccl'd, though in convents made. 

Would you revenge fuch ralh refolves — you may ^ . 

Be fpiteful — and believe the thing we fay; I 

We hate you, when you 're eafily faid nay. J 

How ncedlefs, if you knew us, were your fears ! 

Let Love have eyes, and Beauty will have ears. 

Our hearts are form'd, as you yourfelves would choofc, .. 

Too proud to afk, too humble to refufc : 

Wc give to merit, and to wealth we fell ; 

He fighs with moft fuccefs that fettles welt. 

The woes of wedlock with the joys wc mix j 

'Tis heft repenting in a coach and fix. 

Blame not our conduft, fince we but purfue 

Thofe I'vely leflbns we have learn'd from you : 

Your breafts no more the fire of beauty warms,. 

But wicked wealth ufurps the power of charms. 

What pains to get the gaudy thing you hate, 

To fwell in ihoW; and be a wretch in flate 1 



At plavs yoM ogle, at the ring you bow ; 
Ev'n churches am no lan^luaries nowj 
There golden idols all your vows recd^ei 

he is no go64eh ulio lias nought to give. 

ih may oticc more the happy age appear. 
When words were artkfs, and the thoughts fincei^j 
When gold and grandeur were unenvy'tJ things. 
And courts Itfs cotettd than groves and fprings. 
LoTc then fhall only mourn when Truth complains^ 
Add cjioftancy feel tranfpon ia its chains j 
%hi with fuccef^ their own Ml ang^iiih tell, 
And eyes fhall nttcr what the lips couceal: 
Virtue again to its bright ftation climb, 
An^ beauty fear no enemy hut time s 
The fair fhall Hftcn to ddcn alone. 
And every Lucia ^d % Cato's fom 







T^OW Glaucus, with a lover's hafte, bounds o'er 
*^^ The fwelling waves, and feeks the Latian ihore. 
MeiTena, Rhegiumi and the barren coaft 
Of flaming JEtna, to his fight are loft : 
At length he gains the Tyrrhene feas, and views 
The hills where baneful philtres Circe brews ; 
Monilcrs in various fnrms around her prefs ; 
At thus the God falutcs the Sorccrefs : 

O Circe, l>c indulgent lo my grief. 
And give a love-Hck deity relief. 
TxM well the mijjjhty ptnvcr of plants I know, 
To iholo mv tigui-c and new fate 1 owe 
Againft Mciicna, on th* Aufoniin coaft, 
1 ScvlU vicwM, ar.d fjora that hour was loft. 
In t<jnt!crcrt founds I fuct'; ; bu: l\iU the fair 
NVas Ocaf u^ vows, and p;iilcfs jo pravcr. 
If numNM> can avail, e\cu tiicir power; 
vV ciWvgN of pUuis^ if pliQti have raorc. 

f a(k no cure ; let bm the virgin pine 
With dying pangs, or agoniesy like mine. 

No longer Circe could her flame difguife. 
But to the fuppliant God Marine, replies : 

When maids are coy, have manlier aims in view; 
Leave tliofe that fly j but thofe that like, purfue. 
If love can be by kind compliance won j 
See, at your feet, the Daughter of the Sun. 

Sooner, faid Glaucusj ihall the afh remove 
From mountains, and the fwelling furges love; 
Or humble fea-weed to the hills repair j 
£'er I think any but my Scylla fair. 

Straight Circe reddens with a guilty (hame, 
And vows revenge for her reje£led flame. 
Fierce liking oft* a fpite as ficFce creates>s 
For love refiis'd, without averlion, hates^. 
To hurt her haplcfs rival,, (he proceeds f 
And, by the fall of Scylla, Glaucus bleeds. 

Some fafcinating beverage now ihe brews^ 
Compos-d of deadly drugs and baneful juice^ 
At Rhcgium (he arrives ; the ocean braves. 
And trcadb with unwct feet the boiling waves.. 
Upon the beach a winding bay there lies, 
Shcltcr'd from fcas, and ihaded from the ikies : 
This ftation Scylla chofe ; a foft retreat 
From chilling winds,, and raging Cancer's heat*. 
The vengeful Sorccrcfs vifits this recefs j 
Her charm infufes, and infefts tlie place. 
Soon as the nymph wades in, her nether parts 
Turn into dogs ; tlicn ai hcrfclf fhc darts. 

5 A gbaftly 


A ghaftly horror in her eyes appears ; 
Bi|it yet flie knows notNwho it is (be fears; 
In vain ihe offers from herfclf to run. 
And drags about her what fhe llrives to ihun. 

Opprcfs'd with grief the pitying God appears. 
And fwclls the rifing furges with his tears; ' 
From the diftrcircd Sorcerefs he flies ; 
Her art reviles, and her addrefs denies : 
Whilft haplcfs Scylla, chang'd to rocks, decrees 
Dcilru6lioD to thoTe barks, that beat the feas. 


VOYAGE OF iENEAS continued. 

Here bulg'd the pride of fam*d UlyflTcs* fleet ; 
But good ^ncRS *fcap*d the fate he met. 
As to the Latian (hore the Trojan flood, 
And cut with wcll-tim'd oars the forming flood : 
He wcathcr'd fell Charyb<lis : but ere- long 
The (kics were darken *d, aoil the tcmj^eft ftrong. 
Then to the Libyan coart he iiretches o'er; 
And makes at length the Canhaginian fliore. 
Hero Dido, with an VoAMt^ble care, her heait rccei^-es.thc wanderer. 
Fix>m her kind arms ih* unpraii tul hero flies ; 
The injurM queen looVs on with dying eyes, 
Then tv> her folly falls a facrincc. 

Aj^ras now fets fail, and, plying, gains 
Isui En X, y^hcvc his friend Acettcs reigns : 



Firft to his fire does funeral rites decree, 
Then gives the fignal next, and (lands to fca ; 
Out-runs the aflandS'^here volcano's roar; 
Gets clear of Syrens, and their faithlefs fhorc s 
But lofes Palinurns in the way ; 
-Then makes Inarime, and Prochyta. 



The gallies now by Pythecufa pafs 5 
The name is from the natives of the place. 
The Father of the Gods, detefting lies, 
Oft', with abhorrence, heard their perjuries. 
Th' abandon'd race, transformed to beafts, began ' 
To mimic the impertinence of man. 
Flat-nos'd, and furrow'd j with grimace they grini 
And look, to what they were, too near akin: ■• ♦ 

Merry in make, and bufy to no end ; 
This moment they divert, the next offend : 
So much this fpecies of their pad retains ; 
Though loH the language, yet the nclfe remaiiM. 


Now, on his right, he leaves Parthenope : 
His left, Mifenus jutting i:\ the fea : 
Arrives at Cuma, and with awe furvey'd 
The grotto of the venerable maid j 

.4 ^cgt 


Begs leave through black Averaus to retire ; 
And view the mu^h-lov'd manes of his fire. 
Straight the divining virgin rait'd her eyes ; 
And, foaming with a holy rage, replies : 

O thou, whofe worth thy wondrous works proclaim t 
The flames, thy piety j the world, thy fame j 
Though great be thy requeft, yet (halt thou fee 
Th' Elyfian fields, th' infernal monarchy ; 
Thy parent's Ihade : this arm thy flcps fhall guide t 
To fuppliant virtue nothing is dcny*d. 

She (poke, and pointing to the golden bough, 
"Wliich in th* Avernian grove refulgent grew, 
rSeize that, (he bids : he liftens to the maid ; 
Then viewt the mournful manfions of the dead ; 
The (hade of great Anchifes, and the place 
3y Fates detennin'd to the Trojan race. 

As'btck to upper light the hero came. 
He thus falutes the vifionary dame : 

O, whether fome propitious deity. 
Or lov'd by thofe bright rulers of the iky ! 
With grateful incenfe I fhall ftile you one, 
^nd deem no godiiead greater than your own. 
Twas you rcftorM mc from the realms of night. 
And gave me to behold the fields of light : 
To feel the breezes of congenial air ; 
And nature's blefl benevolence to (hair. 


I am no dcixj* ^plf^ ^^ Dioe^ 

ft htJ^ wmtdid DeacE^s tyrsnek f«mjt 
id I canlcnea! lo tfae God of I^j» 
ftb pfccatjes lit fooght igtj Iotc, «*d Utd^ 
Kte ill jwn iBt&, mj hii Cumzran HuidL 
aa9s*d ; l]lCB« fMNsdog to 9 t>C2p ol" fiai» 

It all ! luuftbdfvil of ih* t^sB. of tini^, 

^ ffiulmg bloQna, I bottled ODce^ i& g^^^ 
id fc«bk J^ wich laggiiif limbs crt:c{ii o&^ 
rcn ccDtHTies hate £ Uv'^i tiirec mocc fiilfil ' 
be period of tbc vears to fimib itilL 
1m» 11 thinks ilia£ Fhorbus, drtll in joutk dnrin^ 
kI ooce belicv'ii bis luf^re lefs than mi^: f 
bis wiilicr'd fhuD^ (fo Fat^ hiTe will'd) HuH wafie 
o DOiJiin^^ but prorli^fic \voril5p at Isfr, 
Tiic Sibyl mountirg now from nether fkicx, 
nd the tam'd liian prince^ ar Curoa rife, 
c fail'dy and near the place to anchor cainc, 
ncc caird Cajeta, from his nurfe's name, 
ere did the luckleU Macarcus, a firicnd 
b u-ifc Ulyflcs, his long labours end. 
ere, wandering, Aclia;menides he meets, 
.nd fuddcn thus his late alTociatc greets. 
V'hcnce came you here, O friend, and whither bound ? ^> 
ill gave you lolt on far Cyclopean ground j L 

i Greek 's at lafl aboard a Trojan tQund. Ji 

T H Ik 

it? GAP. TK'5 POEMS. 



T*TJi Ac ■ Tr^frHci — V.' '\^ thioki I Dime 
JF'tii, 1. - III' l»tcty proci-im. 
1 ':c4j>'d fhr; CycLow through the Hero's aid, 
£/ . 1 1.*' r« r.v my n. angled limbs 1;ad laid. ^rlt -our ..av;. un-'!crfail he found. 
He rav'i!, I ill ^Ktnz !J)Our'd with the found. 
Ka '-a^j lie fialkM a.r-ng the mcantaic*s t2c>, 
Ar.'i v'jr.teti clouds of breath at every ftride. 
H:> s^ukiF a mo^intain a(h ; and in the clouds 
Oft% a» he walk^ his griily front he flirowds. 
Bye It- f. he grop'd about witli vengeful haP.c, 
And juilled promontoriesy as he pafs'd. 
Then hcav'd a rock's high fumroit to the main. 
And bellowed, iike fome burfling hurricane : 

Oh ! could 1 Icize UlylTcs in his flight. 
How unlamenrcd were my lofs of fight 1 
Thcfc J4-.VS ihould piece-meal tear each panting vein, 
' Gfind every crackling lx)ne, and pound his brain. 
As he rav'd, my joints with horror (hook j 
The tide of blood my chilling hean forfook. 
I faw him once Hif^'orge huge morfels, raw. 
Of wretchc* ur • - -fttd in his maw. 
From the pair Ir- athlcfs trunks whole limbs he tore, 
His beard all ■ '..:tcd with o'erflowing gore. 
My anxion!. Iir-urs I pafs'd in caves j my food 
' Was furcii fruits, and wildings of the wood. 

, A: 


At length a fail I wafted, and aboard 
My fortune found an hofpitable lord. 

Now, in return, your own adventures tell. 
And what, lince firil you put to fea, befeL 


Then Macareus-*-There reign'd a prince of fame 
'0*cr Tufcan feas, and i£o1us Ins name* 
A largcfs to UlyfTcs he confign'd. 
And in a (leer's tough hide inclos'd a wini. 
Nine days before the fwelling gale w6 ran ; 
The tenth, to make the meeting land, began : 
When now the merry mariners, to find 
ImaginM wealth within, the bag unbind. 
•Forthwith out-rufli'd a guft, which backwards bone 
Our gallics to the LaiRrigonian &ore, 
Whofc crown Antiphates the tyrant wrre. 
Some few coinmitfioii'd were with fpccd to treat; 
Wc to his court repair, his guards we meet. 
Two friendly flight preferv'd ; the third was doomed. 
To be by thofe curs'd cannibals confum*d. 
Inhumanly our haplefs friends they treat; 
Our men they murder, and deftroy our fleet. 
In time the wife Ulyfles bore away. 
And dropp'd his anchor in yon faithlefs bay. 
The thoughts of perils paft we (lill retain. 
And f^ar to land, till Iocs appoint the men. 

K PoHtes 


ijo G A R T H'S PO & M & 

Politcs true, Elpenor given to wine, 
Eurylochus, myfelf, the lots aflign. 
Defign'd for dangers, and refolv'd tt> dare. 
To Circe's fatal palace we repair. 



Before the fpacious front, a herd we find 
Of hearts, the ficrccft of the favage kind. 
Our trembling fteps with blandilhments they meet. 
And fawn, unlike their fpecies, at our feet. 
Within upon a fumptuous throne of ftate, 
On golden columns rais*d, th* Enchantrefs fate. 
Rich was her robe, and amiable her mien. 
Her afpe6b awful, and (he lookM a queen. 
Her maids not mind the loom, nor houihold care. 
Nor wage in needle- work a Pythian war ; 
Bat cull in caniilt^s difadrous flowers, 
And plants from haunted heaths, and fairy bowers, 
With brazen fickles reapM at planetary hours. 
Each dofe the Goddcfs weighs with watchful eye 5 
So nice her art in impious pharmacy ! 
Entering (he greets us with a gracious look. 
And airs, that future amity befpoke. 
Her ready Nymphs ferve up a rich repaft ; 
The bowl (he dafhes firft, then gives to taftc. 
Quick, to our own undoing, we comply ; 
Her power we prove^ and (hew the forcery. 




Soon, in a length of face, our head extends ; 
Our chin (tifT bridles bears, and forward bends. 
A breadth of brawn new buraiihes our neck ; 
Anon we grunt, as we begin to fpeak. 
Alone Eurylochus rcfus'd to ttftc. 
Nor to a bead obfcene the man debased. 
Hither Ulyffes haftes (fo Fates command) 
And bears the powerful Moly in his hand ; 
Unlheaths his fcymitar, affaults the dame, 
Preferves his fpedes, and remains the fame. 
The nuptial right this outrage flraight attends 1 
The dower de(ir*d is his transfigur'd friends. 
The incantation backwards ihe repeats. 
Inverts her rod, and what ihe did defeats. 

And now our ikin grows fmooth, our ftape uprightj 
Our arms ftretch up, our cloven feet unite. 
"With tears our weeping general we embrace ; 
Hang on his neck, and melt upon his face { 
Twelve (ilver moons in Circe's court we (lay, 
Whilft there they wade th* unwilling hours away. 
Twas here I fpy'd a youth in Parian done ; 
His head a pecker bore ; the caufe unknown 
To paflcngers. A Nymph of Circe's train 
The mydery thus attempted to explain. 

X » TH^ 

13* GARTH'g Pt>EM^ 


Picui who once th' Aufoniaa fccptrc held, 
CouKI \"ein the ftced, and fit him for the field : 
So like he was to what you fee, that ilill 
Wc douhi if real, or the fculptofs fkiH* 
The (imccs in the finifhd. piece, you find. 
Are h\« the copy of his faiier mind. 
Pour luftrcs fcnrcc the royal youth could nanac. 
Till every love-lick nvmph confefsM a flame. 
Oft* for his love the mountain Dryads fucd, 
And cvcrv filver fifter of ihc flood : 
Thofr of Numiou^, Alhulju and thofc 
Where A I mo crccjw, and hafty Nat o*er flows : 
Where fcilp* Anio glides ihrouv);;i fmiling meads, 
A\"hcie fhady Faifxr ruftUrs in tl»c recJs : 
And iKofe that love the Ukcs, and homage owe 
'XV the chaRt snnidefs iif the fjlver bow. 

In vAi:\ each n>u>ix\ her hi'^hteit charms pet on, 
l^iv hojict :u> K^vcrc'i::; w, uVx* olxy but oac : 

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The Then would ftand ftill, the ccdin beod; 
An J Mrdi neglc£t their pirJoas to arcrnd j 
The f;arage kbd in foreft^vt^iJtls grow- tamei 
At}4 Caocns, from her heavfri^ly vokr, her name. 

Hymen hjd now in [otnt ill- fated hour 
Their hands united^ as thtir hean& before* 
WMlTt their fofr njomenrs in delights ihcv waftcj 
At3d each new day was dearer thao the pa A j 
Fka* would fometimes o'er the forefh nove, 
Asd mingle fpt»rts with intervals of love. 
h thinc*dt Jt% oacc tlie tbamiog Iwar Ivt chac'd, 
Hii jcwcK fptrkiing on his Tyrian vcft, 
LafcTvlotii Cjrce wtU tjie youfh fur^.cy'd. 
As fimpling on the flo^very tiilh fhe llray'd. 
Her wiping cy« their liJenc metTa^c eel], 
And itQtn her lafi rlic verJarjr mifchief fdL 
As ^e attempts it words, his couifer fpnn|Ts 
(Xer hills* and lawns, and ev'n a wiih out wings. 
Thou ihalt not 'fcapc mc fa> pronounced the damc; 

If plants have power, and fpclls he not a name. 

She faitl — and forthwith formed a boar of air, 

That fonght the covert with diflcmbled fear. 

Swift to the thicket Pic us wingi his way 

On foot, to chace the viUonary prey. 

New Ihc invokes the daughter!, of the^nighr, 

Dt>cs noxious juices fmecir, aiul charms recite; 

Su'j'n a'? tan veil ti)e moon's more tccblc fijc, 

Or fha*lc tlic gohicn luiac of her fire. 

In tiirhy togs Ihe iiivicv ila, cli(jaif»jl noon | 

Tht ^uaid at, v.rd tl.e youth alone : 


B/ thofe fair eyes^ fhe cries, and every grace 
That finiih all the wonders of your face. 
Oh ! I conjure thee, hear a queen complain ; 
Nor let the fun's foft lineage fue in Tain. 

Whoe'er thou art, rcpl/d the king, forbear, 
Kone can my paflion with my Canens ihare. 
She firft my every tender wifli poffcft, 
And found the foft approaches to my breaft. 
In nuptials bled, each loofe defire we (hun. 
Nor time can end what innocence begun. 

Think not, fhe cry*d, to faunter out a life 
Of form, with that domcflic drudge a wife $ 
My juft revenge, dull fool, ere long, fhall (bow 
What ills we women, if refus'd, can do : 
Think me a woman, and a lover too. 
From dear fuccefsful fpite we hope for eafe, 
r^or fail to punifli, where we fail to pleafe. 

Now twice to eafl (he turns, as oft' to wed ; 
Thrice waves her wand, as oft* a charm exprefL 
On the loft youth her magic power (he tries ; 
Aloft he fprings, and wonders how he flies. 
On painted plumes the woods he feeks, and ftill 
The monarch oak he pierces with his bill. 
Thus chang'd, no more o'er Latian lands he reigns ; 
Of Picus nothing but the name remains. 

The winds from drizling damps now purge the air. 
The mifts fubfide, the fettling (kies are fair : 
The court their fovcreign feek with arms in hand. 
They threaten Circei and their Lord demand. 



Qjiick (he invokes the fpirits of the air, *) 

And twilight elves, that on dun wings repair r 

To charncls, and th' unhallowM fepalchre. 

Now, ftrange to tell, the plants fweat drops of blood. 
The trees arc tofs*d from forefts where they flood j 
Blue ferpents o*er the tainted herbage Hide, 
Pale glaring fpc6ires on the aether ride ; 
Dogs howl, earth yawns $ rent rocks forfake tlieir beds. 
And from their quarries heave their ftubborn heads. 
The fad fpe£^ators, {liffen*4 with their fears, .. 

She fees, and fudden every limb flie fmears ; i 

Then each of favage hearts the figure bears. J 

The fun did now to weftern waves retire. 
In tides to temper his bright world of fire. 
Canens laments her royal huiban<l's Aay j 
111 fuits fond love with abfencc, or delay : 
Where (he commands, her ready- people run 1 
She wills, retra6^s ; bids, and forbids anon.^ 
Reftlefs in mind, and dying with defpair, 
Her breads ihe beats, and tears her flowing hair. 
Six days and nights fhe wanders on, as chance 
Dlre£ts, without or deep, or fuftenance. 
Tiber at laft l)ebolds the weeping fair j 
Her feeble limbs no more the mourner bear j 
Stretch'd on his banks, (he to the flood complains. 
And faintly tunes her voice to dying drains. 
The fickening fwan thus hangs her filver wings. 
And, as (he droops, her elegy (he fings r 
Ere-long fad Canens wafles to air ; whilft Fame 
The place flill honours with her haplefs name. 

K 4 . Here 


Htrt d't6 the teoda tak of Picas ccaic, 
Abofr belief the vowier, ItmdiU. 

FofOoU by Circe, to our fnfiiniig fleet. 
Mrielf, unable funher woes to bear, 
Dtc'im'd the iwyage, aaj am refog'd here. 

jENEAS arrives in ITALY. 

Tbut Macareuj— Now with a pious «m 
Ifi'I j/yyj Aintzt rais'd a foneral flame, 
Ih honour of hi', h-nry nurfe's name. 
Her cpitkpii lie fix*d ; and fettiog fai!, 
Cajcta Itft, and ca'chM at every gale. 

He ftciyd at dift:?ncc from the faithlcfs flioie 
Where tlie falfc Got-ldcfs reigns with fatal power; 
And fout'lit thoftf grateful groves, that (hade the plain, 
Where Tiber rolls nrajcftic to the main, 
Ani\ fattens, as he rum, the fair campain. 

His kindred Gods tlic Hero's wiffies crown 
With fair I/avinia, and f^atinus* throne: 
But not vvlrlnjut a war tlie prize he won. 
Drawn up in bright array the battle ftands : 
Tiirnu . witi) arms his promis'd wife demands. 
Hciiuiun^, La^ians, e(|ual fortune (hare ; 
Av.t\ dfmbttul long ap|M:ars the face of war. 
l*>(i;li powers t"ion» neighbouring princes feck fupplic3. 
Ami ciu1»hI1'u;'. i'pjioint for new allies, 
^■'iiva'., for idlff, FCvandcr moves j 
ill* 'lu-nicl 111- Jilits, his caufc approves. 





The bold Rutiliaas» with an equal fpeed. 
Sage Vcnelus diffiatch to Diomede. 
The king, late griefs revc^ving in his mind^ 
Thefe reafons for neutxalicy affign'd : 

Shall If of-one poor dotal town pofleft. 
My people thiny,my wretched country wafle; 
An exil'd pnnce, and on a fhaking throne $ 
Or riik my patron's fabjefb, or my own ? 
You '11 grieve the havihners of our hap to hear { ; 
Nor can L.telljthe tale without a leae. . 

T H B 


After fam*d Ilium was by Argives won, 
And flames had finifh'd, what the fword begun 5 . 
Pallas, incetis'd, purfued us to the main. 
In vengeance of her violated fane. 
Alone Oilcus forc'd the Trojan maid. 
Yet all were punilh'd for the brutal deed. 
A ftorm begins, the raging waves run high, 
The clouds look heavy, and benight the fky ; 
Red (heets of lightning o*er the feas are fpread, . 
Our taclcling yields, and wrecks at laft fucceed. . 
*Tis tedious our difaftrous ftate to tell ; 
Even Priam would have pitied what befel. 
Yet Pallas favM me from the f wallowing main; 
At lioine new wrongs to meet^ as Fates ordain. 

. Chac'd: 


ChacM from mv ctmntrff I once moie repeat 
All ruff;rifig« (inM eoDid give, or war oomplat; 
For Venus minHful of her woond, decreed 
Scitl new caUmitiet ihoold pail fuccced. 
A^ottf impatient through focceflive iHs, 
With f jfv, f»vcH bright Goddefs thuf reviles r 
Theie pla^uet in fpite to Diomede are fent ; 
The crime i% hi*., hut ourt the punilhment. 
I.«et cadiy my friends, her puny fpleen defpife^ 
And dare that haughty harlot of the ikies. 

The reft of Agmon*s infolence complain. 
And of irreverence the wretch arraign. 
Al>out to anfwer, his blafplicming throat 
Contra^ K, and fhiieks in fome difdainful note. 
To hit new ikin a fleece of feather clings. 
Hides his late arms, and lengthens into wings. 
The lower features of hit face extend, 
Warp into horn, and in a beak defcend. 
i Some more experience Agmon's deftiny; 
And, wheeling in the air, like fwans they fly. 
Thefc thin remains to Daunus' realms I bring. 
And here 1 reign, a poor precarious king. 



Thus Diomedcs. Venulus withdraws } 
Vnf(Kd the fcrvice of the common caufe. 
Putcoli he palfcs, and furrey'd 
A cave long honoured for ita awful ihade. 




Here trembling reeds exclude the piercing ray. 
Here fbreams in gentle falls through windings fbray, 
And with a pafHng breath cool Zephyrs play. 
The goat-herd God frequents the filent place, 
As once the wood-n3rmphs of the fylvan race. 
Till Appulus, with a diihoneft air. 
And grofs behaviour, banifii'd thence the fair. 
The bold buffoon, whene'er they tread the greeo, 
Their motion mimicks, but with geft obfcene. 
Loofe language oft' he utters ; but ere long 
A bark in iilmy net-work binds his tongue. 
Thus changed, a bafe wild olive he remains 1 
The ihrub the coarfenefs of the clown retains. 


MeanwhHe the Latians all their power prepare, 
'Gainfl fortune and the foe to puih the war. 
With Phrygian blood the floating fields they flain j 
But, ihort of fuccours, itill contend in vain. 
Turnus remarks tlie Trojan fleet ill-mann*d. 
Unguarded, and at anchor near the Arand ; 
He thoui^lit ; and flraight a liglitcd brand he bore,. 
And fire invades what *fcap'd the waves l^fore. 
The billows from the kindling prow retire j 
Pitch, rofin, fearwood, on red wings afpire. 
And Vulcan on the feas exerts his attribute of fire. 

This when the mother of the Gods beheld. 
Her towery crown Ihc (hook, and fiood rev«ard $ 


C?5^* T-jrrw, and die : 
^A ^.*r*i TO riciflK -^Jt I prareo. 
Triefe Ti-Virt, otiot rmw rrteu on Idxttood, 
i^r/f Tav? :^i^ fhawie 'So each <kftuadnig God| 
NVr f*iall r.-jfltunie j iircTTxabie Fate 
A'W.\ -heir leir.g 30 r]e»7m:ii'd date. 

V'^torhc pesAs oi rhurder Heaven's ^ligh aicfaes reiid|^ 
T.'r .laij-f^onr-; !«ip, rhe fhowcrs in I'pouts dc£cencL 
7.r, .vine's w-th w:f!cr.''i throats :he ii^ai give; 
Trii; -aK^t^ hrcar-, the fmoakine ^cifeh drive. 
Vow, 'jvonriroBs, ;is :bey lieat :he faamuig Oaod,, 
The timticr fofccr.a into 3elh and iilood; 
The /ards and oar. new aims and legs dciigiLf. 
A Trunk rhe hull ; the flender keel, a fpine ^ 
The prow a female face ; and hv decrees 
The gallic? rife ffrecn daughter- of rhe Teas. 
Somcrimc; on coral beds thev fit in (late. 
Or wanrtin on the waves rliey fcar'd cf late. 
The bark'i, brat the fcas, arc ftill their care^ 
Thcmlclvc; n'mcmbcrin^ what of late they were 1 
To f^vt a Trf);an Tiil, in thrones they prefs, 
ISut fin lie :o kc Aldnous in diftrefs^ 

(inable were tho<c wonders to deter 
The f,atian^ from fhcir unfucceftful war. 
HtMh {\t\f% for doui)rful vi£J:ory contend; 
Arid (in tiirir roiira;^e, and their Gods, depend. 
N(»r liiii^hr f.Kvinia, nor Latin us' crown, 
Wann th<ir y^rtni foul to war, like fair renown. 


xmD'S METAMORFHO^Ea. Boos XIV. i^ 

Venus at lad beholds bsr godlike foa 
Triumphant, and the field of battle won | 
Brave Turnus (lain ; ftrong Ardea but a taXXMf 
And buried in fierce deluges of flame ; 
Her towers, that. boafted; once a fovexetgn imxff 
The fate of fancy'd grandeur now betray. 
A famiih'd heron from the aihes fpringSy 
Aftd beats the ruin with difath-ous wings i 
<^alamities of towns diftreft ihefeigaSy 
And oft*, with woeful fbrieks^ of war coii>p]atnt» 

T H B 

Now had ^neas, as ordain*d by Fate, 
^urviv'd the period of Sarurnia's hate : 
And, by a fare irrevocable doom, 
•Fix'd the immortal majcfty of Rome. 
Fit for the ftation of his kindred ftars, 
His mother Goddefs thus her fuit prefers : 

Almighty ai biter, whofc powerful nod 
shakes diflant earth, and bows our own abode ; 
To thy great progeny indulgent l)e. 
And rank the Goddefs-born a deity. 
Already has he view'd, with mortal eyes. 
Thy brother's kingdoms of the nether Ikies. 

Fonhwith a conclave of the Godhead meets, 
%Vhere Juno in the ihining fenate fits. 
Remorfe for pad revenge the Goddefs feels s 
Thea thundering Jove th* alnaighty mandate fcals ; 


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m>^ItT£TAMORPHOSES. Book XlY, 14^ 

w haughty Romtslus began hi* fthgnf 

« h\\ by thunder he afpir'ct 10 fcigjn* 

dk Acroti fuQcctdtd to the crown ; 

M peace ende^roar^ngt tnnre than arniSi renown^ 

lAvendnus well refigiiM hi 5 throne, 

If Mount on which he TuVd pccfeive^ hii aime, 

jiPfQtas wore eke regal diadcnu 



k Hami*4ryad flour ifhM in thefe dayu 
t aimc Pomona I from her woodUod race, 
prden culture none ccmlcl fo excel, 
fiarm the pliant fouls of planci fo wdli 
10 the frutt more generout fl;if'oiirs lend, 
teach the threes with nobler loads to bend. 
The Nytnph frequented not tlic flacttnng ilreanij 
r meads I the iubjcS of a virgin's dream j 
: to fuch joys her nurfcry did prefer, 
me to tend her vegetable care. 
MTining-hook Ihe carry'd in her hand^ 
d taught the dragglers to obey command ; 
i the licentious and unthrifty bough, 
: too-indulgent parent ihould undo, 
(hows, how flocks invite to their embrace 
;raft, and naturalize a foreign race 
mend the falvage teint j and in its {lead 
ipt new nature, and a nobler breed. 



144 GARTH'^ P O £ M «. 

Now hourly fhe ohfervcs her growing care, 
•And guards theic iwrage from the bleaker air t 
' Then opes her ftreaming iluices, to fupply 

With flowing draughts-hcr thirfty family. 
Long had fhe laboured to continue Aree 
-from chains of love, and nuptial tyranny ; 

Andy in her orchard's fmall extent immur'dy 
-'Her vow*d virginity fhe ftillfecur'd. 
' Oft' would looTe Pan, and all the luflful train 
" Of fatyrsy tempt her innocence in vain. 
"Silenus, that old dotard, own'd a fiasie ; 

• And he, that frights the thieves with (Iratagem 
*Of fwerdy and fomething elfe too grofs to name. 
' Vcrtumnus too purfucd the maid no lefs ; 
•But, with his rivals, iharM a like fuccefs. 

To gain acccfs, -a thoufand ways he tries ; 
"Oft*, in the hind, the lover would di%uife. 
■The hcedlftfs lout comes Shambling on, and fccms 
Juft fweating from the labour of his teams. 
Then, from the harvcft, oft* tlic mimic fvvain 

* Seems bending with a load of bearded grain. 
Sometimes a drelTcr of the vine he feigns. 
And lawlefs tendrils to their bounds reftrains. 
Sometimes his fword a foldier fheu's ; his rod, 
An angler ; flill fo various is the God. 

^Now, in a forehead cloth, fome crone he fecms, 

A flaff fupplying the-defeft of limbs 5 

Admittance thus he gains ; admires the flore 

Of fairefl fruit ; thefair pofTeflbr more ; 

Then greets her with a kifs : Th' unpraftis'd dame 
AdmirM a grandamc kifs'd -with fuch a flame. 

1 Now, 


Now, fttted bf htr, lie beholds a vine 

Around an elm in amorous foldings twine. 

If that Mr elm» he ery'd, alone ihould ftand. 

No grapes would glow with gdd, and tempt the hand ; 

Or, if that vine without famr elm ihould grow, 

*Twould creep a poor negleSed ihrub below. 

Be theoy fair Nymph, by thefe examples led { 
Nor fliun, for fancy'd fears, the nuptial bed. 
Not (he for whom the Laptthites took arms. 
Nor Sparta's queen, could boaft fudi hettenly charms* 
Andy if you would on woman's faith rely. 
None can your dioice dire^ fo well at L 
Though old, fo much Pomona I adore. 
Scarce does the bright Vertumnus love iMr more. 
'Tis your f^r felf alone his bread infplroi 
With fofteft wilbes and unfoird deiires. 
Then fly all vulgar followers, and prove 
The God of Seafons only wonh your love : 
On my aflfurance well you may rcpoTe ; 
Vertumnus fcarce Vertumnus better knows. 
True to bis choice, all loofer flames he flies ; 
Nor for new faces faihionably dies. 
The charms of youth, and every fmiling grace, 
Bloom in his features, and the God confefs. 
Befides, he puts on every fhape at eafe j 
But thofe the moft that bed Pomona pleafe. 
Still to oblige her is her lover's aim ; 
Their likings and averiions are the fame. 
Not the fair fruit your burden'd branches bear, 
Nor all the youchfol produ& of the year, 

L Could 


.Could bribe his choice ; yoiirfelf idooe can prove 

A fit reward for fo refinM a love. 

Relent, fair nymph ; and, with a kind regret, 
.Think 'tis Vertumnus weeping at your feet. 

A tale attend, through Cyprus known, to prove 

How Venus jonce revcrig'd negle^ed l©ve. 


Iphis, of vulgar birth, by chance had view'd 
• Fair Anaxanete of Teucer*s blood. 
Not long had he beheld the royal dame, 
Ere the bright fparkle kindled into flame. 
Oft' did he flrvkggle with a jufl: defpair, 
Unfix'd to aft, unable to forbear. 
. But Love,: who flatters flill his own dHeafe, 
Hopes all things will fuccced, he knows will pleafe. 
•Where-e'er tlie fair-one haunts, he hovers there ^ 
And feeks her confident with (}ghs,.and prayer; 
» Or letters he conveys, that feldom prove 
Succefslefs meirengcrs in fuitsof love. 

Now (hivering at her gates the wretch appears^ 
And myrtle garlands on tlie columns rears. 
Wet vvith^ deluge of unbidden tears. 
The nymph, more hard than rocks, more deaf thaafets. 
Derides his prayers ; infults his agonies; 
Arraigns of infolence th' afpiring Twain. § 
And takes a. cruel plcafure in his. fain* 




'Refolv'd aclaft to finKh kis-defpaii^' • 
He thus upbraids th' inexorable £air : - 

O Aaaxarete, at.lafl forget- 
The licence of a pafliun indifcreet. 
Now trium^y fioce a welcome facrifice 
Your (lave prepapes,- to oflfcr to. your eyes. 
My life, without 4relu6lance, I reGgn ;, 
' That {)refeDt beft can pleafe a pride like thine. 
But, O ! forbear to blad a flame fo bright, : 
Booia'd never to- expire, but with the iiglu. 
And you, great powers, do jufticc to my name ; 
Tlie hours, you sake frOm life, refVore to fame. 

Then o'er the pods, once hung with wreaths, he tlnor/s 
The ready cord, and Bts the fatal noofe ; 
ForI>cath prepares; and, liounding from above, 
At once the wretch concludes liis life, and love. 

£ic]ong tlie people gather, and the dead 
Is to his mourning mother's- arms convey'd. 
Firft, like fome.ghalily ftatuc, flic appears j 
Then bathes the brcathlefs corfe in feas of tears, 
And gives it^o the pile j now, as the throng 
Proceed in fad folemnity along, 
iTo view the parting pomp, lue cruel fair 
Ilallcs, and beholds licr breatlilefs lever there. 
Struck with the fight, inanimate ihe fecms ; 
Set are her eyes, and motionlcfs her limbs : 
Her features wiihout fire, her colour gone. 
And, like her hcart,^flvj hardens into Hone. 
.Jn Salamis the (latue lUU is fcen. 
In the fam'd temple of the Cyprian queen. 

L a IVara-v:! 


"^.VaLnM by this tale, no longer then diitiaiiL, 
O Nymph belov^d^ to eafe a lover's paza. 
So may :he frQ(l$ in ^riog your blodbcsf fparc» 
And winci^ chsir nuk ■Miimiiil rage forbear I 

The iiory oft' Vcmmoas arg'd in Tain, 
But then allum'd his heavenly form again. 
Such looks and Inftre-rKe bright you:h auorn. 
As when with rays glad Piioebus paints the mom. 
The Gghc fo- warms the ffitr admiring maid, 
Like fiiow the meh^ : fo foon can youth perfuadc. 
■Confcnc, on eat^er win'Uy fucceeds defirc ; 
And both the tuvert glow with mutual fire. 


Now Pmcas yielding to the Fates, his fon 
Mild Nuniitor fuccccdnl to the crown. 
But falfi: Amulius, with a lawlcfs powcr^ 
At IciiKth df|ios'd his brother Numitor. 
Then Ilia's valiant illuc, with the fword, 
Hrr patrnr i^-inrhron*d, the rightful lord. 
Ni.^" ■?« jiulus to people Rome contrives j 
'I r.i i.noas time ot Palc^* fcaft arrives t 
}}' ^Mvts :br \^•<^rd to fti*c the S.thine wires. 
'I hi lire* 4'nra;:'d cake arms, by Tarius led, 
^^A^\ 10 revenue their violated bed. 
A fi>ri iliciT wav, not vtt \mknown to fame, 
("sllM th<* Tarpiirtn, its commander's name. 
Thjv bv the Vali* Tas-pcia was Ixrtrav'd ; 
Fi; IVaih well rccompcas'd the treacherous maid. 




The foe on this new-bought fuf cei^ l^U^t 
And iilent march the city to furpriae. 
Saturnia's arts with Sabiie anus combiner 
Bttt Venus countennines the yahi defign} 
Bitreats the nymph» that o't^.the fpqngs pvefide^. 
Which near the fane of hoary Janus gUe, 
To fend their fuccours ; every urn they flriun,. 
To (lop the Sabines progrers> but in vaiq.. 
The Naiads now more ftratageros clTayi 
And kindling falphur to each fource convey;.. 
The floods fcrmeot^.hot exhalations ri(e» 
Till from the fealding ford the army flies. 
Soon Romulus appears in Ihining arms. 
And to the war the Rdman legions warms u 
The battle rages, and the field is fpjread 
With nothing but the dying and the dead. 
Both iides confent to treat without delay, 
And their two chiefs at once the fceptre fway..; 
But, Tatius by Lavinian fury flaiuy 
Great Romulus continued long to reign. • 


Kow Warrior Mars his bumifh'd helm puts on,, 
And thus addrelfes Heaven's imperial throne:: 

Since the inferior world is now become 
One vaflal globe, and colony to Rome, 
This grace, O Jove, for Romulus I claims 
Admit him to the iluesy from whence he came. 

L 3 Long 


Long haft thou pnMnis'd an aetfaereal ftate 
To Mars'f lineage ; and thy word is fate. 

The Sire, that rules the thunder, with a nod 
Declar'd the fiat, and difmif$'d the God. 

Soon as the power arroipotent furvey*d 
The flafliing ikies, the (ignal he obey'd ; 
And, leaning on his lance, he mounts his car. 
His fiery courfers lafhing through the air. 
Mount Palatine he gains, and finds his fon 
Gooil laws eoa£ting on a peaceful throne ; 
The fcalcs of heavenly juflice holding high, 
With iVcady hand, and a difcerning eye. 
Then vaults upon his car, and to the fphercs. 
Swift, as a flying fhaft, Rome's founder liears^- 
The parts more pure in rifing are rcfki'd, 
The grofs and pcrifhablc lag behind. 
His fhrine in purple veflmcnts ftands in view,* 
He looks a God, and is Quirinus now. 


Erelong tlie Goddefs of the nuptial bed, -\ 

With pity mov*d, fends Iris in her Head > 

To fad Herfilia— Thus the Meteor Maid : J 

Chafte relid I in bright truth to Heaven ally'd. 
The Sabines' glor}', and the fex's pride ; 
HonourM on earth, and worthy of the love 
Of fuch a fpoufe, as now refides above ; 
Some refpitc to thy killing griefs afford ; 
And, if thou would *Il once more bdiold thy lord, 



Ketire to yon' ftecp Mounr, with groves o'cr-fprcad. 

Which with an awful gloom his temple ihade. 
With fear, the modeft matron lift» her eyes>- 

And to the bright AmbaiTadrefs replies : 
O Goddefsy yet to mortal eyes ynknown I 

But fure thy various charms confefs thee one : 

O quick to Romulus thy votrefs bear I 

With looks of love hfe il fmile away my care; [ 

In whatc'er orb he Ihines, my Heaven is there. J 

Then hafles with Iris to the holy grove. 

And, up the Mount CJjiirinal as they move, 

A lambent flame glides downward through the air, 

Ajid brightens with a blaze Hertilia's hair. 

Together on the bounding ray they rife, 

And (boot a gleam of light along the ikies. 

With opening arms Q^irinus met his bride,. 

N«w Ora nam'd^ and prefs'd her to his fide. 






/^R as when Cippas in the cttrre&t riew'd 
^^ The fboociDg horn that on his forehead flood. 
His temples firft he feels, and with furprin 
His touch confinns th' affunuice of his eyes i 
Straight to the (kies hit homed front he reait. 
And to the Gods dire£^s thefe pious prayers: 

If this portent be profpcrous, O decree 
To Rome th' event ; if othcrwife, to me. 
An altar then of turf he haHes to raife, 
Rich gums in fragrant exhalations blaze $ 
The panting entrails crackle as they fry. 
And boding fumes pronounce a myflery. 
Soon as the augur faw the holy fire. 
And vi£ttm«i with prefaging (igns expire, 
To Cippus tlien he turns his eyes with fpeed. 
And views the horny honours of his head : 
Then cryM, Hail, conqueror I thy call obey, 
Thofe oincnk 1 behold prefage thy fway, 



Rome waits tKy bod^ u^wiHtsig to be £rtcj, 
Ami gwns thy fovcreign power as Fatc*s decree. 

He tVi<i — aBtl Ctppus, ftarting at th* crent. 
Spoke in thcfe words his pious difcontcnt i | 

Ftr bcEice, ye God$, tliis eiccration fend^ 
And the girat rate of Romulus defend. 
Better that I in exile live abhori'd. 
Thin e'er the capitol ftiould ftilc mc lord 

This fpoke, he hides with Jearcs hh omcp'd he^d | 
Then prays, the feDate nestr c^qvcqcs, and faid ; 

if augurs can forefee, a wretch h come, ^ 

Dcfiga^d by defHny the banc of Rome, 
Two horn* (raofl ftrange to lell) hi^ temples ciowaj, 
Jf e'er he pafs the walls, and gain the townj 
Yotir law ZTV. forfeit that iit-fated hour, 
Aad liberty muft yield to lawkfs power. 
Your gates he might have eoter^d j but this arrn 
Seiz'd the ufurpr, and with-hcld the harm, 
Haftey find the monfter out, and let him be 
Condemn'd to all the fenate can decree ; 
Or ty'd in cluuns, or into exile thrown ; 
Or by the tyrant's death prevent your own. 

The crowd fuch murmurs utter as they ftand, 
As fwclling furges breaking on the ftrand : 
Or as when j^athcring gales fweep o'er the grove. 
And their tall heads the bending cedars move. 
Each with confuiion gaz'd, and then began 
To feel his fellow's brows, and find the man, 
Cippus then (hakes his garland off, and cries, 
The wretch you want, 1 offer to your eyes, 



The anxiout diroi^ look'd down, and, (ad in thooghr/ 
AH mibr4 ^hej had not found die fign dier foaglit : 
In hade widi laorel-wreadis fak head diey bind; 
Sdch honour to fuch lirtne was affign'd. 
Then dius the feiiare : Hear, O'Cippns, hear; 
So God-like is thf tutelary care. 
That, fince in Rome thyfelf forinds thy ftay, -% 

For thy abode thofe acres wc conrey >- 

The plough-ibare can farround, the labour of a day. J 
In deathlefs records thou ibalt (bnd ioroll'd. 
And Rome*i rich po(!f ihall (bine with horns of gold; 


I5S P 


O OU LD Kc whom my dificmbled rigour grieves, 
^^ But koow whac torment to my foul it givc^ ; 
He 'd fiad how l<md)y I remrn his Simc^ 
And w&nt myfelf the pity lie would cliim. 
InuxiorrAl god$ I why has your doom decreed 
Two wounded hcans with equal pngs fhould bleed I ^ 
&iiice tii3t grci£ Itw, which your trlbun^ guides^ ^ 
His joui'd io loire whom deflmy dmdes; 
Kepeot, yc pon^ers^ the Injuries yoB caufe, 
Orchitigc our oamicsi or reform your IiwSp 
Unhappy partticr of my killing pain, 
Thmk what i teei tne moment you complain. 
Each figh you utter wounds my tendered part. 
So much my lips mifreprefent my heart. 
When from your eyes the falling drops didily . 
My vital blood io every tear you fpill : 
And all tbofe mournful agonies- 1 hear, 
Are but the echoes of my own defpair« 




/!^ AN yott count theiikcr lights 

^^ That deck the fkics, and cheer the night$ ;. 

Or the leaves that ftrow the vales, 

When groves are dript by wincer-galcs f 

Or the drops that in the- ofiom 

Hang with tranfparent pearl the thorn 1 

Or bridegroom's joys, or mifer's cares> 

Or gamefter's oaths, or hermit's prayers; 

Or envy's pangs, or love's alarms. 

Or Marlborough's wStt, or -— — a's charms^ 


TTTH E N Fame did o'er the fpacious plain . 
^ ^ The lays ihc once had Icarn'd repeat j 
All liften'd to the tuneful ftrains. 

And wonder'd who could fug fo fweet. 
Twas thus. The Graces held the lyre, 

Th' harmonious fram^ tlie Mufes Ahing, 
The Loves and Smiles composed the choir, 

And Gay tranfcrib'd what Phoebus, fung. 


C ^57 3 • 


A T 


UNWIELDY pedant, ler thy atOcward Mtife 
With cenfures praifc, widi flatteries abufe. 
To la(b» and not ^ ^ty in thee ^ an aR| 
Thou ne'er mad*ft any, but thy ichool-boys, iiniit* 
Then be advis'd, and fcribUe not again; 
Thou 'it fdhkinM for a''flai1» 'and not a pen. 

Vlf B ^1*8 immortal wit thou would'ft deicry, 

•Pretend 'tis he that writ thy poetry. 
Thy feeble fatire ne'er can do him wrong i 
Thy poems and chy patients lire not long* 



In return to the Doctor's Confolatory Vcrfes to 
him, upon the lofs of his Rod \ 

* tr* H O U, who the pangs of my cmbicterM rage 

•*• Could'ft, with thy never-dyixig vcrfc, afluage^ 
•Immortal yerfe, fecure to live as long 
A% that cors'd profe that did condemn thy fong : 
Thou, happy bard, whofe double-gifted pen. 
Alike can cure an akii^ oom, or fpleeni 

^ See above, p. 109* 



Whofe lucky hand adminiiler s rcpofc 
'As well to breaking heart, as broken nofc ; 
Accept this tribute : think it all I had, 
In pecompence of thine, when I was ftd. 

What though it comes from an unpra£lis*d Mufc, 
Bad at the beft, grown worfe by long difufc; 
In (ilcnce loft, fmce once I did complain 
' Of Wiv — ^I's cold ncglcft in humble ftrain ; 
When, checked by-(lavi(h confcience, fhe denyM 
To throw a(ide the niece, and a£^ the bride : . 
Yet fure I may be thought among the throng 
If not to fing, to whiftle out a ^ong : 
Then take the kind remembrance -of my verfe. 
While Jpinglc*s lofs with forrow I rehearfc. 

Dingle is loft, the hollow caves refound 
Dingle is loft, and multiply the found j 
Till Echo, chaunting it by juft degree. 
Shortens to Ding, then foftens it to D. 

Dingle is loft; where 's now the parent's care. 
The boafted force of piety and prayer ? 
>Io*more (hall (he within thy fpacious hall 
Lead up the dance, and animate the ball; 
DtTertcd thus, no more (halt thou engage 
Vnder the roOf to Whartonize the age. 

Train'd by thy care, by thy example led, 
Early ihe Icarnr. to fcorn the nuptial bed ^ 
In vain by thy advice enlarg*d her mind. 
And >ow'd, like thee, to multiply her kind : 
For Dingle thou did.ft blefs the nether Ikies j 
In hopes a mingled race might once arifc, 
To footh thy hoary age, and clofc thy dying eyes. 

2 I^earnf 


HR, GARTH, 159 

TSaro, ye indulging parents, learn from hence : 
Tbmk not compliance e'er will mfluence. 
TW fifth i^mtB 9X1(1 alone you did e^joia, 
Af-d frankly gave her up the other nine : 
Yet the, though that, and that alone, was pre fs'd, 
KcgaTdlefs of your will, ihe fifth tranfgrcf*i*d. 

Bur oh I my fdcndr confide r, though ihe 's gone. 
She left no coffers «jnpty but her own ; 
Her mind, that ciid direffc the great machine^ 
Mo^^'d, li?c the unirede, by fprings utifeen j . ^ 

And, thou|^h fron* thy inftruftions flie retreats, 
Her^lobe of light grows larger as fke ftts ; 
For nought couW brighter make her lufirc ihitie. 
Than to wrihdraWi antl firrgle it from thine. 
Then think of thtsj and psrdoo, when you fee^ 
Thofc Tirrtjes ygai fo late adnur'd In mc* 

C ON. 



The disfevsakt. 

Canto I, P^ If 

III. 3*7 

IV. 4, 
V. (I 

VL 77 

Claremofit. Addrtficd to the Right Hod. the Earl 

of ClarCy afterwards Duke of Newcaftle. 9 1 

To the Lady Louifa Lenos, with Ovid's Epiflles* 104 
To Richard Earl of Burlington* with Ond's Art 

of Love. 105 

To the Dotchefs of Bolton, on her flaying all the 

winter in the country. 107 

To the Duke of Mailborongh, on his voluntary 

bani(hroen^ ic8 

To the Earl of Godolplun. 109 

On her Majefly's Statue in Sc Paul's Church-yard. 1 10 
On the New Confpiracy. lyii. 1x1 

Oxi the King of Spain* ixa 


es wrictea fof the Totfting^USci of the K.k- 
it-Ciub. i7^h <)} 

jg%ic detuned for T*m^l*ae* 115 

jgtie 10 ibcMullck'tnccang mYwk^byi Wings, 1 16 
igttt :o the Comidi Squirt, a Comedy ♦ i if 

3gue fpokcn at the Ripening ot die C^i^^n^s 
leirre la the Hav-fnarf^Lr. ti I 

j^c to du tn^y of C^tow t£« 

Tniasfomiariaa of Scylla. tti 

Vojigc of JEncas conrlnu^iU 114 
Tnnifcimition cif Ctrcopi^m lutg ^Vp^*- <'S 

as fkicend^ to HtlL ibiJ, 

Stocy of the SiUyh 1^1 

AiktBtisws of AthOTUcaldes, iiS 

AdircQtuics of Macancus. iif 

Enckintincnts of Circe, i|« 

Scorf of Picus and Cuicnt. 1 5 » 

as amTes in Hsll. 136 

"Adventures of Diomede?. 137 

Transformation of Appul us. 138 
Trojan Ships transformed to Sca-nymphs, 159 

Dei bcaiion of -£ncas. 141 

Line of the Latian Kings. 141 

Story of Vcnumnus and Pomona 14J 

Story of Iphis and Anaxarcic. 146 

Latian Line continued. 14S 

AiTumption of Romulus. 149 

AlTaiDption of Herfiiia* 1^0 
M Ofid's 


Ovid's Metamorphoses. Book XV. 
. The Story of Cippus. 15^ 

A Soliloquy, out of luliftn. ', '■ . 155. 

An Imkacion of u French Author. ic6 

To Mr. Gav, on his Foems. ibid. 

To the M^ry Poetafter at Sadler's-Iial], in Cheap- 
fide, *i57 
The Earl of Godolphin to Dr. Gaith, upon the 
Lofs of Mifs Dingle^- in Return to the Doctor's 
Conl'olatory Vcrfcs to hioi upon tlic Lofs of hifc 
Rod. ibid. 




O F 


jILDVOCATE of DOCTOR'S commons, &c.&c. 

M 9 








The Title of a Book publiiKcd by the Doctor, 

being the Works of Apicius Co£Liu8^ 

** coDcemiog the Soups abd Sauces 

*' of the Ancients/* 

With tn Extra£l of the greitefb Cunofuics 
contained in that Book. 

Humbly infcribed to the Honourable 

Firlt printed in 1708. 
M 3 

OF Dr. Lifter's book onlv 120 copies were printed 
in i-o:;. Ic was re-printed at Amfterdam, in 1709, 
by Tiieod. JanC Almeloreen, under the ntle ef 
" Apicii Ccslii de Cpl'oniis & Condiinentis, fire Arte 
*' Coc|u:nari2, Librt Decera. Cum Annotadonibus 
" Martini Lifter, e Mcciicis Domcfticis Sereniffimse 
" MaJetUtis Reginae Anna?, & Notis fele^onbus, 
*' variifque Le£Honibus iotegris, Humelbergii, Banhii, 
** Reincftiy A Van Der Linden, & alioruniy ut & ra- 
" riarum Le£iionum Libello. Editio Sccunda." Dr. 
Afkew Iiad a copy of each edition. N, 

C 167 1 

T H 8 


T O T H B 


T T is now-a-days the hard fate of fucU as prefcnd to 
•*• be Authors, that they are not permitted to be ma{>eri 
of their own works; for, if fuch papers (however im- 
pcrfcft) as may be called a ccpy of them, either bv a 
fervant or any other means, come to the hands of a 
Bookfeller, he never confiders whether it be for the 
perfon's reputation to come into the world, whether it 
is agreeable to his fentiments, whether to his ftyle or 
corre6bnefs, or whether he has for fome time looked 
OYcr it; nor doth he care what name or chara£ter he 
puts to it, fo he imagines he may get by it. 

It was the fate of the following Poem to be fo ufed, 
and printed with as much imperfe(^ion and as many 
miflakes as a Rookfeller that has common fcnfc could 
imagine (hould pafs upon the town, efpecially in an age 
fo polite and critical as the prcfcnt. 

Thcfe following Letters and Poem were at the prefs 
fome time before the other paper pretending to the fame 
title was crept out : and they had elfe, as the Learned 
fav, groaned under the prefs till fuch time as the fheeis 
lud one by one been perufed and corrected, not only 
by the Author, but his friends; whofe judgement, as 
M 4 he 


he is fentible he wants, fo is he proud to own that they 
fometimcs condefcend to atford hini. 

For many fauhs, thatat firft fecm fmally yet create 
unpardonaUe errors. The number of the verfc turns- 
upon the harftnefs of a fyllable ; and the laying a flrcfs 
upon improper words will make the mofl corre£k piecc^ 
ridiculous. Falfe concord, tenfes^ and grammar, noo* 
fcnfe, impropriety, and confufion, may go down with 
fomc pcrfons ; but it ihould not be in the power of a 
Bookfellcr to lampoon an Author, and tell him, " You 
" did write all this : 1 have got it; and you ihall Hand 
" to the fcandal, and I will have the benefit." Yet this 
is the prefcnt cafe, notwithClanding there are above* 
threefcorc faults of this nature j verfes tranfpofed, fome 
added, others altered, or rather that (bould have been 
altered, and near forty omitted. The Author does not 
value himfelf upon the whole 5 but, if he fhews his 
cfteem for Horace, and can by any means provoke 
pcrfons to read fo ufsful a treatife; if he flicws 
his avcrfion to the intiodu£lion of luxury, which may 
tend to the corruption of manners, and declares his 
love to the old Briiilh hofpitality, charity, and valour, 
when the amis of the family, the old pikes, muikcts, 
and halberts, hung up in the hall over the long table, 
and the marrow-bones lay on the floor, and ** Chevy 
Chacc'* and " The old Couriicr of the Queen's" were 
placed over the carved mantle-piece, and the beef and 
brown bread were carried every day to the poor ; he 
dcfircs little farther, than that the Reader would for the 
future give all fuch Bookfcllers as are before fpokm of 
no man-ucr ot cr.couragcfficnt. 





TO * r 


To Mr 

'T^HE liappinef^ of hearing ddw atid then ffom jcn 
^ cxiremtly delight? me; for, I muft confeft, moft 
flf my othtr friends arc To much rakcn-tap with politick i^ 
nr <Vrfibf!oni5, that tsithcr their Iiapes or ftirs give 
them little leifure to perufe fuch parts of Lcarnina: a» 
lay remote, and are fit only fbr the clofets of the Curi- 
ous. How bled are you at London, where you have 
new Books of all forts ! whilft we at a greater di (lance, 
being deftitute of fuch improvements, muft content 
oarfelves with the old (lore, and thumb the ClaHicks 
•s if we were never to get higher than our Tully or 
our VirgiL 

You tantalize roe only, when you tell me of the Edi- 
tion of a Book by the ins^enious Dr. Lifter, which you 
fay-H a Trcitifc De ConMmentis & Opfoniis Vtterum^ 



'* Of the Sauces and Soups of the Ancients/' as I takd 
ic Give me leave to ufe an exprefliony which, though 
Tulgar, yet upon this occafion is juft and proper : You 
have made my mouth water, but have not fent me 
wherewithal to fatisfy my appetite. 

I hare raifed a thoufand notions to myfclf, only from 
the^tle. Where could fuch a treafure lay hid ? What 
Manufcripts have been collated ? Under what Emperor 
was it written ? Might it not have been in the reign of 
Heliogabalus, who, though vicious and in fome things 
fantaftical, yet was not incurious in the grand affair of 
eating ? 

Coniider, dear Sir, in what uncertainties we mud re- . 
mun at prcfent. You know my neighbour Mr. Greatrix 
is a learned Antiquary^ I ihewed him your Letter $ 
which threw him into fuch a dubioufnefs, and indeed 
perplexity of mind, that the next day he durft not put 
any catchup in his ffihjauce^ nor have his beloved pep- 
per J oil, and lemon, with his partridge, left, before he 
had fecn Dr. Lifter's Book, he might tranfgrefs in ufmg 
fomething not common to the Ancients. 

Difpatch it, therefore, to us with all fpeed; for I 
expert wonders from it. Let me tell you ; I hope, in 
the nrft place, it will, in fome meafure, remove the bar- 
barity of our prefent education : for what hopes can 
there be of any prc^refs in Learning, wliilft our Gen- 
tlemen fuflfer their fons, at Weftminfter, Eaton, and 
Winchefter, to eat nothing but fait with their mutton, 
and vinegar with their roafi^heef, upon holidays ? what 
extendvenefs can there be in their fouls; cfpccially 



when, upon theirygoing thence to the Univerlity, their 
knowledge in cutinary matters is feldom enlarged^ and 
their diet continues very much the fame; and as to 
faucest they are in profound ignorance ? 

It were to be wifhed, therefore, that every family 
had a French tutor r for, befidcs his being Groom, 
Gardener, Butler, and Valet, you would fee that he it 
endued with a greater accomplishment ; for, according 
to our ancient Author, ^t9t GaUi<, totufem Coguif " As 
*' many Frenchmen as you have, fo many Co6ks you 
** may depend upon;*' which is very ufeful, where 
there is a nflmerous ilTue. And I doubt not but, with 
fuch tutors, and good houfe-keepers to provide cake 
Sind/nvett-meatSf together with the tender care of an 
indulgent mother, to fee that the children eat and drink 
every thing that they call for ; I doubt not, I fay, but 
we may have a warlike and frugal Gentry, a temperate 
and audere Clergy ; and fuch Perfons of Quality, in 
all ftations, as may beft undergo ihc fatigues of our 
Jleet and armies. 

Pardon me. Sir, if I break-off abruptly ; for I am 
going to Moniieur D'Avaux, a perfon famous for eafmg 
the tooth-ach by arjulfion. He has promifed to Ihew 
me how to ilrike a lancet into the jugular of a carp, fo 
as the blood may iffue thence with the greatcft eflTuiion, 
and then will inftarftly perform the operation of fie wing 
it in its own blood, in the prefence of myfelf and feve- 
ral more Virtuofi. But, let him ufe what claret he will 
in the performance, I will fccure enough to drink your 
health and the reft of your friends. 

I remain, Sir, &x. 


To Mr. 

SI R» 

T SHALL make bold to claim your promif^, lo 
your laft obliging letter, to obtain the happinefs of 
my correfpondence with Dr. Lifter ; and to that end 
hare fent you the inclofed, to be communicated to him^ 
if you think convenient. 

To Dr. LISTER, prefcnt. 


Tr A M a plain man, and therefore never ufe compli- 
"*" ments ; but 1 muft tell you, that I have a great am- 
bition to hold a correfpondence with you, efpecially that 
1 may beg you to communicate your remarks from the 
Ancients concerning denti/calps, vulgarly called tooib* 
picks, I take the ufe of them to have been of great . 
antiquity, and the original to come from the inftinft of 
Nature, which is the beft miftrefs upon all occafjons. 
The Egyptians were a people excellent for their Philo- 
fophical and Mathematical obfervations : they fearchcd 
into all the fprings of action ; and, though I muft con- 
demn their fnpcrliition, I cannot but applaud their in- 
vention. This people had a vaft diflrift that worfliipcd 


always ready, and.confequently the opportuDiry 
ling his mouth after meals ; yet he had farther 
I for other iadruments to.cleanfe hi$ teeth, which 
tte, or like a faw. To this eod. Nature hat 
d an animal called :the icbmumon^ which per** 
lis office^ and is fo maintained by the produ£l cf 
labour. The Egyptians, feeing fuch an ufeful 

in the €r$coMle, which they fo much reverenced; 
^n to imitate it, great examples eafily drawing 
titude ; fo that it became their cooftant cuihxR 
their teeth, and wafh their mouths, after eating. 
)t find in Mar(ham*s ** Dynadies," nor in the . 
oenu of Manethon," what year of the mooa 
lold the BgyjKian years ^o have been Itmarf that 
of a month's continuance} fo venerable an ufage 
ran : for it is the fiult of great Philologers, to 
ch thiags as are moft •material. Whether Sefoi^ 

his large cooquefts, might extend xhs ufe of 


that <' the Chalden had a great cf^m for the cumber 
^ TWBLTC, becaufe there were fb many figns of the 
** Zodnck; firom them this onmber came to the Egy{^ 
*' tiansy and io to Greece, where Mais himfclf was 
^tried-fbr a murder, and was acquitted." Now it does 
not appear upon record, oor aoy Jlwme that I have feeo, 
^M^iether the jury clubbed, or whether Mars treated 
them, at dinner, though it is rooft likely that he did i 
for he was a quarrelfome fort of a perfon, and proba- 
bly, though acquitted, might be as guilty as Count 
Konicgfmark. Now the cuflom of juries dining at an 
eating'houfe, and havmg glalTes of water brought them 
with tdoib-picks tinged with vermilion fwimming at the 
top, being ilill continued, why may we not imagine, 
ttut the tootb-picks were as ancient as the dinner, the 
dinner as the juries, and the juries at leafl as the grand-' 
€biidren of Mitzraim } Homer makes his heroes feed 
fo grofsly, that they feem to have had more occaiioa' 
ioijkeuuers than goefe-quills. He is very tedious in dc- 
fcribing a Smith's forge and an anvil : whereas he might 
Jiave been more poHte, in fetting out the ioetb-pick-ccfi 
or painted /nyff-box of Achilles, if that age had not 
been fo barbarous as to want them. And here I cann6C 
but confidcr, tliat Athens, in the time of Pericles, when 
it flourilbcd rouf> in fumptuous buildings, and Rome 
in its height of empire from Auguihis down to AdriaOy 
had nothing that equalled the Royal or New Exchange, ■ 
or Pope*8-hcad Alley, for curiofities and toy-jbopsi nei- 
ther had their Senate any thing to alleviate their debates 
concerning the af&irs of the uniyerfc like raffling fome* 

. times 


^mf$ at Colonel Parfons's, Although the Eg^^ptfjins 
^lErD extende*! tbttr conquefh into Africa and Eiliiopijp 
and Ehoogh the Cafre Blacks have T«ry fine ctcth ^ yet 
J cannot had that they made ufe of any fuch liiflm-' 
meat* nor does Ludolphus, though very exa£t as to the 
AbyiUnian empire» give any account of ■ matter fo im 
portanr i for which he is to blame, a$ I Jhall ihewm 
iny Treatife of ** Forks and Nap kins ," of whkh I 
^11 lend y«u an EfTay with all expediiioo, I ihill in 
that TrcAtifc fully iJ la Ara^e or confute tl.i^ pailag^ of 
Dr* Heylin, in the Third Book of hii ** Cofmography," 
where he fays ot* the Cluxiefe» " That they cat tfaek 
** meat with two (ticks of ivory, tbony, or d^ like; 
** not touchmg it with their hands at all, and thcrefgre 
*'iio gfcat fouUrs of linen. The ufc of filver fork* 
** wkh us, by foine of our fprucc gaLkntji taken -up of 
L** bee, came £rom hence uiio Italy, and from ihcncc 
i** into Engknti" I cannot agree wiili this kamed 
Po£lor in many of thcfe particulars* For, £dlj the 
ufe of thefc/iVij u not fo much iefove imm^ as out of 
pprc neccfljty f wliich arift^ from the lengili of their 
luilsp tvhich perfons of great quality in thole couDtiies 
weal: at a prodigious length, to prevent all pollibility of 
woiicing, or being ferviceablc to themfelves or others 5 
11^ therefore,- if. they would, they could not eafily feed 
tliemlclves with chofe claws; and I have very good au* 
dwncyy that in the £a(l, and ef[ c.ially in Japan, the 
Priaces have the meat put into their mouths by their 
atteodaDts. Beddes, thefe Aicks are of no ufe but for 
tbor fort of meatj whicb| being pilau^ is all boiled to 



rags. But what would thofe iUcks figoify to carre M 

.tMriijh^cif or a cbitu of bitff therefore ovxfirks aro 

;df quite difierent ihape : the fledL ones are bidencaly 

and the filver genendly refcmbling tridents ; whicli 

ittakes me think them to be as ancient as the Saturniaa 

race, where the former is appropriated to PlutOy. and 

■'die latter to Neptune. It is certain that P^dro DeU^ 

Talle, that famous Italian Traveller, carried his knifit 

9DA,f$rk into the Eafc Indies ; and he gives a large ac« 

count howy at the court of an Indian Prince, he was 

admired'fbr his neatnefs in that particular, and his caro 

in wiping that and his knifA before he returned them 

•to their. rcfpe^kive repoGtories. I could wifli Dr. Woi- 

tton^ in the next edition of his ** Modem Learning,^' 

vwould ihew us bow much wc are improved fmce Dr. 

rHeylitt'-s time, and tell us the- original of ivory knivei, 

wfi-h which young heirs are fuffcrcd to mangle their 

*Own ptuUHngi as likewife oi ftlnjer and gold knives^ 

brought-in with the defTcrt for carving o^ jellies and 

itrmigi^ttiri and the indifpcnfable neceffity of Vi/iher^ 

,kmfi at the fide-board, to mingle Jallads with, as it 

-with great learning made out in a Trcarifc called Ace- 

. taria, concerning " Dreffing of Sallads." A noble 

Work! But. 1 tranfgrefs — 

And yet, pardon me, good Do£lor, I had almoft 
< forgot a thing that I would not have done for the world, 
•• it is fo remarkable, I think I may be pofitive, from 
■ this Tcrfe of Juvenal, where he fpeaks of the Egyptians, 

^.Pormm et cepaae£n violut, et frangere morfu ;" 



To Mr. 

.5 I R, 

I AM now very ferioully employed in a Work that, 
I hope, may be ufeful to the Publick, which is a 
Poem of the " Art of Cookery/* in irakation of Ho- 
race's " Art of Poetry," infcribcd to Dr. Lifter, as ' 
hoping it may be in time read as a preliminary to his 
Works. But I have not vanity enough to think it will Jive ' 
fo long. I have in the mean time fent you an imitation 
of Horace's invitation of Torc^uatus to fupper, which 
is tlie Fifth Epiftle of his Fiift Book. Perhaps you 
will find fo many faults in this, that vou may,favc mc 
tlie trou!)le of my other propofal j but, however, take 
it as it is : 


If Bcllvill can his generous foul confine 
To a fmall room, few difhcs, and fome wine, 
I ihall cxpc^ my happinefs at nine. 
Two bottles of fmooth Palm, or Anjou white. 
Shall give a welcome, and prepare delight ; 
Then for the Bourdeaux you may freely aflc; 
But the Champaigne is to each man his fialk, 
I tell you with what force I keep the field ; 
And, if you can exceed it, f|>cak; I '11 yield. 
The fnow-white damalk enfigns are difplay'd. 
And glittering falvers on the fide-board laid. 



Thut wc '11 difpcrfc all bufy thoughts and cares, 
fthc General's counfels, and the Statefman's fears t 
Nor ihall deep reign in that precedent night, 
Whofe joyful hours lead on the glorious light, I 
Sacred to Britiih worth in Blenheim's iight. J-^ 

The bleilings of good-fortune fcem refused, 
tJnlrfs fometimes with generous freedom us'd. 
'Tis madnefsy not frugality, prepares 
A vaft excefs of wealth for fquanderihg heirs. 
Mull I df neither wine nor mird.i partake, 
LeA tlie ceoforious world ihould call zne rake ^ . 
Who, unacquainted with the generous wine, 
"E'er fpoke hold trutlis, or fram*d a great dcfign ? 
That makes us fancy every face has charms ; 
That gives us courage, and then finds us arms^ 
Sees care difburthcn'd, and each tongue employed. 
The poor grown rich, and every wifli enjoy*d. 
This I Ml perform, and promife you !hall fee 
A cleanlinefs from afFeftation free : 
No noiie, no hurry, when the meat *s fct on. 
Or, when the dilk is chaRg*d, the fervants gone : 
For all things ready, nothing more to fetch, 
Whatc cr you want is in the Matter's reach. 
Then for the company, I '11 fee it chofe | 
Tlieir emblematic fignal is the Rofc. 
If you of Freeman's raillery approve. 
Of Cotton's laugb, and Winner's talcs of love, 
And Bellair's charming voice m^y be allow'd; 
What can you hope for better fifom a crowds 

N 1 But 


But I fhall not prcfcribe. Confult your eafc, 
Write back your men, and number, as you plcaftr 
Try your back-flairs, and let the lobby wait : 
• A (Iracagem in war is no deceit. 

I am, Sir, yours, Src. 

L E T T E R V. 

To Mr. -T— 

I HERE fend you what I promifed, " ADiiTcourfc of 
Cookery,'* after tl>e method which Horace has taken 
in his " Art of Poetry," which I have all along kept 
in my view ; for Horace certainly is an Author to be ' 
imitated in the delivery of precepts for any art or 
fcience. He is indeed fevcre upon our. fort of learning 
in fome of his Satirei ; but even there he in(lru6ts, as 
in the Fourth Satire of the Second Book, ver, 13. 

** Longa quibus facies ovis erit, ilia memento, 
** Ut fucci melioris, et ut magis alba rotundis, 
^* Ponere : namcjue marem cohibent callofa vitellum." 

^< Choofc eggs. oblong ; remember they *11 be found 
« Of fweetcr tafte, and whiter than the round ; 
.-<• The fifmnefs of that ih«ll includes the male." 

1 am much of his opinion, and could only wifh that the 
world was ihqioughly informed of two other truths 
concerning eggs. One is, how incomparably better 

rfoaftid^s are than boiled; the other, never to eat any 



batter with eggs in the JbelL You cannot imagine how 
much more you will have of their flavour, and how 
much eafier they will iic upon your Aomach; The 
worthy perfon who recommended it to me made many 
profelytes; and I have the vanity to think that I have 
.not been altogether unfuccefsful. 

I have in this Poem ufed a plain, eafy, -familiar ftyle, - 
as moft fit for precept; neither have 1 been too exa£t 
an Imitator of Horace, as he himfelf dire^s/ I have 
not conf«iltcd any of his Tranilators ; neither Mr, Old- 
ham, whofe copioufnefs- runs into Paraph raiis; nor Ben 
Jtfnfon, who 'is adoiirable for his clofe following of the 
I original; nor yet the Lord Rofcommon, fo cxocjlent 
for the beauty of ^is language, and his penetration into 
the very defign and foul of that 'Author., I - confidcrcd 
that I went upon a new undertaking; and though I do 
not value myfelf upon it fo much as Lucretius did, yet 
1 dare fay it i$ more innocent and inoffenlive. 

Sometimes, when Horace's rules come too thick and 
f:ntentious, I have fo far taken liberty- as- to pafs over 
fome of them ; for I confidcr the i^fvire and temper of 
Cooks, who are not of the moft patient difpolition, as 
their undcr-fervants too often experience. I wifli I 
might prevail with them to moderate their palHons, 
which will be the greater couqucft, feeing a continual 
heat is added to their native fire. 

Amidft the variety of di regions that Horace gives 

us in his ** Art of Poetry," which is one of the moft 

accurate pieces that he or any other Author has written^ 

there is a fecret connexion in reality, though he doth 

N 3 iiO\. 

IMC espic^s zc too pisdnW: md tbtiefmc this la 
•ficlMftBJiivknksuiir^ Iffndisiuni 
ro read this Ploesi wooki tr the fame time ooofnk 
Horace's originai Lad:iy or fbosc at tike at ore men U DDcA 
Truibcon, diey would biu! ar lea& diis hencficy that 
ztttj woold recollect thoCe eiccllcac infeniciions whidi 
be dti'wcn to us in foch ckgact language. 

I ceuld wifii tbe Mafcr and Wardens of the Cooks' 
Cooipany wooU order cliis Poem to be read with doc 
cunlideranoa ; for it i» not lightly to be run orer, fee- 
ing it contaius many ufctul inlcruckions for human lifci 
It is true, tliat fome of tlieie rules may fcem more 
priocipally to refpect the Steward, Clerk of the Kitchen » 
Caterer, or perhaps tbe Butler. But tlic Cook being 
tlie principal perfon, \i'ithout whom, all tlie icil will l)c 
little regarded, tliev' are clireAed to him ; and the VVotk 
heing dcfigned for the univcrfal good, it will accomplilh 
fome part of ks. intcnty if clioie ion of people will im^ 
prove by it* 

It may happen, in rliis as in all works of Art, that 
there may \)c fome terras not obvious to common 
Readers ) l>ut they are not many. The Reader may 
not have a juft idea of 2i fwolid mutton^ which is a flieep 
roaftcd in its wool, to fave the labour of fleaing. Bacom 
and Jdheri'tarts arc fomething unufual; but, fincc 
fpruut'tarti and piflacbio^tarts are much the fame things 
and to tie feca in Dr. Salmon*s *^ Family Dictionary," 
thole pcrfons who liavc a defire for them may eafily find 
lUc way to make them. As for grout, it is an old 
Uiiiifh diih \ and it is claimed as an honour to the an- 


ART dF COCfltfiKY. i«5 

dent Family of Leigh, to carry a difli of it up to th« 
coronation. A dmuarf-pye was prepared for King 
James the Firft, when JefFery his dwarf rofe out of one 
armed with a fword and huckler \ and is fo recorded in 
hiflory, that there are few but know it. Tiiough 
marinated fjb^ hippocraesy and amhigueT, are known to 
all that deal in Cooker}' ; yet terrenes are not fo ufual, 
being a filver vellel filled with the moft coftly dainties 
after the manner of an oglio, A y«r/ris^ is likewifc 
a difli not fb very common ; which, promifing little 
from its firft appearance, when open abounds with all- 
forts of variety ; which X cannot better -vefemble than to 
the Fifth A61 of one of our modern Comedies. Left: 
hSontetk, Vinegary Talieffin, and Bofu-f fhould be taken 
for diihes of rarities ; it may be known,- that Montetii 
was a gentleman 'with a ileal loped coat, that Vinegar 
Keeps the ring at Lincoln's- inn-fields, Talieflin was one 
of the moft ancient Bards amongft the Britons, and' 
BbfTu one of the moft certain inftruflor* in criticifitv 
that this latter age has produced. 

I hope it will not be taken ill by the Wits, that I 
csU my Cooks by the title of ingenious ; for I cannot 
imagine why Cooks may not be as^ well" read as any 
other pcrfons. I am fure their apprentices, of late 
vcars, have had very great opportunities of improve- 
ment ; and men of the firft pretences to literature have 
been very liberal, and fent-in thcfr contributions very 
largely. They have been very fcrviceable both to /pit 
and oven ; and for thefc twelve months pa ft, whiliV Dr. 
Wotton with his " Mofiern Learning" was defending 
N 4 tjecruft 

fy€'<rji^ ;--.r. f'-vrx-^?, .-— ".tar rzen: T--. BcrrJft-, 

r- '; ^f *;<»,;.' m:'/. '.T.^ "-: =:.:-a' :.-.cir^^i. liriiiti ; zc: 

hK',dr: ',• ■ -, f'v^5 L',5'*r:, i.; far i: ;>-.L^L;- zz lecscn: 

/-:■- -.v.': ^/:. 

* V „'. i '. • r .-i ' . ! ;' ;. *-, '.• f-*' ' '. .'. ; c 5 :. - rr. *- 1 i : s. T'je ereac 

k : f ' ; f ♦ o ' /: ^ % ^' £f ncl y r. i ^.c : .-: c a -: :. ^, v.:. ; n I .- ir, akcs 
: '» .f: o:' ii' . <.i\\'A pr:.'/.:j/'-', of rri'.ra'.iv.' to *": :' i:r from 
///'/'///;. Tl': u^y.\-S\ fo^r. easier.: of i.orx-ur, j-fiice, 

* ,'1 i.,'';jw /, V/';c {(.AC.''* to lie aid in turrAps \ a^ ap- 
|. ^r. ill tl.;;» f^'"'^**' Li^rator, Cincinratus, who wcuc 
l.'.iii rl.c |,i^-j^/ti to tl'C comrriand of ;r.e Roman 
.irni'/ i .iii'l, liavint; l.roui';;]it Konic \ic\ory, retired to 
|,i , Mj:f,«t./c : for, vvli':ri the Sainr/.tc ambalTacIcrs came 
III.- II' I to liim v/lsli a larj^c l.ribc, and found him 
III' llii.f^ tuiui/>- for lii. icpaft, th.-y immediately returned 
v ill till', (tiit'iicr, ** 'J hat it was impolTible to prevail 
«• HjiiMi hiiM ill It tiiuld be t onientcd with fuch ^Jiipper,^* 
In (!i(>tt, then* :mi: no honoiury appellations but what 
iiM.' I.i- mni'i ufi of U) Cooks; tor I find throughout 
ihr wlmlf UiC of C hailvuiaij^iic, that the Gieat Cook 
III ih» V\\\mk wa-i one of the piime minifters of flate, 
iiiitl (diuUit'^htr of amiics r {\.^ true is that maxim of 
I'iuihit ilvntilMiSi aftci l)is ^^lorious expedition into 
<;irm", whru hir wa*; to entertain the Roman people, 
•• il\,ii \\\\'\\: \N.i.. C'^ual Ikill ici^uircd to biing an army 

*' into 

like profeilion of Cookery, may they live as 
mt inhabitants of Puene Ventura, one of the 
lilands, where, they being fo barbarous as to 
e moft contemptible perfon to be their huicber, 

likewife their meat fer\ed up rauu, becaufc 
. no fire to drefs it ; and I take this to be a 
n bad enough of all confcicnce ! 
is fmall elTay finds acceptance, I fhall be en- 
d to purfue a great dcfign I have in hand, of 
og a Bibliotheca Culinaria, or the " Cook's 
Icte Library >" which fhall begin with a tranf- 
)r at Icaft an Epitome, of Athcnaeus, who treat* 
ings belonging to a Grecian Feaft. He fhall be 
d, with all his comments, afeful giojfes y and i«- 
»f a vafl copioufnefs, with cuts of the bafliug- 
dripping-fanSf and drudging-boxeSf &c. lately 
at Rome, out of an old fubterranean JkulUry^ 

to have all Authors in all languages upon that 

i86 r r N G ' S POEM s^. 

licard he was a great lover of that joint ; and that a m2SS 
of an Inn poifoncH him with one, faying, " If he is a 
•• Prophet, he will difcover it; if he is an impoftor, w 
•* matter what becomes of him.'* I fliall have occafioB 
for the afliftance of all my friends in this great wori. 
1 fome pods ago defired a friend to enquire what Mi- 
nufcripts Sol. Harding, a famous Cook, may liaviB 
left 1)ehind him at Oxford. He fays, he finds stmon^ 
his executors feveral admiraljlc brils of fare for Anfiotk 
fuppers, and entertainments of countrj' flrangers, u-jtl 
certain prices, according to their feveral fcafons. Hfc 
fays, fome pages have large black croilts drawn over 
them ; but for tlie greater pan the Books are f^r and* 

Sir, I would beg you to fearch Cooks' Hall, what 
Manufcripts they may have in their Archives. Set 
what in Guildhall : what account of cuftard in thr 
Sword-bearer's office : how many tun He, a Commoa 
Cryer, or a Common hunt, may eat in their life-time 
But I tranfgrefs the bounds of a* Letter, and have Arayed 
from my fubjeft, which ihould have l^en, to beg yo«- 
to read the following lines, when you are inclined to: 
be mod favourable to your friend ;' for clfc they will 
never be able to endure your juft ccnfure. I rely upoi- 
your good-nature ; and I am 

Your mod obliged, &»;. 


t itT 7 

To Ml. 

V t A It t 1 K, 

T H AVE re£t£kd i*pof3 ihs difooiufie 1 lud wk& ;««* 
''^ ibe otlieT dij* and, upoQ ftrrkms ooQ&dcndoa, £imI 
tif4t t3ic true tkmdaftxnSht^ of die wlmle *■ An (>f^ 
*« Coofecryinll be jikM to aQ prrfboi ifaic pntciid id 
liie idkf Itnr^i^ and cfpccially ixi Bocis. 

1 6o ROC fiiMi k ^occcds horn uj cnnifff of the 
Cookff hm It i« latHer t]x fank tif tlidr maAcn, i^£ 
I^^Kts aic act fb irdl jcquainred wkit good nd&g, m 

t%^ to Mr. irUffef^ pnkmm^ riiti I woali he Loimd- 
ln {iTt ** Tluct 2 gP^ ^iano' n brottier to a gnxl 
** poem :*" ofilf ^- is fiiiajerl*iiig WMirt ftiljfittrjdal j aw^ 

between ^w© «id ihrct a ck> k, n>c*c 3gT«nbk. 

ihave known a fuppcr make the mof: diverting part 
•f a Comcdv. IVlr. Ikttcnon, in ** TiiC Libcninc *,"* 
lias fct Tcry gravely with ilic leg of a chicken : L-jr I 
kare fccn Jacomo vcn* nicny, acd est very l-.tznzW of 
peafe and battered eggs, under the table. The Hoft, ia 
•* The Villain +," who carries tables, froch, furijiture, 
and pmvihoas, al! al>our Inni, gives zicz: coztcrr to 
l]»c fpcdator&y when from ihe crown of his hat he pio-^ 

- A Tragedy by SVadwe!!, saed iC-G, 
t A Tragedy by Thom^i i', :;cud 16T3. 



duces his cold capon : fo Armarillis (or rather Par- 
thenopcy as I take ir) in ** The Rehearfal," with her 
wine in her fpcar, and her pye in her helmet; and the 
Cook that il'obbers his beard with fack-pofTety in 
"The Man's the Mafter*j" have, in my opinion, 
made the moil diverting part of the a£lioo. Thefe em- 
bellifhments we have received from our imitation of the 
ancient Poets. Horace, in his Satires, makes Mscems 
very merry witli the recoil e£tion of the unufual enter- 
tainments and difhcs given him by Nafidienus; and 
with his raillery upon garlick in his Third Epode. 
The Supper of Petronius, with all its machines and 
contrivances, gives us the mod lively defcription of 
Nero's luxury. JuvenaL fpends a whole Satire aboOt 
the price and dreding of a iingle fiih, with the judge- 
ment of the Roman Senate concerning it. Thus, whe- 
ther fcrious or jocofe, good eating is made the fubjcft 
and ingredient of poetical entertainments. 

I think all Poets agree that Epifodes are to be in- 
terwoven in their Poems with the greaceft nicety of art; 
and fo it is the fame thing at a good table : and yet I 
have fecn a very good Epifode (give me leave to call 
it fo) made by fending out the leg of a goofe, or the 
jgizzard of a turkey, to be broiled : though I knjw 
that Critick? with a good ftomach have been offended 
that the unity of a6tion fhould be fo far broken. And 
yet, as in our Plays, fo at our common tables, many 
Epifodes are allowed, as dicing of cucumbers, drefling 

* A Comedy by Sir William Davenant> a£led 1669. 



of fallaJsy feafoning the infide of a furloin of beef, 
breaking lobders' claws, ilewing wild ducks^ toailine 
of cheefe, legs of larks, and fevcral others. 

A Poet, who, by proper "ftxprcflions and pleafing 
images, is to lead- us into the knowledge of neceffary 
truth, may delude his audience extremely, and indeed 
barb»rouOy, unlefs he has fome knowledge of this 
" Art of Cookery," 4ind the progrcfs of it. Would it 
not found ridiculous to hear Alexander the Great com* 
mand his aamon to be mounted, and to throw red-hoc 
bullets out of his mortar-pieces ? or to have Statira talk 
■of tape^iy-bangingSy which, all the Learned know, 
were many years after her death firll hung upin^llte 
Hall of KiDg Attalus ? Should Sir John Falftaif com^' 
plain of having dirtied his ^Ik flockirtgs, or Anne of 
Boleyn call for her coach; would an audience endure it, 
wlien all the world knows that Queen Elizabeth was 
the firft that had her ccacb, or wore /ilk ftockingi ? 
Neither can a Poet put hops in an Engliflijnan's drink 
before herefy came in: nor can he fervc him with a difh 
of carp before that time : he might as well give King" 
}.unes the Firft a di(h of a/par agus upon his firft coming 
to London, which were not brought into England till 
many years after? or make Owen Tudor prefcnt Qucca 
Catiiarine with zfugar-loafy whereas he might as cafily 
have given her a diamond as large, feeing the iceing of 
cakes at Wood-ftreet Comtr, and the refining ^i fiigar^ 
was but an invention of two hundred years {landing, 
and before that time our Anceflors fweetencd and gar- 
niOicd all with honey^ of which there are fome remains 


in WTtndfor bonvlSf baron bracks, and large fimneUy fcilt 
for prtfents from Lichfield. 

But now, on the contrary, it would (hew bis reading 

- if the Poet put a ben-turHey upon a table in a Tragedy^ 

•and therefore I would advife it in Hamlet, inftead df 

their painted trifles ; and I believe "it woiild give more 

vfatisfa£tion to tlie at^ors. Fbr Biodorus Siculus reports^ 

•how the fiders of Meleager, or Diomedes, mourning 

tfor their brother, were turned into ben-turkeys ; firortl 

whence proceeds their ftatelinefs of gate, refervednefs it 

• converfation, and melancholy in the tone of dieir voice, 

and all their adbions. But this would be thtf moft icn* 

proper meat An the world for a Comedy; for melan^ 

choly and didrefs require a different fort of diet, as weU 

as language : and I have heard of a fair lady, that was 

pleafed to fay^ ** tliat, if (he were upon a (Irange road, 

" and driven to great necefllty, (he believed (he might 

** for once be able to fiip upon a ifack-fojfet and ayJrt 

** capon:* 

I am fure Poets, as well as Cooks, arc for having all 
-words nicely chofen and properly adapted ; and there- 
fore, I believe, they would fhew the fame regret that I 
do, to hear pcrfbns of feme rank and quality fay, 
-«< Pray cut up that goofe. Help me to fome of that 
" chicken, hen, or capon, or half that rplwcr ;*' not 
confidcring how 'indifcreetly they talk, before men if 
art, whofc proper terms are,. " Break that Goofe,' -^ 
'^frufttbat Cbickeni''--'' fpoU tbat Hen ^"^fauce that 
" Capon 't'* — mince tbat Phver^' — If they are fo muck- 
' out in common tilings, how much more will tliey hi 



ih hiitijMi^ hirmt^ cramst and peamcki f But k im 
rain for us to complaia of the faults luci cnon <i6 
[ liie worlJr unhh wc lend our hclpiog-hajid to mritvc 

To con elude V our greareft Author of Dramaiic 
Pocrrvt ^Ir. Dry den » has made ufe of the my^VeticR 
of t\m Art m the Prologues co two of Ub Plays, 
one ^ Tragedy', the othei a Comedy j in which he 
kai iHewn his greatcfl art, and proved moil fuircefi* 
fal, I bad not feen e Play for fomc wrs, before 
1 hir upon almofi the: f'^^e word; that he ha& ia the fo4^ 

lowJDg Piobguc to " \J1 for Love:" 

- ^ 
** Fop* may hare lea to Icrd all they can, 
*^ Ai Pipits would h lad to top a inaji. 
-" Half-wit$ arc flea?, I" ^^itlc aad fo light, 
« ^V^e fcaree ojuld km rhcy Ibe, but that dicy bi^ ^, 
" f*iir, as the rich, wli i tir'd with daily feafts, ^ 

*' ftvr change, become thefr next poor renantV guef!f, 
** Dri»k Bt^rij Jraughit of AU frvm plain hrs^wit bif^wlsg 
" Andpmi<h ttt homelj Rsjhfrjramibi coahi 
** So jDU, fcrifing fitmi inudi Ktter cheer, 
** For once tfiay venture to do ptnance licrt ; 
" Aod, fiacc diat pltntCQu^ Autmnn now »s pafl, 

* Whofc grap?? and peaches hare indulged your taftc, 
" Take in gaod pan froni our poor Pocr\ lioard 

* Soch (hrivckd fruit as \Vi titer can aiftird/* 

U&wfips andjSfdj fhould come together, I cannot 
tifily account for j but I dotiht net but his nUi rajhtr^ 
%'^h t^^^^h ^^ firhiUd sppUi^ might " Piii 

*' Bo3f» 


** Box, and Gallery,'' it well enough- Hi? Prologue to 
«« Sir Martin Mar- all" is fuch anexquihte Poem, taken 
from the fame Art, that I could wifh it tranflated into 
Ladn, to be prenxsd to Dr. Lily's Work. The 
whole is as follows : 


^ Foolsy which each man mt»:s in his dilh each day, 
*' Arc yet the great regalia of a play ; 
** In which to poets you but juft appear, 
** To prize that kigheft wiiich cofr j^icm fo dear. 
« Fops in the town more catily will pafs, 
" One ftory makes a f:a:ut able afb : 
** But fuch in Plays raul: be much thicker fown, 
*' Like yolks of egg:*, a dozen beat to onc. 
** Obfcn?ing Poets all their walks invade, 
" As men watch woodcocks gliJing through a glade j 
'* And, when they have enough tV-r Comedy, 
«• They 'flow ilieir feveral bodies in a pyc. 
"The Poet 's but :he Cook to falhion it, 
«* For, Gallants, you yourfelves have found the wit. 
« To bid you welcome, would your bounty wrong : 
<* None welcome thofe who bring their ci<er * along.** 

The image (which is the great perfe£bion of a Poer) 
U fo extremely lively, and well painted, that methinks 
I fee the whole audience witli a di(h of buttered eggs in 
CDC hand^ and a woodcock-pye in the other. I hope I 

* Some Cricicks read it CbHf^. Ki»vc. 



xtfijlit excufeJ, afrcr fa great an example • for I de- 
clare 1 have no dcfign but to encourage Learning, and 
am Fcry far from any dcfigns again ft it. And there- 
fore I hope the worthy g^nElcman, who fnid that the 
** Jagrtiey to London*' ought to be burnt by the com* 
TRon hangman, as a Boek, tli^tt, if received^ WQuld 
(Urcout^gc ingenuity, would he plcafed not to make his 
Iwnlirc at the upper end of Ludgatc-ilreet, for fear of 
cfttlajugering th© BookJ tis* fliops and die Cathedrah 

I have ahundaace iTui'eto ^y upon tJief*: fLibje^is; 
hut I am afraid m^hrJl courfe h fo tedious, that vou 
^^I eicufe me both ds fecond courfa and the delFcrr^ 
^^bd call for pipe^ an I a candle. But cooildcr, the 
Papers come fvom an tit d Kticnd 1 and fpatt iheca ou*; 
of c4}mpaiEoa t^. 

To Air. — - 

T AM no great lover of writing more than T am forccti 
*^ to, and therefore have not troubled you with my 
Leners 10 congratulate your good fortune in London, 
vr 10 bemoan our unhappinefs in the ]oh of you here* 
The occasion of this is, to defire your afhilaaee in ;i 
initter that I am fallen into by the advice of ftimc 
friends i bat^ unMs they help me, i: wUi be inipoOlUle 
fcc OK to ^ ou; of it. 1 have hiui tlie miafonunc 


to — write ; but, ivhat is worfcy I have nerer coin 

fidered whether amy one would reid. Nay, I hivt 

been (o very bad as to defign to print; bot theo • 

wicked thought canie acrofs me with ** Who wil 

" l>uy ?" For, if I tell you the ritlc, you will be of my 

mind, that the very name will deftroy it: ** The Art 

•' of Cookery, in Jmitarion of Horace's Ait of Poetry g 

*' with fome familiar Letters to Dr. Lifler and other% 

** ocdioncd principally by the title of a Bo^ik, pot^ 

** lifhcd by the Do£ior, concerning the Soups an4 

*• Saijces of tlie Ancicms.** To- this a Beau will cryi 

" Phough ! what have 1 1 to do with Kitchen-flufT?' 

To which I anfwer, " Buy it, and give it to your 

** Servants." For I hope to live to fee the day whem 

every Miflrefs of a family, and every Steward, flial 

call up their children and fervants with, ** Come Mift 

" Betty, how much have you got of your Art tf 

« Cookery F" " Where did you leave off, Mifs Ifabel ^ 

— *' Mifs Kitty, are you no farther than King Hewy 

*' and the Miller ?" — " Yes, Madam; I am come t» 

" — His name (hall be enroll'd 

** In Eflcourt's Book, whofc gridiron *s fram'd of gold.*' 

'* Pray, Mother, is that our Matter Eftcourt ?" « WeH, 

*■ cliild, it you mind this, you ihall not be pot to your 

" Affembly Catecbijm next Saturday." What a glorious 

fight it will be, and how becoming a great family, to 

iiee the Butler out-karning the Steward, and the patoM 

Scullery-maid exerting her memory far beyond the 

mumping Houfe- keeper I I am told that, if a Book k 

any thing ufcful, the' Printers have a way of piratiog 



on one inodierf isd ^i^i^ cdxr peHaBS" faofvcs; 
«)tich ts vriy biTbxm!is. AnJ tbcv Aiflit I Ik lonni 
ID come out witii, *' The Troe Ait of CooImij ts onlf 
^ m be hid It Afr. P^i^i^r*^ a Pnco^-cnakrr's, mdv 
** fii- Dcr.i?aa\ Omrch, with the Authoc's Seal Jt dK 
'^ Tidf ^pAgic, bemg Tlivcc SxQce-pacs, in a. Bend 
**Phj|!cr» on 3 Cbok'f AproA, Argtm* Bcvwc of 
^ GoQziiefi^nfis. Ajh* be tufULu to uui fiat Aut^IijIc-^ 
mcB^f witfa " Stnopi { Ra?.or^, sid tJic bcS SpecWV% 
'* SETc ip be liiid oqIt m ht Archuneies, &£.*' 

I JeGfn prdpoT^. ' ikh I thuU get ddiveioi iaiii£ 
Oioks' Compuiy^, for ttx m^^ing an oider tiiK cwvf 
appBicorfce fljaU liti-c the " Art i>f CocA;cr7'' w^^cn lie 
iflttiuid, i^hich he fliall fav by bran bcfbrc 1% is ran^ 
firtef aiul tbe& he &all hsve Dr. Lifter's Book of 
** Soup» aiid Alices" delivered ta htm tt>T hit f amte 
pn£Bc^« But jou kiiow better v^'hat I am it> do than I. 
Vgr ehc kmdncfs joa ma^ fbew me, I fbali always 
cfiiicaT^ar to laakc whjit tettims lay i^a my power. 


To Mr, 


T CANNOT but rcCjOTiTmcntl to ynar ptrufj] a h:e 
^ dt^uife ComcJj, cilltJ " The Lawyer'^ ForuDc; 
**0r, IjOtc ill a IioHqw tree j" which piece hss irs 
pecuUar embrifcmcms, and !$ a Poem tiift fully framed 
O 1 accc^nuit; 


according to the nkeft rules of the << Art of Cookery;'' 
for tbe Play openi with a fcene of good HovScmirff 
where Favourite the Houfe-kceper makes this complainr 
to Lady Bonona. 

** Fav. The lad mutton killed was lean. Madam* 
^ Should not fome fat iheep be bought in ? 

"Bow. What fay you. Let-acre, to it ? 

" Let, This is the worft time of the year for iheep. 
^' The freih grafs makes them fall away, and they. 
** begin to taftc of the wool ; they muft be fpared 
** a while, and Favourite muft caft to fpend fome falt- 
'* meat and filh. I hope wc Ihall have fome fat calves 
« fliortly." 

What can be more agreeable than this to the ** Art 
*' of Ctjokery,** where our Author fays, 

•* But though my edge be not too nicely fct, 
*' Yet I another's appetite may whet ; 
•* May teach him when to buy, when feafon paft, 
"What's ftale, what's choice, what's plentiful, 

" what warte, 
" And lead him through the various maze of tafte. 

In the Second A£V, Valentine, Mrs. Bonona's fon, 
ihc confummate charafter of the Play, having in the 
Firft A£t loft his Hawk, and confcquently his way, 
binigbted and lofl^ and feeing a Ugbt in a dtfiant bouftf 
comes to tbe-tbri/ij nvido^w Funofa*Sf (which is exa^ly 
according to the rule, " A Prince, who in a Foreft rides 
" aftrayP') ^ere be finds the old gentie^^oman carding^ 
tti fair Fkridm ber dangbter working on a parcbmenu 




~kvhjifl the mmd hfpi/imftg. Peg reaches ^ chair j Jaek 
ii e^iUd Jon and in ite me^n time ihe good ^Idgmth" 
HvomMn €umpL'ihis /s qf' rogueif that Jbf can fear ce keep 
4 ^^fe ur a turkey in ft^Jitj, fir them. Thn fhrida 
£Mi£rst fwifh a little 'white b$itU about a pifity mtd an 
^-fjsjbloned glajSf Jills and glvei her nmther ? Jhe drinks 
to faUntine-t be fs Floridaj fie tQ him again^ he to 
Furi&f&f ^uj^i? ftit it doivit ojt the tetUe. After a [mail 
iime^ the oid Lad/ cries ^ " Well, \z is my bcd-timt ; 
*-■ but my daughter will ffiew you die wray \o ytjtiii : 
" for I know you u'oultJ willingly he in it/* This w^^ 
extremely kind ^ Nmv-^ upon her retire m cue (fee the 
^reatj^jclgemeitt of the Poet !}, (lie b^ing an old gcntk- 
wonian that went tD lied, Lt: iuits tlie following regale 
atcording to the age cif the perfon- HaH boys been put 
m liftdt II liad liecn proper to have " hid tlae g&ofe to 
* ibe fire:" but here it is ocKerwifc ^ far* after fume iti- 
tcrmcdiatc difcourfe, he is invircti to a rcpaftj ^licn he 
iiKxlc^ly excufes himfelf wjtli, ** Truly, Madam » I 
*• have no ftomach to any meat, but to comply vvirli 
** vou. You have, Madam, entertained me with all 
«* that is defirablc already." ^he Lady tells bim, " cold 
« Supper is better than none ;'' yb he fits at the table, 
^eti to eatf but cannot, I am fure, Horace could nor 
have prepared himfelf more exa£lly ; for (according to 
tlic rule, " A Widow has cold Pyc"), though V..- 
kfltine, being love-fick, could not c.v, yc: it wa^ 1. > 
fault, and not the Poet's. But, wli^n ^'alcnti:H• is lo 
return the civility, and to invite Midam Furlo!.i, s:..! 
Madam Florida, with other good eoiuj anv, to \u^ 
O 3 ;■.... :l.c:.- 


ii.o^ltci I he ..oij'iia^iC i.aay Bonona't (wiio, by the 
b;c, luil cttilcd tor two bottJcs of wine for Latitat hcr 
Anutncy)f thca aiki dainties are to appev 
<aLcoiiling lo il»i^ Vcilc ** Man?.ocs, Potargo, Chaxn- 
" |i.^uo»ii, Cavcaic") ; ami Mrs. Favourite :lic houfc-|ii.i iiiakcb liiclc iiioll hnixjrtant t-m|u:ries. 

'* b'AV. MtlLicl-3, Ihall 1 put anv MuibroomSy Man- 
*' ^iii:;>, 111 iSaiiiljuons, iMo tiic SuIIad ? 

*' l(ui4. Yes, I )>i',i!ii:l-, /lie licii tliuu haft. 

" i-iiv. Slidit 1 uic N^..ciiu[) or AduIiovics in toe 

lUu, liiJvvLvei maL^iiiliLciiL ilic Dinner mii^hc be, yec 
\ii .. lU>ikoiia, :i:. ilic inaxinLr uf i'ouic perfons is, makes 
111 I iKLulctoi ir, with, ** Well, Gentlemen, can ye 
*' l)i.itc .1 liulc lime Lu uke a ihorc dinner? I pro- 
'* mile you, it ihall not be long.** It is very p ro- 
ll. ,:.l.-, iliuu^^h ilic Author ilocs not make anv of tiie 
i;aiiU j;ivc a iL-Iaiion of it, i hut Vaicr. cine, !;c:;:ir a 
^iL-uL f[H>iiliii.iii, luiL'ltt ruiiiilh ciic table with .;ame and 
wiUl-t'oui. Tlicjc wa^ at kail one Fhealar.!: in tiie 
HouIl, \ai.-Miinc IokI l:ij motlicr of :iie mominij 
I'tiiuir. *• ^iallalu, I i..ui a LjiiOu lli^ht of a Phealan:- 
"iiM*.,, al'.ci lU' liuAis. ii-i/L-ii, :na(.ic head as if 
•* h. v^onlii have luu.'iii ; i'ut mv Hawk plumed him 
•* pi* ;. u:.\. ' Ni».v' ii. ^ t;oi icaionahlc ro luppoi-i 
iliai. Vail) Kn»j; aoioail Liuc iiiyji., iiio old -^ntle- 
woiuau under tlu.: ionw;.-iJi uould itave any iiomach to 
ii tor hur <u\i\ lupjic. tlo^vcvcr, to Ice tiie fare or 
l)itp^^ there u iioLlii:^^ pciiuaneiiLj lor one Mrs. 


AVLT op cookery. Tf9 

Caniiia making (though innoccaciv) ft prefect of an 
Hiiwk to Valentine, Floriila his miftrefs grows icalousg 
iiifl refoJves to leave liim, and run aivay with in odd 

Iibn of fellow, one Mijor Sly; Yilentinc^ to appcilc 
her, fends i treffigje to her by a boy* who tcHs her, 
* Hb miftcr, to (hew the trouble he took hy \wf miU 
" apprthcofionj had ftut her fotnc "Pifihle toket3i, tht 
*' Hawk torn to pieces with hii owji hand$;^ ^wi^ /l^/i? 
^a//f <?*/ e/ /if ^/i^' :Ae *«?%/ dX^rJ itgi Bf a JlnvL 
So we fee die poor bird Jimeiyhid^ And All hopes of 
wiId*fowl dcftroycd for the turure ; and happy wea it 
if mi^fonuncs would llop hci^c* B^r, tbc Cfud Bca^jty 
refufiBg: to be appealed, \"alcntmc takes a fuddcji r^fo- 
luuon, which he communicates to Lci-aoe the StewiafJ* 
to hrm^ efff and quit his iMt^ks* Ho we vex it was, 

• whether Let- acre did not diink his young Mafter feaT, 
and Valentine having threatened the Houic^keeper to 
kick her immediately before for btiug too tbtid of liiro, 
and his boy bving raw ainl unexperienced in rravtHiig, 
it fcems they made but flenc^er provli'on for \\vS\y cx; .-- 
dition; for there is but one Scene intsTpfiieci, before wc 
find didrcded Valentine in the moft miicrah'e conviirion 
that the joint Arts of Poetry and Cookery are aule to rt- 
prcfcnthim. There is a Scene of the grraic.< i.orror, end 
moft moving to companion, of anv thinir that 1 \a\c 
fecn amongil the Moderns ,- " T^lks of do pyramids t f 
"Fowl, or biflcs of Filh," is nothing to it; fdiiiee 
wc fee an innocent pcifon, unlcfs punifned for vr.i 
Mother's and Houfe-keepcr's extravagance, :> urs l.v. 1 
before, in their Mulhrooms, M.mgocb, B:.r,\bo >: , 
O 4 l\(.:.l.-y. 

. . .. - ? : £ X &. 

. :. : ff .':*/; -* i ..Ji«.V, CKlJiZ :h£} 'lUCi.-V SB ; 
..." * :.. . -i ii. ..':'.: ; , JV." W. Ji iLCiS llLcl, wLkJt 
.... ^A.- . v::. i.r. . ij-ir.j; lia: L. CK ZuftTiLC : 

■ .":■...<• ..- rv; •»v:.;i*:r '..i •;.£.: tree ^ 

..r.\ '.rii/u in thi: i.'/'o-* rlacs vlrh nsc, I' 
.'^. -r-t rcpo't our v.'t>.i:cc I:iLbs lil- zi^tr r 
- - ...c v.ciiri:;'.' •>e ! J 

» 'i'^ /, There i.'/ V:f: in tl«e ws'/.et b'^t or.* 
.,'.•,; w i It '■Ac . ^'t' i 1 i*. Ih ai 1 '.vc co f 3r bread ? 
'• a:^. When v/e Jiive rie^t, we wiU fttk oj: 
v.T.e MX/'/ th?.t fha]! fjpply r!:2t couiit. 
- :Svr, Kut ro drir.k, Maf'er ? 
% At. t* rider 'ijat rock a fj^.ir? I fee, 
*• '.V;..:ti, fiiaill rcffcfl'i my rhiifi zrA UtctJ" 

'-.J tl:'; Act chifcj; and it is uirmal for tlic Audience 
»., i.-ji.'l.j liov/ Val«;./.ir.e and the poor boy, who, it 
.;i:i,, li..'<l a coiitiii^-ftoinacli, (Iiouul conunue there all 
I : t.ifi': tiic Miufick w:>., |)Ja)in^, and lor^er. Bur, to 
cic tliMii of their \nJ\\,, by an invention which the 
t «■"*, crtll latajlrtiphe^ ValcAtirx, thougii witli a ^«^ 
Vm/i/, ai.d very *jjeak wirli fafting, ii reconciled to 
••!(>. i'l:i, who, ciiii>ra'.ii:f;; liini, fays, *' I dou Jt I have 
-' <i!:i:ii«:< <l h::M I(m> iiiucli; but I will attend liim homc^ 
*'^:iiiiih hiiii \\iih cordials, make him brutlis/' (poor 



good-natured creature ! I wiih fhe had Dr. Liflcr's^ 
Book to help her !) ** anoint his limbs> and be a nurfe,. 
**^a tender nurfe, to him.'* Nor do blcffings come 
alone ; for the good Mother, having r ef re/bed bim imth 
warm baths, and kept him tenderly in the boufe^ orders 
Favourite, with repeated injunctions, " to get the beft 
*« entertainment Ihe ever yet provided, to confider what 
<< fhe has and what ihe wants, and to get all ready ia 
*• few hours.** And fo this moft regular work is con- 
cluded with a dance and a . wedding-dinner. I- cannot 
believe tlierc. was any thing ever n^ore of a piece than 
the Comedy. Some pcrfons may admire your meagre 
Tragedies ; but give me a Play wliere there is a pro- 
fpe£t of' good meat or good wine flirring in every Aft, 
of it. 

Though I am confident the Author had. written this 
Play and printed it long before the " Art of Cookery" 
was thought of, and I had never read it till the other 
Poem was very nearly pcrfefted j yet it is admirable to • 
fee how a true rule will be adapted to a good work, or 
a good work to a true rule. 1 ihould be heartily glad, . 
for the fake of the pubUck,.if our Poets, for the fu- 
ture, would make ufe of fo good an example. 1 doubt 
not but, whenever you or I write Comedy, we fliall; 
obferve it. 

I have juft now met with a furprizing happinef^ ; a . 
Friend that has feen two of Dr. Lifter's Worku, one 
** De Buccinis Fluviatilibus ct Marinis Exercitaiio,"' 
an Exercitation of Sea and River Shell-fifli j in which,. 
\^t fays, fomc of the chiefcft rarities arc the pt%%le tim\ 



fpermatic vejfels oi a Snail, delineated by a microfcopc,. 
tlie omentum or caul of its throat, its Fallopian tuhe^ 
and its fubcrocean teJIicU) which are things Hippo- 
crates, Galen, Celfus, Famelius, and Harvey, were 
never mailers of. The otiier curioiity is the admirable 
piece of Ccelius Apicius, " Dc Opfoniis & Condi- 
" mentis, live Arte Coquinaria> Libri decern," being 
Ten fiooks of Soups and Sauces, and the Art- of 
Cookery, as it is excellently printed for the Do6k)r, 
who m fo important affair is not fuffiticntly com- 
municative. My Friend fays, he has a promifc of^ leave 
to read it. What Remarks he makes I fhall not be 
envious of, but impart to him I love as well as his 

Mod humble fcrvantj &:c. 


T H H 

A n T OF C O O K E 11 y,. 




ITNGENIOUS LlsTiK, were a picture tfrawn 

I J- With Cynthia's face, bur with a neck like Brawn; 

pVith wings of Turkty^ aod with feet of Calf; 

bough ilraWQ by KntrlleTj h wouk! make you laugh ! 

PBuch is, good Sir, the figure of a ¥cz(it 5 

Bv* fomc rich FArmer's wife and fiflt^r drcft j 
W*ich| wcrt; it no: for plenty and for fleam, 
Miglit be reft m bled to a tick man's dream. 
Where lU iJcaa huddling run fo faft, 
That Sylbbub£ come tirA, and Soups the hft, 10 

No£ but that Cooks and Pixrts dill were free, 
To ufe their power in nice variety; 
Hence Mackarcl fecm dtli^hrfijl to the eyes, 
Tliough drcf»'ti with incoherent Goofcbcrries. 
Crabi, Salmon, Lobders, are with Ftnnt^l fprLad, 15 
Wlio never touclrd that herb ulX tliey were d'.ad ; 




Yet no man lards fait Pork with Onmge-pecl, 
Or garniflics his Lamb with Spitchcock'd £el. 

A Cook perhaps has mighty things profefs'd. 
Then fcnt up but two difhes nicely drefs'd : 20 . 

What fignify. Scotcht-collops to a Feaft ? 
Or you can make whipped Cream ; pray what-relief 
Will that be to a Sailor who wants Beef; 
Who, lately fhip-wreck'd, never can have cafe. 
Till rc-eftabli(hM in his Pork and Peafe ? 25 

When once bej^un, let induftry ne'er ceafe 
Till it has render'd all things of one piece : 
At your Deflert bright Pewter comes too late, 
When your firfl courfe was all ferv'd up in Plate. 

Moft knowing Sir ! the greateft part of Cooks, 3P 
Searching for truth, are cozcn'd by its looks. 
One would have all things little j hence has tried 
Turkey-poults frelh'd, from th' Egg in Batter fried : 
Others, tp (hew the largenefs of their foul, 
Prepare you Muttons fwol'd, and Oxen whole. 35 

To vary the fame things, fomc think is art : 
By larding of Hogs-feet and Bacon-tart, 
The taftc is now to that perfection brought. 
That- care, when wanting fkill, creates the fault. 

In Covent-Gavdcn did a Taylor dwell, 40 

Who might defcrve a place in his own Hell : 
Give him a fingle coat to make, he W do 't^ 
A vcft, or breeches, fiiigly : but the brute 
Could ne'er contrive all three to make a fuit : 
Rather than iVamc a Supper like fuch cloaths, 4$ 

1 'd have tine eycc and teeth, without my nofc. 



Yoo that from plianc T^Cit woulJ fftlmcks raife^ 
' Ejcpfi^ing tbence to gain immortal praife. 
Your knuckles try, and let your imtuvs know 
Tkcir power to knead, and gt^c the form Co dough; 50 
Cimfe your materials right, your ibifonicg fii» 
And with vour Fruit rciplendent Sugar tniJt ; 
From thence of conrfe the figure will a rife. 
And ekgancc adorn t3ic furface of your Pics, 

Beauty from order fprkgs t the judging eye 55 

Will tell you if one finglc plate 's awry. 
The Cook mofl ftill regard the prefect time; 
T* omk wliat *s juft jn fcafon is a crime. 
Your infant Peafe t' Afparagus prefer. 
Which to the Supper you may beft defer* 6 a 

Be cautious how you change old bills of faic, 
Such altentions flaould at Icall be rare ; 
Yet credit to the Artift will accrue, 
"Who in known things flill makes th* appearance ncw» 
Prclh dainties arc by Bri urn's trafEck known, 65 

And now by conftant ufe familiar grown. 
VThat Lord of old would bid hi* Cook prepare. 
Mangoes, Potargo, Champignons, Caveare ? 
Or would our thrum -capped Anccftors find fault, 
For want of Sugar-tongs, oi' Spoons for S^lt ? 7a 

New things produce new words, and thus Monteth 
Has by one veiTel fa?'d hi^ name from death* 
The Seafons change Ui alh By Autumn's froi^. 
The Ihady leaves of trcesi and fruit are Jofi. 
But then the Spring breaks forth witlj frefli fuppljcs, 
Aad from ilic teeming Earth new bud» aiife, 


tt: K T N G'5 poems. 

S > .. ".-rrr".- ;: *.'. c'ru'ris arc fern 

V V • •:•.' .' : : r;\: Miy prcv.* jce> Green. 

V .- - :: s-' :''--:T-f *:;? s'.wrs 12 r?ie dark : 

^ s: C:/ :: v.vv.*.- '•ircw S:. Tarries'? Paik * ? 
**.• '. .v<::'> rii?.*^ 'A'.frr c^r.ier? orice C':d fprin? ; 
■\ ■- *•". .■-. ,:j"s> ;v.;j'«; \t::;7j C-r*:\h?rprr< tiid ling; 
A V. ■,:.■.* 'V^ci or. :'.ii: :'pscc *:.-*f5 rife, 
V» .:.:r >r^.!ry'5 roKe Mufc found Mulberries f, 
5».-j, P".ir« 2i:cr rhu>. what ccrtrar: rhoagh: ^5 

O: '■■.::• c vir-cu:- iiishcs caa be rausrht ? 
F,v !•;• "• r^f^..*s tA> much, or i? a fool, 
W'i o V. :"\ x\\o'x t'.iirics where Fafhicn i? a ru^n. 

K.;: J H.;:o:cr.utc, ir/idfr Danes and Saxons flour, 
C J to,...- v. :a nut-brown Ale, and din'd on Grout ; ijo 
V.;ic^ d":fh ::s priftinc honour frilJ retains, 
JiiJ^ wr.v'n cjch Frincc is crownM, in fplendour reigns. 

• In the time of king Henry VIII, the P.irk was a 
\ri\'. \*.\: uc\i\; hut rlir.t prince, on I'uiltiir.u: St. laiin.v\ 
p^-Lu's, ir.clofcd it, laid it out in walks, and, roller lii-.r 
•:-.c w Jic'.s tocrethcr. y^v\i to the new-inclofcd jrn iir d 
and nc»v-raiicd huiUiini? tlie name of St. James, h 
!:v-.ic!i cr.iar^'jd by Ciiailes II; who added to it icvwi^il 
tM.'*:, pian;cd it wiib rows of liine-trccs, laid out '.In; 
l*.Tall, torniL! rlic cnnal, wiih a dtcoy, and other noinis, 
ff>r \va:cr-to\vl. Tlif *• Li :ir' -trees or Ti/ia,'* wlio.'c 
llc'.Toms £rc inco'.nparai)ly fragrant, were prol)ably 
plnntcd in coiilLqucnce of a fupj^crtion of Mr. EvcKn, 
m bis *• Fuinll'ugium," j)uhiiflicd in 1661. — The iiii- 
pvovLinciits lau'iv nindc fccm in fome meafure to have 
h'liUL'.lir it ihc Hate it was in l)eforc the Reflorn- 
ti(»n; :it Icafr, rlu: Wild-ducks have in their turn given 
\\:'V to llu: C»!al!hoppcri;. N. 
t A umiLiW allied, ** The Mulberry Garden." N. 



"By Northern cuftom, duty was cxprefisnil. 
To friends departed, by their Funeral Feaft. 
Though I 'veconfulted Holinflied and Stow, 9^5 

I find it very difficultto know 
Who, to refreih th' attendants to a grave. 
Burnt-claret firft or Naples-bifcuit gave. 

Trotter from Qj^ince and Apples firft did frame 
A Pye, wliich ftill retains his proper name : 100 

Though common grown, yet, with white Sugar ftrow'd. 
And butter'd right, its goodnefs is allowed. 

As Wealth flowM in, and Plenty fprang from Peace, 
Good-humour reign'd, and Pleafures f9und increafe. 
*Twas ufual then the banquet to prolong 105 

By Mufick*-s diarm, and fome delightful fong; 
Where every youth in plealing accents ftrove 
To tell the ftratagems and cares of Lote ; 
How fome fuccefsful were, how others croft ; 
Then to the fparkling glafs would give his toaft, 11© 
Whofe bloom did moft in his opinion ihine, 
To relifli both the Mulick and the Wine. 

Why ami ftyl'd a Cook, if I 'm fo loth 
To marinate my Fiih, or feafon Broth, 
Or fend up wlwt J roaft with pleafmg froth j 115 
If I my Mailer's ^«/?o won*t difcern, 
But, through ray bafliful folly, fcom to learn ? 

When among friends goo<l-humour takes its birth, 
'Tis not a tedious Feaft prolongs the mirth ; 
'But *ris not reafon therefore you ihould fpare. 
When, as their future Burgefs, you prepare 
For a fat Corporation tnd their Mayor. 

1 A^' 




/.II z:\ir.'3^ fhruld f:n<i rheir roccn in prcper phce ; 
And w'nac adooxs ckU crear^ 'jpoald chac difgnse, 
Sofn«?;mes cfae ralgar will of imxth partake^ ^35 

And have txceniTc doin^ at d^^ir wake : 
£v'n Taylon ar tkcir year! 7 Fcafts look great. 
And all :hdr Cucumbers are remM zo Msac. 
A Prince, who in a Porcft ride**. afrraT, 
An^i, 'vokrjf to kMoe coc:age cnd^ :he war, 139 

Talks c4 no pyramids of Fowl, or biiks ot Filb, 
But, hungry, fapt kU Cream fsTT'd up in eartficn dUb; 
'Qjjenchc* hi^ thirft wi:h A'c in n-ct-brown bawh. 
And takes the haiVy Railier from trie coa'.s : 
Flca^'d a» f^iag Henry with the MUier free, 135 

Who t!u>oght him£rif a^ good a man as he. 

Unlcf; kfimt fwcctncift ac tlic bottom lie, 
\^1)0 cares for all the crinkling of the Pye > 

If you woaid have me merry with your cheer. 
Be fo yourielf, or fo at lead app'iar* 14^ 

The things we eat by various juice cootxol 
TI1C narrownefs or largenefs of our foul. 
*Onion<; will make cv'n Heirs or Widows weep; 
The tcn:1er Lettuce brings on fofrer deep; 
'Eat Beef or Pye-cruft if you M ferious be ; 145 

Your Sbell-fi(h raifes Venus from the Sea 1 
Tor Nature, that inclioes to ill or good. 
Still miurifliet our paiTioot by our food. 

Happy tlie man thM has each fortune tried. 
To whom (ke much has given^ and much dcniedi t^9 
With abfltaancc til dclicatci he feci, 
And can regale bimCilf widi Toaft and Cheefet 



Bf roaftiiig that wikich jour ForcEichcTS boil'd. 
And bcxHng wlttt dtcy roofiBd, much is fpoil'd. 
Tint Cook CO Bntilb palscs is complete, 
Whofe iaTooiy haod giTcs tmns to commoa meat. 1S5 

Thoogfa Cooks are often men of pn^nant wit, 
Thnmgh oiceoeTs of their fubjeft, few liave writ. 
]a what an auk ward found that Ballad ran. 
Which with this bluftering paragraph began : 

There was a Prikce of Lubberlakd, 190 
apotektate of high commahd, 
Teit thousavd Bakers did attekd uiUf 
Ter thousand Brewers did befrierd him ? 
These brought himKissivg-crusts,akd those 
Brought him Small-beer, before he rose. 195 

The Author raifcs mountains feeming full. 
But all die rr/ produces little tamoi: 
SOf if yoo fue a Beggar for a honfe. 
And have a verdif^, what d'ye gain ? A Loufe * 
Homer, more modeft, if we fearch his Book&, 
Will (hew us that his Heroes all were Cooks ; 
How lov'd Patroclus with Achilles joins. 
To quarter out the Ox, and fjrit the loins. 
Oh could that Poet live 1 could he rehearfe 
Thy Journey, Lister, in immortal verfe ! 205 

Muse, sing the man that did to Paris go. 
That he might taste their Soups, anb 


Oh, how would Homer praife their dancing Dogs, 
Their ftinking Chccfc, and Fricafcc of Frogs I 



He 'd nife no iMct, (ing no fljignnt lye« no 

Of Boys with CuiUrd choak'd at Newl>eiTy i 
But their whole courfes you 'd endcely fee, 
How til their parts from firfl to laft agree. 

If you all forts of perfons would engage. 
Suit well your Eatables to every age. 115 

The favourite Child, tlwt juft begins to prattle. 
And throws away his Silver Bells and Rattle, 
It very humourfome, and makes great clutter. 
Till he has Windows on his Bread and Butter : 
He for repeated Supper-meat will cry, 220 

But won't tell Mammy what l>e M have, or why. 
Thefmooth-fac'dYouth,that has new Guardians chofe, ^ 
From Play-houfe fteps to Supper at the Rofe, C 

Where he a main or two at random throws : } 

Squandering of wealth, impatient of advice, 225 

His eating muft be little, colUy, nice. 

Maturcr Age, to this delight grown (Irangc, 
Each night frequents his club beluDd the 'Change, 
Expelling there frugality and health. 
And honour rifing from a SherifPs wealth: 230 

Unlefb he fome Infurancc-dinner lacks, 
*Tis very rarely he frequents Pontack's. 
But then old age, by ftill intruding years. 
Torments the feeble heart with anxious feart : 
Morofc, pcrverfe in humour, diflident, ^35 

The moK he flill abounds, the lefs content; 
His Larder and his Kitchen too obfer\es. 
And ff#w, left he ihoulU want hereafter, ftarvcs ; 

P £ Thinkg 



i : ^. ■..■,:" i'.l t.ic prcicnr xrt cas e" ^r, 

Ai:-i none rhfiie torccloire */en Lccv hov u> live, z^ 
Bu: now :Ke Cook mau poLi nirocgh al: ccerccs, 

A .-a! wv '..'.a a : iiitconiaiiz zsznpen pltift^ 
Ar.-^r zo Hcalcii icd to Dii'taie. 

Fir :':^:u :.:e Psriaiir hire vcur kitchen p*.ac*d, 
Di:r.::-i n;ay in their workisg ;< dilVrzc'c. 145 

].. ;::.a:-i i;raw j^^z Poultry, ci«2D your Tripe, 
A..- rrom your Hfi'.i t:.*:f Cimy fujilance u-ipc 
Lw'. ^.w-i .jiHcCi Ic coLt by rsigiit, 
ici- :' v.[ .. '.:i:£ t!it tliir.'/ a'/tior the i^gUt. 

Ncat. let -.ifcrttion mo(!&rate your cef:, 250 

Anii, wivcn you treat, tlircc coarfes iic iIk maCv 
Lc: .icvtr frcfli ygur Pafiiy try, 
L'r.l-f, Gizsdtcs or Magi fi rates arc by : 
TiiCT you may put a Dwarf into a Pye. 
Or, if you M fri^;lit an Alderman ami Mayor, 135 

V/:t".i-a a Pady l<Migc a living II?re; 
TLca mitift ti.cir gravcfi Furs Ihail mirth arii'c, 
An! all the Guild purfue wiih jo\i\il cries. 

Crowd not your table : let sour numi>cr be 
No: more than fcvcn, and never Icfs than three. aCo 

'Tis the Dclllit that grace'> all the Ft aft, 
For an ill cud dilparai^cs the reft : 
A thou (and things well do:ie, and one forgot, 
Pcfiicc, (;hli}^an()n by that blot. 
Mal;e yout tianfparcnt Sweet-meats truly nice. 
With Iiuliau Sugar and Arabian Spice : 
A:'.d let your vaiious Creams incirclcd he 
W'vM fwclling Fruit juft Mvifli'd from the tree. 




Ltf FlUil tii4 jyi^s be (fom Chnta brougbrt 
W'ltli Ufviv pAmr aad c^rtlt tra£ij'|ttr^{]x «^To^lit. af o 
I'hc f^zik sow ik^ncf ^Hcoudc^ are rencw'di 
And ^iity tirggfneiitt with mirtK parfued. 

The r;racc*cap4Nillyut> to hi* SoTert*gEi*% bciltb» 275 

rerfomiiiig ilicft tbc piety of ^r^^f^ ^ 

Esch mm tbis j>kif<$ re^atniOkCK bis p?ice j 

W^^litii: at his ^cc» iVom fueb aba&^oAt Aoi% 

He Ihow'cn hi4 god^ttkc bkttiitgs ^fk the pAotc il6 

lo d4ys <jf oltU our Fathers \itttt t& wjjt, 
%Kp^og llafiJy blows intl hanly fare : 
Their fictf thtf Q^^a in ihetr munion^ llcw^il^. 
Jbid ia theur Exikci^ biles dicir Beverage bre^ d^ 
&jnric OiTi cc f Eic ; I L 4 P> ai i i^ t it ^ I v^ i Oik k ■ . C, 1 S j 

To a Urge cover'il i'lpkm in lus tcnt^ 
Where every thing that eveiy SoKlier ^ot. 
Fowl, Bacon, Cabbage, Muiton, what cor, 
Was all thrown into bank, ami wcr.t to ^x)C. 
Bur, when our coiniuclis w-erc cxtcmive grown, 2^0 
And through the woiM our Bihiih \vo::h was knowr. 
Wealth on Ccmmandcrs then HowV. in ;ipacj. 
Their Champaign tparklcd ec^ual with ui^iv Lace j 
Qutiils, Bcccotico's, O-.ic'.r.ns, were lent 
To grace ihc Icvce ot a (General's re:.: ; 19^ 

In their gilt Plate all tlclLatcs were Len, 
And what was Earth before became a rieii Tenene» 

r 3 WV.^-i 


r : r x. t ? t l x •-. 

TMt' it»adi^ tfuo:. ?idr al. tie ««rk ^ -tKc sme. ; 

i*?: :.i*: ii irruflr.. tir iiuSUff.. tari t« ' 
T:*tti' Ml*, c icjfe ■ ast r^sr tie i 

Tuar. 'C'tmrtWf&-^ituiK: !.-««« ^ntil. thitiis: hrinr^ ^m 
Y/iitit tfOKcy t Mrtrt-. ar ^a-^niRft viu Jit: ¥iit. 
''•'• iti fvifOBiiiv' SfCa^ a&c. Cueci'>-Tak£ taicr: -ae JuJ dfc. 
A,-' < l>..uit«i ^Mi»t 'ifctr.. a&c^ 1^7:1. Oicr stsaL ihrawirfr^ 

> v*-"i'-T. "iidT. jncic ^ mt. anc. f^tsxit tt jibj'« 

V/.. -, v^ "t ifivt ;:; yjirs., ill pcHioai «ri 

V/i.v) I'ui'iti^M io yfyjf ?;«;«, as:4 £tnasn frsr, 3 to 

Ail i>» ^'f'C iii^U tMt \avt kWit part. 

'io IimI ili« jjiffm|<;U;rr«cnu u;;f;e, 325 ^ 

AfA ui(c A Mf uilcQrc grateful to the figlit. J 

9 Be 


Be not too far Hy qM cxarnple letl^ 
With cautioq now wt in their footilcps rteid t 
Tl*c French our rcliih help, iml well fupply 
The warn af thin|^ too grofs by decency. 33© 

Our Fathers moll «cj[nir*il liicir Sauce & f\ve«t. 
And often a(kM for Sugir with their Mc« i 
They hutterM Currants on fit Veal htA^nc J, 
Aod Rumps of Beef w'nh Virgin-boncy {Ix-cwM* 
Intlptd Tafle^ old Friend) to them who Paris know» 335 
Wh<re Rocombole, Shallot, and the r*n k GarUck^ grow. 

Tom Bold did lirft be^in the ftrolUng luartj 
And dro^e about hU Turnips U 4 cart ; 
Sometimes hh Wjfc tKc Citiiens woulO pleifef 
And from tlie fame machine fell Fecki^ of Peufcj 34© 
Then Pippins did in Whccl^ harrows abouAd, 
And Orangef in Whi tnfcy aboard s wei3t round j 
Btf^ Hoy ^fl found k trouhlefome to b^wl. 
And therefore pUc'd her Chenies on a Hall : 
Her Carrants there and Goofebcrries were fpread» 345 
With the enticing gold of Ginger- bread : 
But Flounders, Sprats, and Cucumbers, were ciicd. 
And every found and every voice was tried. 
Ac lad the Law this hideous din fuppreft^'d. 
And ordered that the Sunday Ihould have reftf 350 

And that no Nymph her noify food fhould fell, 
Except it were new Milk or Mackarel. 

There is no difh but what our Cooks have roatle. 
And merited a charter by their trade. 
Not French Kickfliaws, or Oglio'^bixjught from Spain, 
Alone have found iiiipiovcmcnt from tluir brain j 

P 4 But 

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. ;r J .III 

! •■ ; ' . ". . •ji '. . -■ '■*..'.'. . 'i r." 2Z- or Til'.* ^ 

'I .,'■ f .'.' I .T-.* . . :. ' ..1- ^f x\'\ 
i; //;...• ... ;'r..', .. *..*.'... Til?, f :.LllH Cj!': ; 
I ',T, •»/!.' ■» •'.'; rf,^r/.';r f . ''% in lovi'. of f-.o*!', 
'i ii' / Ji.I :»f. • i'-':!'-f . M ! //.«/ rnakc- ^oo;l, 
H' f 'I «, 'ri', fi'i >/,Ai/ie |/i'jr:c of carc, 
'lo I'.fiov/ lor v;iiorri i: i'. yj\x would prepare : 3:^5 

4 Ycu 'd 



illlT OP COOKERr, vty 

Tov 'd pkitfe t Fiitad, or rcconcik a Brotlwr, 

W^^vM mollify a Jmigc, i^ould cnm m SqtJire, 
Grcir*: feme (m}t% from Court you vnnj deGrci 
Of Wtiulil, perhap, fomc hsity Supper g*f«» 3^ 

Tq Clew the fpkmlid tlitc In whida you Hi^ 
Fttrfuint to tliat inierEft joti ptopofe, 
iJttll *lt yout Wiiie aqvl all Toyr Meit be diclc, 
|jtt mzn Ami manners ci try difh zdt^i : 
iPVho'd forcj? Ilk Pep|icr where Uii r^eib at? dSe^f 395 
A cauUmti of f*i Beef in^3 ftoop <4" Alo 
Ofi I lie Itu^ulng mob thi\] more pttevill, 
TliMUt if yt>u gipe tbcm wsili ibc tviccft ijt 
X^^pNtfiof Pcicocks Ur»in», or Piibcrt^Tjm 
* The Ffcfsdi by Soop? antl Hatsi-gftOj glojr raifr, 400 
AM dictr tlcftrc* &R tcrmiEitr la praiiK 
Tbc tiirifey madm of the wafv Durch • 

i% to five all the mooey they cati touch : 
« Hini/' criei the Fatlicr. ** Tlc 2 Fin Hcs thcf^i 
•* A Pin a day will fc:ch a Grc2: a vear. 40- 

** To your Five Faithings join Three FanhinEjs more j 
•* And they, if added, make your Halfpence Four :'* 
Tims may your liock by management incr^afw. 
Your wars fliall gain you more than Biitam's peace. 
Where love of wealth and rufr\- coin prevsil, . j^ 

What hopes of S'og:ir'd C:ikwS ct Butter'J Ale * 
Cooks gamiih ou: fume :a;>iCf, fome tliev hll. 
Or in a prudent mixiure Ihew their CkWI : 
Clog not your coniiant mtals : fcr diflies few 
Incrcafc ihc appetite, when choice and new, 415 


'^ *r ,tkrm4X^ . - i .Tii X . ;.- .'■' J£ 
' .r . 'JT -,'■. -\..,"r .... : -J- vm 
,jKr---.i-^* -u •- - . ..' .-»r - -n .-:.:=_ 

r-r r» :....-.-c-.. .r r- .-' : .-.£ — .r,n;. 

,*' ".r .f:»i.--j;A . .-..:.-. iTui siFcs; • Tina 
■J^sr tr-'. -. r-.-.iw rs.m v.e '•-.nuja. .0^9 

'.'■I ■ , . ,*■ .'»'• '..*r r \:.:.^rr l '. 
/>./f .r^^. -. .-".-,.- , T. !...-<. :i=-. 

^.'i*' "i / 'f^ •'■ ■■ ; .■ : -.iir.r I ',1 Zi^rT.iZ 

7 ■ I" . ** "•■/»• I '■. ■ r :-fr.'.c r'iu r -.-.Tr..T.'.r, 

f f',r •", '.'...'•/....■: f. ;. .1.. i . ...-..-. ^ 


Suff wlioi rbit diJb wrs m pcffeflion fcent 

And that KtotiCt w<ni)]tl it TifK move your fplc^n ^ 

*TJi trwct in a lon|; worki fufc HuLf^bert trcep^ 

And gcnil^r ftnk the Anilt inm Accp, 

E*v'n Lamb hfinfcirt it t lit: mt>ft (ahmn fc»{t, 454^ 

Miglie lutvc (omt cKargtr^ not esii^ly <tr«rht 

Tibki iKould tie like piftures m the %hti 
Some difhc^ cjil hi fliad«^ fonic f pre ad in W^htf 
bi>m« a( » diftantc hrigbtcn, fom* ncjf kflml, 
Wbcrc caic nuy ill their diUtmt com n> and r 455 

Some Jhduld be movM vvticn Un>k€n 1 eiihcr* hfV 
Throug)i file whok ercat» incumLva tu tim u(\e« 

Locket, by miny lib^*ur* fixblc j;Tc>wnt 
Up fiwm fhc Kricficfi cilTcl liit t\M Son * 
** Though wijc tb)rf«*f,** fayt he, «• thon|h taught by IM, 
'* y w fix ihii r«m«nce in thy incmm-y j 
■* Tlicre ai-e fomc ccrtMfn tbinf^t that tlon'l excel, 
*' Aod yet we fay aw hUrtthlj nAitih 
^f* Tbcr* 's tnaoy worthy nrKn a Lawver ^hc, 
** WtuJdi liiey c!il\ing«ifh as uf mtJJU ftzc^ 465 

•* For picadixig well at Bar, or tnrning Bocik^i 
** But this is not, my Son, the fate of Cooks, 
** From whofe myAcrious art true plcifurc fprings 
,** To JfaU o( Garter, and to throne oi Kings. 
** A fimplc fcene, a difol)ligin^ fong, 47* 

•* WliJch no way to the main dcTi^n l>clonrj, 
" Or were they ahfcnt never would he mi fs'd, 
" Have made a well-wrought Omicdy be hifv'd j 
..♦•8<i in a Feafl nu inrcrniecli;j:'j fault 
••Will be allow'd J hut, it' not bell, Mi, nat'^'lit/' 475 



Ml ;.i..i «>i iul!; c n^ivcs ami joints complains* 
\ i^..ii Niiiw |iins, Lilii^, anil tVom Trap-ball, abftains^ 
L :.i. y. . .lwlin^, .iitti iiiuurt ilic Wrcrtiing-placc, 

h..: ^vwi. .iiw :.• 'w ti.'j:v picLciiUb ; 48! 

\.-; \l.i... ..I .Mi.iiwi^ w ..i k\»iiiul: ihcii riicnds. 
!;..., '.I, . ■ *•»» .i.iun.. u'.iii a »!•;, I'c rrcc : 
\. .;. .: \\.:.i .:.. .:u ■■-ii ! ;.«... nlC, ur wiih mc ? 

\\ \.4.... : ^. ^=^.t,.i, \ii:c.i PvUh wVwS out, 

.'1 .. ". w .V. ..'...>! wA. i;-:;; iiout : 485 

■ i,, .. ^ ...awN::..g *s pail'd, 
N. . ... u. ...... V -J . J iLCJiLM. 

v^.. V , .'--■■'0 •* i-iitii" Food, 

.:....:w».. ».\'..;> *-a ^ais u; wood. 

....' . ..». ■.»..> . j.L.':!.;'*;, ci :^icy :00k. 49© 

..."".... • ^ ■ .. ■ : ' « t ». 1 I .'.i r J . w V. .N « 

■ ■ ■ - • ...wi *i ■ ... "t ."." I .1 .A-'UiA" L.J'taf^ y 

■ -... ■ - '"^-li ■ .^ ..... . iiiv vi:-.>, 

I v' . . ...\. .. V. \ .".ii .vi.^ri.iC *:.:v.Li. 

AUT OP COOK^llY. a»t 

<^ities eraz'd, encampxnents forc'd in (kid, ^ 

Monftcrs Aibducd, and hideous tyrants queird, L 

■J ttfpir'd that Cambrian foul which ne'er can yield. J 
Tlicn Guy, the pride of Wan\'kk, truly great, 
To future Heroes due example fet, " 5i# 

"By his capacious cauldron made appear. 
From whence tlie fpirits rife, and flrcngth of waf« 
The prcfcnt age, to Gallantry inclined, 
'Is plcasM with vaft improvements of the mind*. 
He that of honour, wit, -and mirtli, partakes, 515 

May l)e a fit companion o'er Beef- (leaks ; 
}{is name may be to future times enroU'd 
In Eftcourt*s Book*, whofe Gridiron's fram'd of Gold. 
V^corn not thefe lines, dcfign'd to let you know 
Profits that fiom a well-plac'd Table flow. j40 

, 'Tis a fagc qucftion, if* the Art of Cooks 
Is lodg'd by Nature, or attain'd by Books : 
That man will never frame a noble treat, 
Whofc whole dt[>cnda!ice lies in fome Receipt: 
Then i)y pure Nature every thing is fpoiPd, 525 

S'hi; knows no more than llcw'd, bak'd, roal>, andboil'd. 

* That is, " be admitted a member of The Bcef- 
"** Steak Club." — Ricliaitl Eftcourt, who was a Player 
nnd Dtamnric Writer, is celebrated in the Sp"6lator, as 
jx^iFcircd of a fprightly wit, and an cafy and natural 
.polltcncfs. His company was much coveted by the 
great, en account of his quahtications as a boon cora- 
ivinion. When the famous Bccf-fteak Club was firft 
lalUtutcd, he had the office of Providore aHigned him ; 
and, as a maik of diftintiion, ufed to wear a fmall 
jriidiron of i>oKl hung "about his neck with a green filk 
tll/band. He died in the year 17131 N. 




Wben An and Nature i<nii, th' tScSt will be 

Soone Moe Mjtgtmi, or rharaitng FricmfiBe. < 

Tbe lad due wooU Im geatai ib adraoce^ ^ 

That on die rope be migbt liDcimclj dance, 539 

From tender yean ennres faimfidf to pains. 
To Slimmer'^ pardung hcat^ and Winter's nans. 
And from the fbre of Wice and Love abftains ; 
No Artsit can hit Hautboy's flops command, , 

Unlefs (bine ikilful Alaftcr form his hand : 3^ 

But Gentry take their Cooks though never tried ; 
It feems 00 more to them than up and ride. 
Preferments granted tiius ibew him a fool. 
That dreads a parent's check, or rods at fchooL 

Ox'chcek when hot, and Wardens hak'd, fome cry | 
But 'tis with an intendou men fliould buy. 
Others abound with fuch a plenteous (lore, 
That, if you 'II let them treat, they 'il a(k no more: 
And 'cis the vaft ambition of their foul. 
To fee tlieir Port admirM, and Table full. 515 

But then, amidd that cringing fawning crowd, 
rWho talk fo very much, and laugli (o loud. 
Who with fuch grace bis Honour's anions praife. 
How well he fences, dances, fmgs, and plays ; 
Tell bim his Livery 's rich, his Chariot 's fine, ^j* 
How cboice bis Meat, and delicate bis Wine { 
■Surrounded thus, bow iliould cbe Youth dcfcry 
The bappincf* of Friend Ihip from a Lye ? 
1*1 lends a£^ with cautious temper when fincerc; 
Due Aiittcting Impudence i» void of care : 5^5 

A t T OF COOKERY. %t$ 

I In& FiEccnl ippcxn 
tniA of Dnbs iridi mc tejtai f r tern ^ 
Vh^ WTtafiifig oft* tiwir kiaifi, 
Iwsim aot Im Bjrar for wbooi t^ef fee 
llii^ i^ Grief wit^ £kst ^tps p rcceeA , |te 

i LpOt^ uiiflrlgB^i! wirh ininnl |>fiia Mce^ 
IjhI £iie c^ Weakh * Were Lonb m WmLhi\s vtC^ 
r Jioai dbar noc vottU laniA aH i^ A» f • 
E Pcf£iB Kiaf^ wii^ Wine md muSjf BamU 
^emk'4 to tbt ixtk ttcefics of the ibal ; 54 j 

Ucikfs a ;ii2Q t^f vnrtk, m be their Pne^JL 
Sec: MMv £^ Gaefti tlidr Fxifns ^itoMi«e| 

Umc IOCS kxreiitattr di^^i conipnuoca bo ug i e j 510^ 
Usicfs bj ^Jitfc iaHm&ns cl^j *I3 be tsugtn^ 1 

Tbc^ !pcexd ih£ nett >2^ will thciD&hvs be eangbc J 

Were Hot^CCt ^it gn^ Mzlkr, oov itrrc, 
A Feill witJi wit icd jtad^iesr^T be 'd ccetnTe. 
Attkoi : — S'jppoJSng ito: jo3 ^i^cmld rebeadie i-^; 

He *d hjt •* ^*c3id ±ls, aad sodicr liae, aisd zkis-'* 

B e *cl M foa. giTC k a new ti^cii of fjce* 

Or let (omc Didt otove cunocs ia its flatx^ 5^9 

IT 51W pemli, he vDcJd DOC fbipc £D moie 

A piSM lbdc%hilttl IS Sell kifTL 

We ^uU fiibnh o«r Trrar* t0 CntkSE^* new, 
JLid etm pOKkai Cook ^uM reid Bgd^i. 

/. J' .'••^. A . i. ■■ • •.: V, . .": 

'/».• Tv/. '/ i ' ■••. if.-. ': . .. ; --*? :. 

/■, .'>«'!.• ,;!i; ',»•-! ■/■• ,:. /i ,'< . .'.«.'.; 
/%• .4J' »,; I. I.' i« 5; J';* // '^ v<,: . 'y O, 

'i l.',ii;'l» !..», I.' I'.j/i Vri'h hit i.;/.VL:.ilv 4:u, 

W«M my ' i/tjl* 1^1, xM J a lU.'iOtr-U, 
I 'i| iNili'i liuii liMiiMi liiv liCi Ihould fry. 





1 ire fomt pcrfons fo cxcdiite ruilftp 615 

your prifatc Tab I a tlicy *1I imrudc* 

pu flf". In rt\n prcteml to fiA ^ 

C« 4 Fax« eh«y 11 csicch you it ibc 1a^« 

.ft, ihiee btrs tnd doon are na dcfeocei 

it your boufe is in » pcAilcncc, £10 

li AIT wty cjuickft or he 'U apptoachf f 

you ^re fcamperingi ilup you in your Coacli* 1 
iiik of ill your fmit ^d jqu will fee | 

;ht your guile and puDifUiucm agree i 
no icEuter pity could prcvailj (45 

would tliTTow fomc iitbtor into gaoL 
trk th' cfFcft af thii. prevailing cuif«| 

ikuin'd by lomcilimg Lhit is wori'c 

it ID my elcfUan, i fhould chuic, 
: a ra^^cQous Wolf or Bctr got li>ofe. ^f 

It and ulk, acd i^ikiag flill will i:aCf 
tCT from tlic ParaHte you 1t get j 
.c a Leech well fix'd, he 'll fuck what *s good, 
rcr part till latibhcd with Blood. 





To Mr. 


T MUST coaununkate mj happincfs to you, becauff 
''' you are (b much my FiicDd as to rejoice at it. t 
fome da3rs ago met with an old Acquaintancey a cuiioiis 
pexfooy of whom I CDqnired if he had fccn the Book 
co u c cr m ng Soups and Sauces. He told me he had | 
but that he had but a very flight view of it, the perfoa 
who was mailer of it not being willing to part with (b 
Taluable a raiity out of his clofet. I delired him to 
^w€ me yfhat account he could of it. He fays* that ic 
u a Teiy handfbme OSbvro ; for, ever (ince the days of 
Ogilby, good paper, and good print, and £ne cuts, make 
a Book become ingenious, and brighten up an Author 
ibrangely ; that there is a copious Index ; and at the 
end a Catalogue of all the Dealer's Woiks, concerning . 
Cockles, Englifh Beetles, Snails, Spiders that get up 
into the air and throw us down Cobwebs, a TVIonfter 
Tomited-up by a Baker, and fuch like ; \i^icb, if care- 
fully perufcd, would wonderfully improve us. Theie 
is, it feems, no Manufcript of it in England, nor any 
other country that can be heard of; fo that this impref- 
iion is from one of Humclbergius, wlio, as my Friend, 
fays, he does not believe contrived it himfelf, 1)ecaiife 
the things are fo very much out of the way, that it is 
not probable any Learned Man would fct himfelf feri" I 

thtm^ He Kik ac «r tUft 

■i muk made by die E^ttr, '^Thm^ ^m^ 
^ tvcr 3tCi3ii&np» then Beegtc imc faoe^, i^ mmik 
^ Iitf^ been GsodBielT rkknii aod con^ic, a& tei>c 
«< » ' iijicti o^ by the Coaki. tiaealeifci, cr l«r «f 
4 their Ffieadi tfr S er**aE^ wio ȣe bo: 

if tl>e C(ic4 li^ mU k miat^ ka%^ be 

-fbr tbc St«£ ta onkr ifelefi: 
kg|gTT fcali iPfofe ttpMt fangg ^s bf S-%efcj 


fapgtixDf <€ Lebitn, cr ] 

bonfed, b^r iiacn si The 

a LesBcd A^rhor, called Daoatos, (afs, ths ** die 
" Kkdica h a KarMfmaic." I ninfibci in ocr drrr, 
tuooigfa «c cmrot i:i crcry rcfpeft cook up 20 th« Ar- 
cxoLs, tbjt bf a tctt gcoi Atnbor an old gcrtlctnan is 
laenKioccd as raakir^ j't cf diire Do&Dn, Dr. Diet, 
^r.Q^kt, aad Dr. yUrz.zrzi Thcr aie reporcd a> 

^. r 


s, tarn :;r$ v -.!i lx: >; 7-:'^ co.- 

1: {ofrr.i- t.i TIT F'^tric :.r In:-:. -."ntrc -s-eTC two 

fTTixxai tUc L«rt lie rimt of Apl ::-•:. ere 'joocr ^e 

E.rp-j Vlick- lie <eij£x ir :Ls r^ic cf Tawius* wlio is 

rtcurittt It Fjzt, " t^ r^Tr r^ a ete^: ctal of wit 

*• tat ■z:rsz>vz.z ir £7. iifiiri :" k rtlastzi :d Eadog,'* 

jo:,-cTj.rr:"r ii; lii rii^c i^x^ to :rsanT fons of 

-^;r3i*m krc FtaaV-n- N:r :s-:rf Exrpcityrs Icfs 

or: J- ---:i !-• :'5 crtit 1:= -:;t:TzJ:irz, ss Vitelliusy 

C---!r. x .1. 1/ c:^: T-*. 1-.*. ari Vi-l«i Hc'.logabaluSy 

-;...: liziZKr.i.'. r-i— t: i:: prtfi:." :c ::^ir-i:Vid receipts i 

•: : lii- c: V*:. ::. E-rc:r:i :.:-i ::-£ f«cu!:ar glcr^* of 

:. : :-. jr. * xir e S ; -f j r - » if y. : :-: r- , Crabs, 0> ilcrs, 

?:*^iA'--, ari L^Litri- A=j :!.::'.; bauiages being 

r^' bj :; c A-j:iic: wi.icl. ti c Etliior publiflics, 

frora :r.a: •-■l ir.a,-;7 o:'i.;r ariun-.tfr.:* the Learned 

Uoccor ifrcL'aza" ly niair.rair*, t>.c Book, as now 

j^ri .tetl, couid r/x be :ia.ifcr;bcJ lill after the time of 

ilcl.uf^aoalus, v.Iio gloried in tlic Titl.-s cf Apicius 

ar.'.l Vitclli'.r, mo re than Antoninus, wiio had gained 

!.i. rcputj:ioii by a tcn»|«riat'j, auHcre, ar.j lolid virtue. 

Ai.d, it fccrii'., under his a.lininiltraEion, a pcrfon tliac 

fiiiiiiil out u new Soup inij^ht have as great a reward as 

iJi.'ikc or Diiinpicr might cxi^cdt for finding a new Con- 

t III' lit. My 1*1 lend lays, the Editor tells us of un- 

hi-iiiilot dttinii-'. I h«nv ** yEfopus had a fupper of the 

*• i^iiij'ucn (it liiuls that could fpeak;" and that " l\i$ 

*• l)rtu|d»iui ifj;.dcd on l*eails,*' tljough he does not 

ii.ll u;. how \U^' lUilicd them; how ** Hortcnfius kft 

•• It n ihonUn.l l*ipis of Wine in his Cellar, for Lis 

•• lliii'i dM:il»?:j:; ;'* how ** Vcdius Tollio fed his Fifli- 

■ ** po*:*!? 


^^y<in%h witti Man's Flefh t'' and how " C^ar bought 
*• iijE thoufand wdght of Lampreys for his Ttivimphtl 
'^ SapiJtr/' He fays, the Edkor proves equally to a 
d'>;n30nftratinn, hy the prppomons and quantuiea ht 
clown, aud the nztifcoufncfr of the i rig re di cats, that the 
Dmncrs of the Emperors were ordcrctl by their PhyC- 
ciansr? and chat the Recipe was rglccn hy the Cook, ^s • 
i\k Cotkgute Do£lt>r4 would do their Bills^ to a modern 
Apott^tcary ; And char this cuHom was i^kcn from the 
EgyptiaDS 'f and chK thl% method continued till the 
Goeh& and Vandals o\*cr-ran the Weftern Empire i and 
tliat the)% by uk» exereirc^} and jicceHity of abdinence^ 
atroduced the eating of Cheefe and Vcnifon without 
iliofe additional Satjcesy wliich the Pli)ificians of old 
/(^und-out to rcftorc the <fep raved appetites of fuch great 
men as had loft thtrirftomachs hy an cxccfs of luxury. 
Out of the ruins of Erafil>rat\j^'s Book of Em^hi^ 
Okuctis Lone nils of Cow-heeir Mithaecus of Hot-^ou^ 
|>iony{ius of ^Jtgar-fopSy A^h of FkJtlr^ Ercem-btiJs, 
Kpinems of Sack-p&fttj EbiiheLkmu^i at' Apple- dump'^ 
iimpt Hegefippus of Biack-pudJfing^ Crico of Eq^vhJ 
MM£iareIt Stephanas of LenQn-creatHf ArcLiits L.f 
H^g't-barflei^ Accflius of ^^memt^rmalade^ Hkkc- 
ftu^ of P^md Pigeonij Diodes of S^'ctl-breadi^ aj-d 
PhiUflion o^ Oat'C^hSf and fcvcral Oihcr fuch Au:linr^, 
tlic great H a mcl he rg i o s co m pofed his A n not ai t o rt s v po n 
Apicius J whofc Rccdpcs, when pnrt of Tuiivj F.ivy, 
aodTacktlS^ have be^^n nc^leacJ and lofl, wtre pre- 
ferircd in tlie Utmoft part$ of Tr^infyUaaia, fur ilic pe- 
cwiiai palate of ilw ingenious Ediior. Latiaus Latiniui 
0^1 iuuh 

43© K r N G '^S I^ O E M S; 

finds fault with feveral diibes of ApiciuSy and is pkafedf 
to fay they are naufeous $ but our Editor defends that 
great perfon, by (hewing the difference of oar cu(loin»| 
how Plutarch fays, ** the Ancients ufed ne Pepper^** 
whereas all or at lead five or fix hundred of Apicius't 
Delicates were feafoned with it. For we may as well 
admire that fome Wed Indians fliould abilain froa 
Salty as that we ihould be able to bear the bittemefs cf 
Hops in our common drink : and therefore we (hould 
not be averfe to Rue, Cummin^ Parfley-feed, Marih- 
mallows, or Nettles, with our common Meat ; or to 
have Pepper, Honey, Salt, Vinegar, Raifins, Muftard 
and Oil, Rue, MaAick, and Cardamums, ftrown pre- 
mifcuouHy over our Dinner when it comes to table. 
"My Friend tells me of fome (hort obfervations he made 
out of tlie Annotations, which he owes to his memory ; 
and theixfore begs pardon if in fome things he may 
miftake, bccauf*: it is not wilfully, as thatPapirius Petrus 
was the great patron of Cullard : that the " Tetrapbar^ 
** maco/f, adifh much admired by the Emperors Adrian 
«* and Alexander Scverus, was made of Pheafant, Pea- 
*< cock, a wild Sow's Hock and Udder» with a Bread 
** Pudding over it j and that the name and rcafon of 
** fo odd a difh are to be fought fo» amongd the 
*« Phyficians." 

The Work is divided into Ten Books ; of which the 
Firft treats of Soups and Pickles, and amongft other 
tilings fliews that Sauce-pans were tinned before the 
time of Pliny ; that Gordian ufed a glafs of Bitter iaa 
MorniBg ( that the Ancicisis fUlded their Wine ; aqd 


O^ COOKERY. 33t 

tl»at burnt Claret, as now pr^f^ifed, with Epkc and 
Su^ar, h pernicious i that ihc Adulteration of Wine 
w%i ai ancit^Dt as Catoi that Bra^wnvrzs a Roman "DiiUp 
Wfjich Apkius commends as 'wonderful i its Sauce then 
iffm Moflard and Honey, hefore the finefpcnt uft; o£ 
Sugar ; nor were So weed Hogs -feet. Cheeks, antl Ears, 
link now a to thofe ages* Ic is very probable, they were 
HOC fo ruperAltlou^ as to have fo great a delicate only 
at Chriftmas. It were worth a Diflcrtcition betweca 
I wo karned jierfotts, fo It were managed with temper 
and candour, to know whcihcr [he Britons taught h to 
tlje Romans, or whether Caifar introduced it into 
Biitma : and it is ilrange he ihould take no notice of 
it J whereas he has recorded that they did not eat Hajre's 
ftcflii that the Ancients uftd to marinaU their Fifli, by 
frying them id Oil, and, the moment rhey were takett 
out, pouring boilJDg Vinegar upon tlvem^ The Learned 
Ail not at or observes, that the heft way of keeping the Li- 
(j^uor in Oyfters is, by laying the deep ihell downwards j 
and by this means Apidus conveyed Oyittirs to Tiberius 
when in Parthia; a noble invemion, fince made ufe 
of at CoicUefler with moll: admirable fuccefs I Whac 
edatcs might Brawn or Lockec have got in thofc days, 
when Apicius, only for boiling Sprouts after a new 
fafluoD, defcn'edly came into the good graces of Drufus, 
who then commanded the Roman armies ! 

The Firft Book having treated of Sauces or (landing 

Pickles for Rclifli, which are ufed in moft of the fuc- 

ceeding Receipts j the Second has a giorious fubje6t, of 

Saufagcs, botii witli ikins and without, which contains 

Q^ 4 matters 

. ■ i r. : N c- '- ? r I ?■: ?. 

ir;^*^-::: -n :ui. ."ai :>ie r' T'nc Ar- 
t:;r,-« :iu: wsrt <:ci:ciU L- "..t.i Estir^ rr^firtj :hesr 
« V- MuJhrccT.-^ »;:« i- A«i:i<r, or ar Is alt a bilrcr 
X-!f: ; a!-c:c -a .--r.r>::i:<:-r (hews c!*rar.:iv, a^ainft 
Ki.- ;-y ->.-•:, -..i: :>; w-.c'.'j Krifc, trd ret or.'v ihc 
i'lic-'.*;, V.:: -.: A:;. *:: or M'vcr, Ir^: iht rcfiiEiefs of 
?- f r ..-*;;. -'l-.r's :: ; rr: rrrv* ;r.fcc:lcu=. This is a 
;. :. .':!. 1 ...:.* wc iZiiv in liiii* srrlvc ro; for the 
I's '!*o . , ■ . . - ,':. :.i ■: \ •- :v forward : a ir.vcc.icns, j et 
i •. f,^>-OLe 1/ r.u r..'.::ur.« in irri::a::G.- or improre- 

1 . • T ; . ■ I i : ft ■ .'. J; i of f j c n E<: i :.' c s a 5 src produced 
jr. C;*: .:.:. *i l.c kr-mar.. vifctJ *V.7;-/, tr make ihtir 
ik^'i^ .r--l-: ' : tist Ar.rsotatcr fiicw- cur Sait-pctrc 
}.\ ■ :t:':;.L :o t.iiTtr iicm ihc ar.ritr.t Nitre. Apicius; a w=.- <i' ti-.tni f.rfi wiih Oil acii Salr, a-.-.d 
f'l ■■..'»; l:rv, :''.m; \- hicli Fiir.y cnrr.rr.crfis. But the 
y:':xi.'. K^.tv: rs, Tv) ir: :!te Wartr ix^il will; throw 
i.i Si..: a:.'i a \.'.i d U-rrcr; ^rn] To net c hpro-jts but 
Sjji'ji/L' \-.:;! i't i;rw.r. Tlii-rt i^ a molt cxrraorciinary 
t,\}ici.ur.n (;t ihw L.itorb, to w'.rich I cannot but 
a^itj J ti'5: ir i> a v.:" .::.r en or, that Walnut-trees, 
Jil'.c Ru.i: •:! Wi.cs, t-:::vc \\x better tor being btarcn; 
ar.J 'lin: lon;^ 'jHi!w> .:::».! f:on<:s arc ufeci by boys and 
< ilicrs u> \yi iht t: ui: clown, the V/a'r.ur-trcc being f« 
very liiir,l» i5ii.'v couM re:\v:rc reach ir, rather out 
of kimlii'J> to tiicn-itlvcb, than any regard to the Tree 
th:i! bi::irs ir. As Ut Afparaj;us, there is an excellent 
itinaik, that, ;«ccorv:i:\i; to Pliny, ihcy were the great 
care gf the ajAiciit (JaiUvncis^ acU i2;a: a: Ravenna 




weighed a Pound j but Lhn in England it was 
ihoii^ht a raritjr when a Hundred of tlvcm weighetl 
tiitrty: riiat CucumlKfs ttc apt to rife in the StnmKh^ 
onkls paired, or bciiltd ivith Oil, Vinegar^ and Honey f 
t4i« the E^T'vpiiifls would drink hard wiihout Any diP 
mtl>ance, becaufc it wa^ 3 ruk* for them to have alwayf 
lloilcd Cabbage for their firfl: dylh at Supper? that the 
htd way to roafV Onions i^ in CoIcwDtt Leaves, for fear 
of burning tlicm ; that Beets arc good for Smiths, 
bectuft they, working at the fire, are generally cof^iver 
that Pctionius has recorded a liitlc old Woman, who 
fold the Agre/t^ Olm of the Ancients j which honour I 
ftjcc to he as much ;iuc to tlioft who in oar day i cry 
|ffcttlc-top?. Elder* by ds, and Cliver, lu fpring-time 
irery whoUfome, 

The Fourth Book contains the univerfal Art of 
C«>kery, A^ Matthfeus Sylvatkus com po fed the 
Pflndcfts of FhjKic, and Juftinsan thofc of Law; fo 
j^piciuf has done the Panjle6ts of iiis Art, in this Book 
Irhich bears thtjt infcription* The Firft Chapter con* 
tains the admirable Receipt of a Salacacaby of Apicius, 
Bruife in a Mortar Pariley-feed, dried Pcncryal, dried 
Mint, Ginger, green Coriander, Raifins ftoned, Honey, 
Vinegar, Oil, and Wincj put them into a Cacabulum; 
three Crufts of Pycentinc Bread, the Flefli of a Pullet, 
Goat Stones, Vcftine Cheefc, Pine Kernels, Cucum- 
bers, dried Onions minced fmall ; pour a Soup over it, 
^arnifh it with Snow, and fend it up in the Cacabulum, 
This Cacabulum being an unufual velTel, my Friend 
went to his Di6lionary, where, finding an odd inter- 


siA X I y G i ? o K i: t 

pDerarJAn ot :r. lie wofS faiuv irrruanrri. nnam. tbe wtuBfe- 
ikdUiets of die comooiicaii, aid die. ^nodicalBBift oi 
5liHiv fnr its> gaminire, due die jjiupn e d vcdel tor a 
fliy^ciaft » pnslcrihe, :o iead oa able oovn disc oc- 
catioii, mifl^c he a BeiUpaa. Tliexe as fame aAoixable 
Keiturk« ia die Aanoraciocs 3i die Second CSupier, 
e/^ncerning :he IMalog*ae cf A:eiuus Sal^iimsy wfao io- 
troduces a ccmbac '.:c:\¥eai Ma^LrocHiiSy Ckmti^ or 
t$€€«^*i^ Ojfxen, aac! Reuwingi ; a Work diac oi^bt 
to be publiiheri : for die t'<kaie Annnraror ob fim q, 
that thi^ liland is noc detrimte of Redwings, choagb 
coming ?o u$ only ia the lurdcll: weather, and tbcicfiKC 
Ickloim brought fat co our ral>Ies ; diat me Chmti oome 
to U4 tn April and breed, aiKl abouc Ancuma letam to 
Africlc ) that experience ihews us they may be kept in 
ta|;e(, fed with Beef or Wether Mutton, Figs, Grapes, 
ind minced Filberdt, being dainties not unworthy 
tlie eare of fuch as would preierre our Britifh diihes s 
the f]rfl delighting in Hodge-podge, Gallinuuifreys, 
Forced Meat), JufToh, and Salmagundies ; the latter 
in Spcar-rib<(> Surloins, Cliines and Barons ; and 
thence (mr tcrm<} of Art, both as to Drefllng and 
Carvint^t Inicoinc very different} for they, lying upon 
II fott of Couchf could not have carved tho(e difhet 
vhich our AnccHors when they fat upon Forms ufcd 
tit till. Hut» fince ilie ufe of Culhions and Elbow* 
rhnnf)! aiul tlic Editions of good Books and Authors, 
\\ nifiy be hoped in time we may come up to them. 
For liuk'cd hithcrio wc have been fomething to blame; 
cad 1 believe few of us have fecn a dilh of Capon- 



flanei it tabic {Lamb-f^ohcs is acknowledged by tJie 
kimed Artnotator tliic we have) : for the irr of nuk- 
ing Capons hai l^ng been buried la oblivtoa. VurOr 
ti$& fftat Ronun Antiquary r teUf us how to do k b^ 
burc^mg of their fpur^ ; u hidt, occaftcmiDg chtir fled- 
J2ty» makes tbnzi Capunf in cfftCkt thougb thofe piis» 
Uicfcby UrCfime more large and tender* 

The Fifth Book i» of Pcafe-porridge ; tjnder whicl> 
ire included, Frumctafy, Watcrgiuc!, Milk-pomdgt, 
Eicc^mtlk, FJumafyi Stir-aJ*D\jt, a*id the like. The 
Litin or rather Greek nsmt t-> AuJ^rmi bur my Fiitnd 
Wit ple^ftd to entitk it Fs/ilagritgit « Name ufcd by 
Kattejiii, an cTfyinenc Phy(jcian. There ire iomc very 
femirkibk things m h i a^, The: Empcior Jutiitius 
bid (eldom «ny thing but Spoon -lo cat at Supper : thac 
the Herb Fenugreek, with Pickles, Oil, and Wini, 
wit i Rom art Damry i upcm whkh the Anrioiator ob- 
serves, that it is tjot afcd Ln our Kitchem, for a certam 
UDgrateful bittemtfs that jt has ; and that jt U plimiy 
a Phyfical Diet, ihat will give a ilo<^I ; and thac^ mixed 
with OatSt it is the bed Purge for Hurfes : an excellent 
tavcDtion for frugality, that nothing nught be loft? for 
what the Lord did not cat, he might fend to his Stable ! 

The Sixth Book treats of Wild-fowl ; how to drcfs 
Oftridges (the biggcrt, gro'.rcft, and moft difficult of 
digeflioo, of any Bird), Phocnicoptrices, Parrots, &c. 

The Seventh Book treats of things fumptuous and 
coftljy and therefore chiefly concerning Hog-meat i in 
which the Romans came to that cxccfi, that the Lav/s 
ioibadtheui'agcof lio;^:>-haiilct^ Swccc breads, Cl)eeks>, 

c .- 

... v..-.^^ 

c -„' .: ■ : . tv.- ■ ■ :.:: :*'■.- Z iz-. 21(l !.-:?\v 

P-r:..-- i;- -:■:-- .- ■ ■ : r-^- ::i;i v:h:ch, 
P.i.:_ .■^:--■:: "..: ii i' LZ ....;::-5 Crca- 

« :^i:>:: ..: :^ . cs: :!:= :<i: i^^ji.: 3;:: c: 3-^ ?aJ- 
" t::.y :- '. . 1**: ::r.^ 

I'.r- r.!i, ■... ];. '■. :::!:- ::."_.'. I": r::;? 2? _'r.vr- 
f'^'sied ;;-:! 1 sr/'..' : : ... : : .:: ^*.- J :u-. ^I.:ch 
\\\': : \''.'. V. . .-..::._. •.^.-. i- Tl.e T^^, 

c:;;:Tld ".r!. JO.. :.^.r : . I'^/r^-. ".V;-;. Hc'::ey, 

*• Ycr'rCii.'e ar.I V,'£-'-..t.o:':..-.J, t/.-: w:".! I-: r.oi.cdy 
•' Iifln'Iic ;" rut, i: tl.^v are c2Uj;r.:. :hev are :o 
liC fcM up Willi an " c:'.e=\nr Siuco, rrj.ciii'^ru sftcr a 
** pliviicil inar.ncr, in form of an El-frjzrv, n:a.1c of 
«• I'cppcr, P.uc, PaHley-reKl, Junir-r, Tl.yms chietl, 
" Mint, I*, Honey, Sec." with which .".r.v Apo- 
lliLCiiry in tii'.it tountry can furaifh }-cu, 4. fic/i ^^^'^^ 



^ET OF COOKEIiy, t|^ 

*OniM S^^eci and commended by C^l/u^i 1 it much 

■p pro red by Hippocrate&r bccaufe the C iice 

(kftcw Iiow^ to mah OjfrtTj and Pe^wtt^thg t m 

Tcrj few FatDilk$ t for Phyficiaos Jnavc h ly pc* 

euliar IP their Diet tti all ages ; othcrwifc wouM 

fcarcc have founii-ouc that y^jung Fiixcs w la feafo^ 
ill A^ttimn. 5# The StifH^'g Pig boili in Paper- 
6. The //^r^, tlic chief of the Roman ., tusi iw 
Blood being the fwettcft of a ay j: |, «» natural 

fear coDtiibuiiiig to that c^tcelknce. jcrh. iha Em-i 

pcroTS aad Nobility had Pftjrka to in i yet 

io the timt of Didiaftua Jylianus- - .»d ftnt 

him one, or a Pig, he woulci sum ,^ *<itl him three 
<Jayi ; whtreas Alexatider Stvcru* ha^ oiw every racaJ# 
whjek muH have bee a great txpt^ce, and ii very re-p 
ciAfbible. But the m ft ext|iiiiite Animal wat rcfcrved 
fof the lafl Chapter f and that was the D&rmmfi^ ^ 
harmkfi eteaturc, whofe inrvf?e<ccc nwi^ht at leaft have 
ilcfendcd \i \iO\l\ from Cooks and Phyfid/ns. But 
Apciu^ found out an odd loit of hit ffir thofe poor 
creatures ; fome to be boned, and others to be put 
whole, with odd ingredients, into Hogs-guts^ and fo 
boiled for iaufages. In ancient times, people made it 
their bufmefs to fatten them : Ariftotle rightly obfcrvcs, 
that deep fattened them ; and Martial from thence too 
poetically tells us that deep was thtir only nouriihnr.ent. 
But the Annotator has cleared that point ; he, good 
niaa, has tenderly obferved one of them for many years, 
and finds that it does not deep all the Winter, as falftly 
reported, but wakes at meals, and after its repaft then 

. .<? .....: ..f» .a 4 uil ;u !lc.ri». T'sis rVraouTc, ac- 
•.jiMiiig^ .11 .IK Autihii* iita iiut ui:nk in rhree vcaif 
:Mui , !iuc wikcincr oc^wi Durinice oo i'lN I cuuwc cell, 
l«.L«a.c IkiiuiouidlKiirtus's Tivac/c •* at Fattening 
"* UoLiiiiCc ' > uii. rtiuugh verv colli .r, cliey became 
Ji ..imiiiu»u iilh u .;rcdc emertaininenn. Pccronius de-' 
ii^cib -.1% Oil Kiu R^CLipc 7or urciting rnem, and ferving 
chcin Mp wita Pcippic^ anil Honcv : which mult be a 
'.ci; :t»por:ti.ious •lainc), and 4b ^ootl a^ 0\vl-pve :o 
lucii .1% \v.iiiE A nap attcr dinncL'. Tlit: fondnefs cf :!.e 
Ri uijnr> cuiiic :o ')l lo cxcciin'c :o\^:u'cis ilicip, tlat. as 
Hl-.n- lai-, " ilic Cenloiiaii Laws, ami Marcus Sc^^-J^ 
"• :n ii.N Coi'.iuiihip, 'ioc tiicm pn-iii-lted rrom rurs':; 
" -•n:-.r«.!;an:'.u»»."' Sue Nero, Cuari.oi'u-, aru Kil;.^ 
^alulu-;. would not licn." :;'«c 'iiL»c::v, aavi ir.^ac r:r- 
.. ». I : \ , . ^ i" c heir lu :>j cccs in lb real'onai L- an er. 'c ;. n: - .- - : 
a*id :htfi=fofc wc r.nJ Jicm lor.^ a:>cr hroupht :o 
:n :iic ri'.r.cs or" Amx.ianus MarccDirii'S ^^i-S re!"; ^> 
l.-vc.v:,c, :ha: "/.'jus were hrou^'i: lo :s. 's ::i " - 
" ai->. to '.Viit'-i iuricui Fifhc- , I>iul'., a-.- Pc - ::, 
'.j» '."cc V. >e:"-cr tl.ey were a: ihc i:.i:)ii;»rd c: ti:.-. :':i 
j.rj p<:ri:c':lj.-:, ar.d ibnic:iinc!>, I J :;'jo:--, :■-■ -• » ' . 
vcS:; -."«:.; ".i^:- :.^ ina^r.if.cctjct. 'J '. •- Ar.- c:iv . :: • .i 
b-.-V v*f :'. - wV^-ir'ijr. ro fctw •• c: : » .v crta: -j.i .,:j'.:i 
•' v^^:u , x- a: ::< Ci'.-ics cf cjt Nc ■.:"::;.■," c:"7r-.-i".. .- 
t .XV : :..* . : ' r i:- r c u r o: a t! i :•. -^ c W i 1«J - :'<. w I : " Fc r, 
•• .: :..^S;r '.a '».i <:"jyi hO !>.. .i- 1 «^-ijii Vclcw r.c*. ^ 
"*^'.-'s:^>, ;..ev wvu'-i re vtr- it-', zzk.. '.ziZmi :^";- 
*■ . ^'^l ; ; .i ; .-. * N* jr. »\- ■■ r -v. i : ". - . :i .= v '.v^ » ■ _ . -r 


^ perfe£^ion." Wc fee upon how nice and tXM€t a ba- 
lance the happinefs of Eating depends ! 

I could fcarce forbear fmiling, not to fay worfe, ac 
fiich exa^efs and fuch dainties ; and told my Friend, 
diat thofe fcales would be of extraordinary ufe at Dun- 
fbbk I and that, if the Annotator had not prefcribed 
hb Dormoufe, I ihould upon the firft occaflon be 
glad to vifxt it, if I knew its vi(iting-days and houn, 
fo as not to difturb it. 

My Friend faid, there remained but Two Books 
more, one of Sea and the other of River Fifh, in the 
account of which he would not be long, feeing his 
memory began to fail liim almoil as much as my pati- 

" Tis true, in a long work, ibft (lumbers creepy 
*' And gently fink the Artift into fleep*;" 
efpecially when treating of Dormice. 

The Ninth Book is concerning Sea Fifh, where, 
amongft other learned Annotations, is recorded that fa- 
mous Voyage of Apicius, who, having fpent many 
millions, and l)eing retired into Campania, heard thac 
there were Lobilers of a vad and unufual bignefs ia 
Africa, and thereupon impatiently got on ihipboard the 
fame day; and, having fuffered much at fca, came at 
lad to the coad. But the fame of fo great a man's 
coming had landed before him, and all the Fiihermen 
failed out to meet him, and prefented him with their 
faireft Lobflers. He afked, if they had no larger* 

* Art of Cookcrv, vcr. 449* 


• ^:iiir^ iTiortt 

■■ • -:."., j\, f.» dif- 

.. ...-.v. -..w :!ȣ MalitT rt- 

■ •- -1 -v', :: :ci:;r.s, 

:.. . ...: -.'.v-.w :....:: ■.; ii.ul i ».tV.:c ". 


leatt which, put into a frame, fo refcmbkd a Her- 
kg, ihnt It Wi% extromely ratkfoBory both to this 
Prmct's eyes and gufitr* My Friend told mc, that, to 
the honour of the City of London, he lud feen a thing 
of this nature there ; that is, a Herring, or rather ^ 
S^mogundy, with the head ajid tail £o neatly laid, diac 
k furpcized lum. He favs^ Jnany of thc^mfj may be 
found ^t die Sugar Loaf in Bell Yard, a£ giving an 
(ULcellent relifli to Burtoij Akj 4nd Dot cofting above 
£$^peii«;e,^aji iiiconfi doable price for fo imperial « 
iliinty I 

The Tenth Book^ as my Friend tells mcr is concem- 
iflg Fij^ Shucks f whkh con fi ft of variety of ingredie-its, 
■laongil: which h generally a kind of li'mmtuty. But 
k is not to h^ forgotten hy any perfijn who would boil 
Tiih cxa£tl^, that tl\ey threvr them alive into the Water, 
irlwch at prefent js fa id to be a Dutch Ktceipt, but was 
ierivcd from the Rontans. Ii i^em^j Se;ne(;a the Philo' 
fcplier (a m^n from whofe nnntofe umpcr licde .-p^ocji 
in the Art of Cookery could he expc6cd)t in his Thirii 
Eook of Natural Qiu:r[ion3, correcting the lujfury cf 
the times, fays, t!wr Romans were came to that dsijid- 
wdtf that iiiey would not e*it a Fifii unlcfs iipon th* 
fame day it WW taken, ** that it nnght tafte cif the Sea,'' 
t% they C3£prc€ed it j and thi^rcfore h:',d them broit;^ht 
by perfont who rode pofr, and m.vie a great outcry, 
whereupon aU etlier people were obH^tid tu give iIicsti 
riic road* It was *n uiual expiellion for a Roman ro 
iiy, " In other matters I may confide in yod; but in 
**4 tiling of this w^-igbt^ it i* i\o; 4(nvi:ilent widi my 
R *^ g' avicy 


" gravity and prudence. I will truft nothing but my 
** own eyes. Bring the Fi(h hither, let me fee him 
** breathe his laft." And, wlien the poor Fifti was 
brought to table fwimming and gafping, would cry out, 
" Nothing is more beautiful than a dying Mullet I" 
My Friend fays, the Annotator looks upon thcfe " as 
*• jefts made by the Stoicks, and fpoken abfurdly and 
"beyond nature;" though the Annotator at the fame 
time tells us, that it was a law at Athens, that the 
Fifliermen fhould not wafli their Fifh, but bring them 
as they came out of the fea. Happy were the Athe- 
nians in good Laws, and the Romans in great Exam- 
ples ! But I believe our Britons need wifh their Friends 
no longer life, than till they fee' London ferved with 
live Herrings and gafping Mackarel. It is true, we 
are not quite fo barbarous but that we throw our Crabs 
alive into fcalding water, and tic our Lobfters to the 
fpit to hear them fqucak wlien they are roafted ; our 
Eels ufe the fame periftaltic motion upon the gridiron, 
when their Ikin is off and their guts are out, as they 
did before; and our Gudgeons, taking opportunity of 
jumping after they arc flowered, give occaiion to the 
admirable remark of fome pcrfons* folly, when, to avoid 
the danger of the frying-pan, they leap into the fire. 
My Friend faid, that ihe mention of Eels put him in 
mind of the concludinuf remark of the Annotator, 
« That they who amony;ll the Sybarites would fifh for 
"Eels, or fell them, (liould l^ free from all taxes.'* 
I was glad to hear of the word conclude ; and told him 
nothing could be more acceptable to me than the men- 
5 t^A 


*liQfS of t|*e Svb^^ritcE, of whom I fliortly intend a 
Hiliory, fiiewiog how they dcfcrvedly baniflicd Cocks 
for wakirjg diem in a morniDg, aj^d Smiths for being 
tifpfulf how one cried our becaufe one of the Rofc- 
lawt He 1j7 on was rumpled ; how th^y t»ight thew 
^offcs to daoce j And fo their eDcmie?, coming againft 
em wirb grdt^xrs and harpjitb$rds^ fet chem fo upon 
eir Rauftd Q'i jr.d Mijtueiij that the fonn of their 
»it!c w^% broken, and tUrpc hundred choufand of thcra 
fcin, a^ Gould man, Littlcron, and fevcrai other good 
Autbon:^ affirnu 1 told my Fritnd, I had much over- 
^jtd my hour; liut jf, at any time, he woald find 
Dick HurndberL^us, Cafpat Barthiu^, and another 
Friend, with himieif, 'I wt^mld in rite him to dinner of 
« f^w but cljoice Difhes to cover tlic Table at once, 
'ftfhidi, except tiicy would think of any thing better, 
ibould be a Salacocaby, a Difii of Fenugreek, a Wild- 
Slice p's head and appuneriante with a ftjitable Elec- 
"tiury, a ra^&Mt of Capon '^ Siijnes, and fome Dormoufe 
\ Saufaps. 

If, as Frlcndi do with one another at a Vcnifon-pafly, 
Kjwii (houht fend for a platc^ you know you may com- 
'^ind it; fiir wbac U mine is yours, a^ being entirely 
y«ur, &:c. 








Ilie vitmou* dlfpofiibn of' our Author is no vihcro 
more remark il>]^ £!iilioguiihed than in this piece ^ 
wherem both the fubjeft and the example fo naturally 
le;q^l ]rrc) fome hh chttfit images, fomc loofer love 
which flamls in need of a rtmcdy. 

BiOG. Brit, 

t H7 I 

t 6 THE 


EMcil Son of bis Excellency the E^rl oi: Pembroke 
miul MoNTGOMfiEiv; Baron Her£:irt ofCaer- 
dliF, Rosa of Krndal, Pa»r, Fitz-Huch 
M^iitwroer, St* Qx/intiNi ami FIerbert of 
Shutland ; Knight uf ch€ Garter, &c. &c. 


^l^U E fallowing lines arc tti itEcn on a fubjc£l that 
^ wtU nilunJl^ ht protefltj by viv: goodDcfs and 
temper tjf your Lord&fp : for, as the advantages of 
Tfovr rn^nd and perfon muft kindle dw Barnes of Love 
in ''■ : '.^cf^ brcaft ; fo you arc of ati ^-^c moft fuf- 
ceptible of ihcm in your own. Ycu have acquired ail 
thofe accompli (hments at home, wliich oiliers arc forced 
to fcek abroad ; and have given the world ai^u ranee, by 
luch ix-ginnings, that you will foon be ([ualiiitci to f.ll 
the higujft Offices of the Crown witb the iamc uiiiver- 
fal applaufc that has cor.kanrly attended vour illutlrious 
Father in the dil'charge of tr»em. For tl.e ^.i^jd of your 
Pofrerity, may you ever ik- happy iii il.c clioic of wijac 
vou love ! And thcugli thcfc rules v, ill L'« c-f Tinall ufe 

^ Kenry lord Herbert fucceedcd to his father' i* tides 
ia i7ii, and died in 174;. N. 

R 4 to 

y r z r» I C A T I O V. 

SI -rtL. luc cii incK much Kirrr; ;cr *rr zee 'tc^ 
irx'vt zhau : - ornarging ibem :o 70*^1 lenioc* I any 
:.. !"i :•* iryi:>^T cf sllias :bc woriu, :sat I *= cclizcd 

Ycur Lcrcfhip's 



r »« T 

E F A C E. 

^T is endeavoured, in the. following Poems, to give 
the Rctders ot both f^xes fame ideas of tl^ Art of 
Love I fuch A Love ik^ h bnocctit and vii ruDiLSi aod 
whofe dc fires reiminare in prcfent happincG sad thai; 
of pofterity. It would be in vain to tliink of doiogk 
^rithouc help fiom the Ancients , amongil whom none 
hai touched that palTion more tenderly and juftly than 
Ovid. He knew that he bore ilie niaftcrihtp in thur 
Art J and there foj^, ia the Fourth Book Dc Triftibus, 
when he would give fomc account of himfelf to future 
»gcs, he calls hinifelf " Teneronim Lufor Amcrum,'* 
as if he gloried principally in tlie^dtfcrip^ons he had 
made of that paihon. 

The prcfent imiiation of him is at lead fuch a one 
a» Mr. lirydcn mentions, •* to be an endeavour of a 
** later Poet to write like one who has written before 
*• him on the fame fubjeft; that is, not to tranflatc his-- 
"words, or be confined to his fenfe, but only to fct 
"him as a pattern, and to- write as^ he fuppofcs that : 
** Autlior would have done, had he lived in our age 
** and in our country. But he dares not fay that Sir 
** John Dcnham *, or Mr. Cowley, have carried this ■ 

♦ Mr. Drydcn alludes to «* Tlie DeftrufUon of 
** Txoy, &c." N. 

3 •* Libertine 


** Libertine way, as tlic latter calls it, fo far as this 
" definition reaches.** But, alas ! the prefent Imitator 
has come up to it, if not perhaps exceeded it. Sir John 
Denham had Virgil, and Mr. Cowley had Pindar, to 
deal with, who both wrote upon lafting foundations : 
but, the prcfcnt fuhjeft l)eing Love, it would be un- 
reafonable to think of too great a confinement to be laid 
on it. And though the paffion and grounds of it will 
continue the fame through all ages ; yet there will be 
iiiany little modes, fafhions, and graces, ways of com- 
plaifance and addrefs, entertainments and diverfions, 
which time wiU vary. Since the world will expc6l 
new things, and perfons will write, and the Ancients 
have fo great a fund of Learning; whom can the 
Moderns take better to copy than fuch originals * It is 
mod likely they may not come up to them; but it is a 
thoufand ta one but their imitation is better than any 
clumfy invention of their own. Whoever undertakes 
this way of writing, has as much rcafon to undcrftand 
the true fcopc, genius, and force of the exprcfiions of 
his Author, as a literal Tranflator : and, after all, he 
lies under this misfortune, that the faults are all his 
own ; and, if there is any thing that may feem pardon- 
able, the Latin * at the bottom fhcws to whom he is 
engaged for it. An Liiitdtor and his Author iland 

* In the firfl editions of the " Art of Cookery," 
and of the ** Art of Love," Dr. King printed the ori- 
ginal under the refpcdtive pages of his tianflationij. N, 


AKT OF LOVli. isr 

rtmcb upon the dtnt t^rms :is Ben does with his Father 
I lb the Comedy •? 

*• Wliat ihof he be mj Father, I an't bound Prentice 
** tQ 'en/ 

I Iffierc were many reafon^ why the Imitator tnmfpofed 
fjicircral Verfe* of Ovid, and has divitkd the whole into 
^Touncen Parrs, rather than kfsep h in Three Books. 
Thde mav be too tedious to lie rcdctd ; but, among 
ttic Tt^, fotne wctc, thac matters of the f^me fabjcft 
oiiglit lie more compacl ; time too l«rge a heip of pre- 
Gtpa together might appear too bunhcnfotne; and 
titmlbl^ (if fmall marrcr^ may allude to greater) as 
VirgU in his ** Georgicks,*' fo here moft ©f the parts 
tod with fotne remaikable Fable, wluch canics with it 
ibrac Moral : yet, if any perfans pfeaie to take the Six 
firtl Farts as the Firfl Bock, and divide the Eight laft, 
they may make Three Boc>ks of them again. There 
ItATC by chance fetue twenty lines crept irto the Pocin 
imt of the *' Remeciv of Love," whidt (as inanimate 
thmgs arc genera Uy the mafl vva^-ward and provoking) 
fincc they would ftay, h^vs been tufTcrcti to ftarAl there. 
B-ut as for the L^vc hi; re mcrtioncJ, h being: all pn:- 
fient^ honoaraWr, an<? v;r:iiru«, tbt!rc is rtc nccJ cf 
any remedy to be prckri!;c;l for ir, but :he i'pecJv ob- 
taining of wha: i: (ichics. Shoulu tlic Ir.iiratcr'v Ttylc 
fccm nrt to be lutr.:icr.:I;' rcfiraincil, fnoula he no: 
uave atTcrtlcd i^ains for review or corre«f:ion, L: i: be 

* Cor^ircvt's Love for Love. N. 

»c> rP.EFACE TO T^ ART 05 LCVE. 

coirfidrrcdy ^Har ptxisapt ev en ia dut be «T>« i r ^i to ina^ 
tas his Author, aad vcsid rot p e xui e tiiea; ]e£* as^ 
iiome of Ovid*s Wcdis woe, fo tbde might be com- 
ibttttH go tbe 2anies. Bur he kxres the fbr the Reader 
t& doi if he pkafesy whea be Las liKigti: dcm. 


t »53 3 



TTTTHOEVER knows^ot ^^at it is to love, 

^ ^ Let him but read thcfc verfes, and improve. 

Swift (Kips arc rul*d by art, anti oars, and falls : 

Skill guides our chariots ; Wit o'er Love prevails. 

•Automcdon with reins let loofe could fly j x 

Tiphys with Argo's (hip cut waves and iky. 

In Love-alfairs I 'm charioteer of Truth, 

And fureft pilot to incautious youth. 

Love 's hot, unruly, eager to eiijoy ; 

18ut then confider he is but a boy. fO 

Chiron with pleafing harp Achilles taixi'd, 

And his rough manners wirh foft mufick fram'd : 

Though he 'd in council florin^ in battle rage. 

He lK)rc a fccret reverence for age. 

•Chiron's command with ftrrft obedience ties 15 

The fmcwy arm by which brave Hector dies : 

That was bis tafk, but fiercer Love is mine : 

They both are boys, and fprung from race divine. 

The (liff-neck'd bull does to the yoke fubmit, 

And the moAiiery courier cliamps the bit. fO 


154 K I N G*S POEMS. 

So Love fliall yield. I own, I 've been his (lave; 
But conquered where my enemy was brave : 
And now he darts his flames \inthout t wound. 
And all his whiflling arrows die in found. 
Nor will I raife my fame by hidden art| 25 

In what I teachy found reafon fhall have part s 
For Nature's paflion cannot be deftroy'd, 
But moveb in Virtue's path when well eroploy'd. 
Yet ftili 'twill be convenient to remove 
The tyranny and .plagues of vulgar love. jo 

. May infant Chaftity, grave matron's pride, 
A parent's wi(h, and blufhes of a bride, 
. Proteft this Work 5 fo guard it, that no rhyme 
.In fy liable or thought may vent a crime ! 
The Seklicr, that Love's armour would defy, 55 

Will find his greateft courage is to fly ; 
•When Beauty's amorous glances parley beat. 
The only conqucft then is to retreat : 
But, if the trcaclierous Fair pretend to yield, 
■ 'Tis prcfcnt death unlefs you quit the field. 40 

Whilll youth and v-anity would make you range. 
Think oa fome beauty may prevent your change t 
But fuch by falling Ikies are never caught j 
No happinefs is found but what is fought. 
The hunifman learns wl\ere does trip o'er the lawn, 45 
And where the .foaming boar fecures his brawn. 
The fowler's low-bell robs the lark of flcep; 
And they who hope for fifli muft fearch the deep : 
And he, that fuel leeks for chafle defire, 
Muft fcaich where Vinucmay that flarnc infpirc. qo 


ART OF LOVE. ^55^ 

iTo Gascjgs |)3rts there h so irttd co roam; 
rh« We fling may be met with nearer liome. 
ptom Intlia fome, others from Jieiglibouring France^ 
^^ring tawp-ny Ikins, and puppets ihat can dance. 

The Seat of Brittfh Empire docs contain jc 

P&autles thai: o*er the contjUcr'd globe will reign, ' 

IjAe fruitful fields with plenty bltfs the fight^ 

^nJ a$ tlie milkv way adorns the right 1 
f So ttat does wirh thofc grace ful nymphs abound^ 
' 'Wbofc dove-like foftnefs is with rofcs crown M. Co 

I There tendered blooms itivittng foftncfs f pre ad, 
IW^hilfl by their fmallcfl twine the captive \ Ud. 
There youth ndvanc'^ in tnajc% docs fiimcj 
Fit to be tnothtr to z race divine- 
teo age in macrons, no decay appears j %^ 

I By prudence only thcjc you ^ucts at years* 

Sometimes you *\i fee tbefe Beauties fi^ek the ihade 
lofty trees in royal grirdens matle; 
lOr at St, James's, where a noble cisrt 
Maktfs all tUL-gs pleafin^ like hiinfclf appear; 70 

Or Kenfington, fvv^ect air ami bliifl retreat 
Of lifm, that owns a Sovereign* tliough caoft great "*. 

* Geortrc Prince of Denmark, confort to the Quceiip 
l^icatlv admired rlicfe fine ^atden^. — They were pur- 
th^^d by Kin^ William frum Lord Chancel Tor Pinch; 
were cnbrgcd by Qiictn Milryi :ind improved hy Qucca 
Anne, who was fo p leafed vvilh tlic pljce, iluit J he frc- 
*iucntiy fupped during the fummtr in che Green-licmfe. 
iSjlCcn Caroline extended the gardens to their prelent 
iizCf tluxc imies and a half in compaf^ N, 


7^' ':.-• ^•- '^'Ji'-^trtTrnXS -X 

V,«T -*>-*» »* -a>— =?;-".ri' '"•; tnay npy 

7 . . -v«— .r -—.--■..':-.. — a — -.v^er: ^rs, 

V/ . • ■ . nr '^* ' r< **": v7ic< cri^Tini^rxite? . -#'# e. 

Wri'n {(/»**f*r< inttrife on :>x.«.:2r ^rn^, 

f'r.r --I'^f n?^ 'K* m'i*^ ^r.rois .^-r t ir ice::, 

Till* frf* jrvr .T^hr :o /'ip-T 3-:a;r- Q^tcn ; qq 

Til*-:: .-. "It* 'Tir for rioo^e ;."' -:.. :c :r7 

.Tr,* rr I'lr of ifftiMT, rcs.r ■:, r..-r ji/.;:', :«?;d 

Of NvmpVi*. 3«'or'}, a-o G«.oflc'e3 cf liid, 

fv|iMl -hofr rx^.a'j'i*;-. -.vlo :h5: circle frame; je 

A fii!»jr/i fif fnr ncver-<iv:n? fame : 

Wliofr (/olrl, jviiirly <iMrrion(i&, ali around rhem thrown^ 

^r» Mill ran ^f'UI no luf^rc ro their own. 

Ilnr wlitn rlirir f lucf n flr/cs to the Senate go, 
Ari'l rhfy m4kc up r)i<: f;r;indcuT of the ihow ; too 

'I hrn firiinrd your iivarts, yc makers of our laws, 
To^ foar the jtidg'- lie forc'd to pkad his caufe i 



OF LOVE. 151 

!Z^ tbe rubmiiTiyc pxit ibouM fall to yo\i. 
And tfae^ who fupplianti help be fbfc'd to fut. 
Tbcn m«y their yielding hearts compailfon tak«j 405 
And grant your ^ihes^ for your cou^try'^ fake ; 
Eafe to their bea\*ti«i' wounds may goodnefs giTCj 
Aad, fincc you make all happy, Jet you livt:. 

Sometimes thele Beauties on New- market plain s^ 
^HuUflg their gets etc pads wich filken rems, ii« 

Eebold the condi^^ of tb^ generous fbeds, 
Spning fram true blcN>f?, an<f well-attefled breeds. 
There youth may jufUy with diiccmlog eye 
Through riding Amazonian habit ipy 7 

Thar which his fwift^fl courfer can nor Ry* ' »S J 

Jr IS 00 treacherous or bsfe piece of an, 
T'appriive the tide with which tire Fair takes ptrt : 
for cqtjal partitm c<].'ja] minds will {Irikc^ 
BiChcT in com me ad ai ion or diilike* 
Tof, ttben two fence r$ ready ^and to fight, 129 

And wc 're fpe3aiors of the bloody light, 
Our nimble pailion Love has foon cfcfign'd 
The man to whom we mud and will be kind. 
We think the other is not ht to win : 
This is our conqueror ere fight begin. 
If danger dares approach him, how we Hart ! 
Our frighted blood runs trembling to our heart : 
Me takes the wounds, but wc endure tlic fmart. 
And Nature by fuch inOanccs does prove, 
That we fear rood for that which moft we love. 130 
Therefore, if chance Ihould make her faddle Aide, 
Or any thing (hould flip, or be untied, 

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iiubUed to ilii. U;-lc i,i-:k ct r:V.«;::t.-v :".,:■ ;,-^ rifj: it 



Much Ihe would learn, and many quedions a& $ 169 

Th« anfveers are the Lover's pleafing talk. 

■" Is that the man who made the French to fly ? 

** What place is Blenheim? is the Danube nigh? 

'*f Where was *t that he with fword viftorious ftood, 

** And made their trembling fquadrons chufe the ^00^. > 

** What is the gold adorns tliis royal ftate ? 

** Is it net haniTicr'd all from Vigo's plate? 

** Don't it require a inofl prodigious care 

" To manage treafurca in the height of war? 

** Muft he not be of calmcft rrurli polled, 170 

" Prefjdes o'er councils of the Royal bread: ? 

«* Sea-fights are fuxely ilifmal fcenes of warl 

-** Pray, Sir, were ever you at Gibraltar ? 

** Has not the Emperor got fomc Envoy here ? 

** Won't Danilh, Swedifli, Pruffian Lords appear? 

<* Who reprefents the Line of Hanover ? 

** Don't The States General affift therti all ? 

" Should we not be in danger, if they fali ? 

^* If Savoy's Duke and Prince Eugene could meet 

** In this folemnity, 'twould be complete. ilo 

** Think you that Barcelona could have flood 

** W^ithout the hazard of our nobleft blood ! 

<* At Ramilics what enfigns did you get ? 

** Did many towns in Flanders then fubmit ? 

** Was it the Conqueror's bulinefs to dcftroy^ 185 

^< Or was he met by all of them with joy i 

*• Oh, could my wife but fame eternal give, 

'< Tlic laurel on thofe browi ihovld ever live 1*^ 

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A 4 (#444 l«M#* h^t«y Uum fnok'bsil ants; 

^1/ fWtfff/* 'U t«ni#U4 ami gyllaotiy 

AM Lft,wt\ihff u, tU Comedy^ 

I'^/f Ui i^* i«cif, nfid r*//c to itt^ !!• 

Mhi, flMiMK^f lUlft frmAlcf src to blw, 

V'l (till lUy liRV« fpnrii native ihamet 

3 They 


Tlicy i]\iit (iktM till lliry *it afkMj 

And tv*n tiiim inipuiEcoic iit in^JkM i 

VoT N ttti re wo u I <! lie m n^l cfl f U U| a 1 5 

And there '* rdufl.iftcy ii> will. 
S}iortjf)g und Pltiy^ bad Imriiilcfi been, 

And uTiglit by any one be fccHi 
Till RoniuKu bcp^nn rti fjjoil tbcmi 

Who ktpt a l'iili*«c, c^iird AftVLUMj iao 

Where BaAajdii, Pnup^, and Thicvce, attd P^ndars, 

WciC li (led all to lit' coinmnndcri. 

But then the raff aU were fo pooti 

Tlwy coM not change a Rogue fox Whore ; 

And nctghlKJurjnj; Jadt-'i refolv'd to tivrr» llj 

Ritbcr than with foeii ScruUs tbcy '*! mtrry. 

But, for CO cheat tivsnu and be ^viv*d, 

They knaviihty i farce contrived. 

No gilded pilUrs there were fccni 

Nor wai the doth tiicy tmd on green* a3# 

Ktj Gholts caiive fiom the cellar cryin|.% 

fiiK Atjgtii hijiii i]ic gsinct ilylnj^. 

The Houfc was made of (licks and buflic!;. 

And all the Floor.wab llrcw'd with rufhcb 1 

The Seats were raisM with turf and fodti, 135 

Whence HcioeH might l)c vicw'd, and God*:. 

Paris and Helen was the PUy, 

And how both of thciu ran away. 

Romulus bade lus vailcts go 

Invite the Sabincs to his Ihow. 24* 

Unto this Opera no rate is ; 

Tliey all were free to couic in grath : 

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l^O W learn thofc arts which teich you lo obtain 
I A H Thofc beauties which you f« divinely reign * 

Though they hy Nature are timnfcenden£ bright. 
Anil would be ft;cn tv'n through the gloom of nielit j 
yet they their gieateft luilrc fiill difpby ^75 

In the meriJian pitch of calincH day. 
Th then we purple view, and coftly gem. 
And with more admii^uon gaze on them. 
Faults ft:ek the daik 1 iIkj who by mooiv- light woot 
J^Iay fjnJ tlieir Fair-one as inconfUcit too, * iS®- 

When Modcfty fuppottcii is hy Truthj 
There is a holdiitfii that becojoes your youth. 
In gentle founds difdofc a Lover's care, 
'Ti? better tlian your %3iiDg and d[:fpain 
Bird" iT!:iy ablu>r tht-'lr i^rovcs, the flocks ihe plain, ^£5 
The Haie grown bolil may face the Dogs a«;ain. 
When Beauty don't in Virtue's arms rejoice, 
Since Harmony in Love is Nature's voice. 
But hardcn'd Imputlence fomctimcs will try 
At things wliich JulVice cannot but deny. 290 

Then, what that fays is Lifolcncc and PiiJe, 
Is Prudence, with turn Honour for its guide. 

Tiic Laviy'b counfcls oficn arc ))ctray\l 
Bv trufiing Icciers to a Ijrvilc Maul, 
The wl.olc intrigu'j'i oi whofc inluiious brain 295 

Are bafc, aiid only tcrnilnrvie m g.-Zm. 

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f.| KING'S P O S 5f <. 

r< I tlicin XiV.c caie of :co ci:iuivc -ii.ii:t : 
SufpicioDt thence, anc uwncs aceopcs rtks j^i^. 
Had Ilium been with gnvicy tEapU/fu^ 
liy Sinon's craft 1e had doc jceo (itfiroy J. «co 

A vulgar air, mean fongs, vm free dxicoui:e» 
With Clj infinuations may prove wone 
To render Females than the Trojan Hore. 
Take care how you from Virtue ftray ; 

For ScancJai foUows tt.e fame way, 

Arsd more than Trutii it will ue\ifc. 

CM Poets (iid delight in lies, 

Wjiich modern ones now ciil /mrffriKe. 

Some fay rhar Myrrha lov*d her Father, 

That By W, : s 1 i k M licr Brother rather. 3 1 » 

And in fucli talcs old Greece did glory : 

Amongil the which, pray take this Story. 
Crete was an lile, u-hofe fruitful nations 

Swsrm'd with an hundred corporations. 

And tiicre upon Mount Ida Hood -^i - 

A vtnerahle fpacious wood, 

Witiiln whofe centre was a grove 

Iromortaliz'd by birth of Jove : 

In vales below a Bull was fed. 

Whom all the Kine oboyM as head ; 329 

Betwixt his horns a tuft of black did gro\T, 
But all the red of him was diiren fnow. 

(Our tale to truth docs not us.) 

At the fame time one Juflice Minos, 

That Hv'd hard-by, was married lately ; 315 

And, that his bride might Ihcw more (lately, - 


^^V ART OF LOVE. tif 

^^^Kd thimigli hfr pcdfgrtc he run, 
^^^^5fid (lie was ditighet^r to tlie Sun. 

Her n*mc Pailphie was higlitv 

And J IS her Fiithcr, Jbc \ris bright; 33% 

This Lidy took up an odd f*Gcy, 

That with this Bull f!i? fain would dince ve* 

She 'd mow him gr*fsj an^J cut down tioughSf 

On which Uis ftatdincfs might browfc. 

Wlnlfl thu$ iht iicdgcs breaks and climbs, 335 

Sui« Minos mufi have happy times J 

She never car*d for goring £nc, * 

She 'd rather trudge among the Klne, 

Tlicn at her Toilet flie would f»y» 
** Methinks I look tizarrt to-d*y* 340 

« Sure tnf glafs lies, I *m fiot fo fair ; 

" Oh, were this fvot oTer-grown with hiir! 

** I nc^cr Wft$ for top-knoti bom ; 

41 ^ly favoun:cs fhould each be hom. 

** But now I *m liker to a Sow 345 ^ 

** Than, what I wifh to be, a Cow — • 

•* What would I give that I could lough ! 

*• My BuU-y cares for none of thofe 

** That are afraid to fpoil their cloaths : 

*• Did he but love me, he *d not fail 350 

•* To take me with my draggle-tail.** 
Then tcais would fall, and then Ihc \\ run, 

As would the Devil upon Dun. 

When flic fome handfome Cow did fpy, 

She 'd fcan her form wirh jealous eye ; $t,$ 





Sar, " Kow {be t .:>.* it o'er uyc plain, 

** Runs on, and the:: cnms back again ! 

*« She feems a Bear rHbU'd to prance, 

** Or a She-"!'" -^at l.js t.> dance. 

** In vain (he thinks \ trfc : fo fine : 3$# 

" She can't pleafe BuL-v, ;'or he 's mine. 

** But 'tis revenge alone .= "u ^^os 

** My envy when the pa* . . r^gcs. 

*' Here, Rafcal, quickly . .. - rliat Cow, 

** And fee the (hrivel'd car.... slough. 365 

" But fc-ond counfel 's l)e"'. : ...j dies : 

** I '11 IT.--'' J immediate fac.i^cc, 

** And witii ihc vidim feaft : ly t ■ es. 

** Tis thus my Rivals I 'II rcmovr:, 
** Who inttrpofe 'twixt me and what I love. 370 

" lo in Ejrypt 's worihip'd now, 

** Since Jcve transform'd her to a Cow. 

« 'Twas on a Bull Europa came 

*' To that blcft land which bears her name. 

*' Who knows what Fate 's ordain'd for me 

** Tlic languifhing Paliphae, 

«* Had I a Br.ll as kind as Ihc !" 

When iiinMncfs rages with unufual fire, 
'Tis not ill Nature's power to quench defire ; 
ri'hcn Vice transforms man's reafon into hczd, 3S0 

And fo die inonfkr 's made the Poet's jefl. 



A R T O F L O V E. 267 


'%^ ET Youth aftJid the noxious heat of Wine f 
^■-^ B*celiuft to Cupid bcBrs an ill ttcfigit. 
The graj^ef when fcattci'M on the wing 1 of Love, 
So clogs the doWHi the f^athcn cannot more. 3S j^ 

The boy, who othcrwife would fleeting fin^, 
Ktelii tunjbks, Iki^ und U en fore 'd to lUir* 
TU«ft cottragt rife?, when the fpirit 'a fir'tli 
And rages to poffcfs tlic thing defir'd r 
|» C»re vanifhes through tlv: exalted bJood, 39^ 

And forrow pitlks m the purjile flood ; 
Laughter proceeds i nor c»n lie want 1 foul, 
Whofc thoughts in fancied heapi of plenty roll, 
Un com moo frcettom lets the lips impAit 
Plain fun pie trutli from n diirembling heart, 39^ 

Then to fome wanton padion he tnuft run, 
Which his difcreetcr hours would gladly Ihun ; 
Where he the time in thoughtlcfs eafc may pais, 
And write his bUUt^doux upon the glafsj 
Whilfl finking eyes with languiftjmcnt profcfs 400 

Follies his tongue refufes to confefs. 
Then his good-nature will take t'other fup, 
If (he '11 firft kifs, that he may kifs the cup. 
Then fomething nice and coftly he could eat, 
Suppofing ftill that flie will carve the meat. 405 

But, if a Brother or a Hufband 's by, 
Whom the ill-natur'd world may call a fpy, 


Jib tiiinkj ir nor bdaw^ him tn precnd 
TTSft ogear hraiTinhir ik <i£ xtzoe moui; 
^ma him isfgaft fiirpirf&f his descee : 
TYlc ger6m riioc Is meam: \w ail is^fisc. 
7i& dwttghc the utfoi: wo^ ta hicie 2. pa£anv 
And dtexcdsm aJl'd rhe memiifliip oaw in. i 
Bf liserec tigna aad' emgrnanc ifitatrhy 
Site ia rhft mak bdmiga n cmy hrai'rii : 41$ 

And all d»e Lowsx^^ hwaeii is ta. lusp 
Rls diov^a from ao^BT, and his. ««ea fismL flieap: 
}fe 11 laugh. ^ dance 7e, nn^ ye, vaaii^ look g^. 
And rxS& all the Laisea ia kis pUrr. 
Bac fcU dae Geademaa *s rimrmifiy nne ; 4S« 

There 's aoduag apiib » hhm baz dK wxac 
Many a noctat haft bees isGB 

B7 flomxa^ ta efae dnBfcea fit. 

To laj the maovr plau before 5C9 

Pfav haaksa wioilic I GeQ nj fixtry. 425 

It Kappcn'd abooc bvcak Gt daj 

C>Ad(£ft a girl bad loft her way, 

Attd wtoder'd ap and cUmri che Soazid, 

Whereaboaes raw York Boildings feud : 

And half-awake ihe roar'd as bad 430 

Ai if ihe really had been mad $ 

Uftlac'd Ktr Uxldjce, and her gowB 

And pettitoaci bang dangiing down : 

Her fhoc% were (lif»» her ankles bare,- 
Ami all around her flew her yellow hair* 43$ 

Ohf cruel Tlieiietu I can you go. 

And k»ve your liulc Gaoflls fo ? 


ART OF LOVfi, ^9 

Tou In your fcull* did promtfc cvriagv, 

ArviJ give me piioofs of future marriige i 

>Buc then Uf^ tjighr awa^ <l]d crtcp, ^% 

And bafely left mc faft afleep, 

Then fhe is filling in a fit ; 

But don*i: gTt)w iJglicr one bit. 

The flood of tears rather fuppliti 

The native rheum ibout her eyes* 4<^5 

The bubbies then are beat again : 

Women in paftion feel no pain. 

What will become of me > ob, wbic 

Will come of me ? oh* tell me that ( 

Bacco was Drawer at the SuQ| 4^9 

And had his belly like his tun; 
i¥ot blubber- lips and checks aJl Woared, 
And frizzled pate, the youth was noted » 
He, as his cuilom was, got drunk> 
Atid then went ftroUng for a punk. 455 

Six links and lanterns, 'caufe 'twas dark yer^ 
He prcfs'd from Covent-Garden Market : 
Then his next captives were the Waits, 
Who play'd left he (hould break their pates. 
'But, as along in "ftace he pafTes, 409 

He met a fellow driving affes : 
For there arc fcveral folks, whofe trade is 
To milk them for confumptive ladies. 
Nothing would ferve but get aftride, 
And the old Bell-man too muft ride. 46^ 

What with their houting fhouting yell, 
The icene had fomething in 't of hell. 


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ART O^ U'^T* 




npiTE feafon muft be niiikM fot uict »^Sithf 
A ^nnt ni'timV wiil make the favotfr Itfs* 
Not the wire Gaixkner more *! 'Vietlcn needs 
To tnan age tent) er pl»nts ^nd hopeful reed^. 
To kfow wlicrt laifl, when wartnthj mti^ guai"d his 
Sowers, ^00 

Tban J.twe^rs Jo to vv.^t. 1^ rhcir mail aufpicmus hoursl 
At ill fir jtitUdou^ pUuc vi.. !r finm far 
Tlic jnfiuencc? of etch rifing lUr* 
Wlverc i\gJi% of futuu c^lias or JlonWs appear. 
When fitting Iv be 1jo!«I, iiid ttlu:!! lo feir j roj 

So Love's attenttant by lorg art del cries 
The rifi! of gromiig pa£ion from the c) ca, 
l^swc baa its Ftflnal i:i wtll as Fatl, 
Nor does its C SI nival for er vt laA. 
What was a iiCit^ now is to lntru(!c j 510 

Wliar's tii-il now, lo-inottow mllt>e mde, 
Sirall figfi5 dtnotc grtai tilings : the happy man 
That can rctiievc a Glove, or falling Fan, 
Wi-'h gratcfql joy the benrfit n^ccJTe^, 
Wbilft wish defpoodirig csri: hk Rival ^evei, 515 

Whene'er it may (ttm prnptr jou Ihould write, 
LrtOvid the prcviUiitg words jnJitc : 
Br Scropc *, t>y Dukc^ ^y Mulguve, tbca be taught. 
And Drydca'a cqtial numbers tune yotir ihoughr. 


• Sir Car Scrape j otic of thoft: writcri in the reign of 
Xing Charles the Second, thas Mr. Ft 'pe calls 
" Ptc Mob of Gcntlemca wUo wiiu witli cafe." 


't i ii liL uJi like this greac Priam won 

..'..j:; a- II.-.. :.".u i»> obtained his ion. 

' !• . %.! I. .lu li.rul GouJeii in your calc, 

. : . 1;. i:j ;-:rJc yjur Ipccu in Cupid's race. 5^5. 

X . I .-. .ri .' uiuiici it fail lonicciincs 

VI.'. ;i .: .^■■-*l-:":on uill ic c'lraw- 

i-. .-ii i ii ■> '^-'^ -JC r''*> » -'^ He?t 1: j:'": 

k .». «i Youwli^ -»•; -v.. i4iJN&> A ir.s£<:i 55. 

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ART OF I^OVE. *7j 

Driefs d^ougJvts as if Love** Jlknce firil were tiroke^ 
And wounded Ivean with trembling pailion fpoke. 54^ 

Suppofc th^r )'0ur (irft Letter is fcnt backj 
Yet fhc may yield upon the next attack* 
If not I by art a Diamon J rough ia hue 
Shall bngbrcti up all-gloiious to the vievtr. 
Soft wratcr-*!rops the tnarbk mil <lcftroy, 550 

r^And ten years* liege prove conqueror of Troy. 

Suppofe fh' has read, but then no aofwer gave : 
It i^ falKcietiE ihc sLdmm lier flave. 
" Write on ; for Time the freedom naay obtaia 

Of having mutual Jove fcnt back again. 55$ 

Perhaps fiit writer, but 'lis to bid you ccafe, 

(And tliat jour linc^ bu^ difk:ompofe her peace. 
This h a ftratageiTi of Cuptd's war : 
She 'i\t like 1 PanhUn, wound you from afar, 
And by cliis art your canftancy would try : 56* 

£hc 's neareft much when Teeming thus to fly. 
Purfuc the fair difdaio tlirough every pbcc 
That with her prcfcnce Cic vouchfafcs to grace. 
If to the Fhy Ihc goes, hi Llicrc, and fee 
How Love rewarded makes the Comedy. 565 

Fly to the Paik, if tluther Die *d retire ; 
Pcrliapi fome gentle breeze may fan the fire. 
Bjt if to Courtp thenfbllow, where you '11 find 
Khjef^ic Truth with facreU Hymen joinM. 

It ii in vain forae fkudy to profefs 570 ^ 

Tjicir inclination by loo nice a drefs, 
A* not content mih manJy ckanlincfs. 

T Mirn, 



Mien, (hape, or manner, no addition needs : 
There 's fomething carelcfs that all art exceeds. 
Adonis from his lonely folitudes, -% 

Roagh Thefeus landing from the briny floods^ > 

Hippolytus frefli hunting from the woods, J 

O'er Heroines of race divine prevail'd. 
Where powder'd wig and fnnfF-box might have fail'd. 

No youth that 's wife will to his figure tnift, 580 
As if fo fine to be accofted firft. 
Diftrefs muft aik, and gratefully receive : 
'Tis Heaven and Beauty's honour, they can give. 
There 's fome have thought that looking pale and wan, 
With a fobmiflion that is lefs than man, 585 

Might gain their end ; but funk in the attempt. 
And found, that which they merited, contempt. 

Gain but admittance, half your (lory 's told : 
There 's nothing then remains but to be bold. 
Venus and Fortune will allift your claim; 590 

And Cupid dart the bread at which you aim. 
No need of ftudicd fpccch, or fkilful rules : 
J^ve has an eloquence beyond the fchools ; 
Where foftcft words and accents will be found 
All flowing in, to form the charming found. 595 

Of her you love bright images you '11 raife : 
When juft, they are not flattery, but praife. 
What can be faid too much of what is good. 
Since an immortal fame is Virtue's food ? 

For nine years' fpace Egypt had fruitlefs flood, 6«o 
Without the aid of Nile's prolific flood j 




When TImGus (atd» ** Xhfit t^leffiag to regain, 
^* The Gods xequue t ihran^r ihourd be fljiin.'* 
^ Be^^u the jnap/ (the ^rce Bu$ii:is cdes :) 
*' 1 'U malc^ tli' fidsrtfer hts ow^ faciifice ; 
'^'.Nor can he blame the vqioe ^y which he.daei.'' 
Perillus, ficft and lait.of 't tnu{e, 

For Phakns a Bull had nude : 

With 6re beneatK* and water boft^ 

He put the brafier in the ppt, "Sio 

And gave him* Uke an )u>neil fcllpw. 

Precedence in his Bull to )>ellqw« . 
The Tyrants both did ri^ht 7 No law moie juft 
Than, ** He that thinks of ill, ihould feel it £rft." 
Curft be their arts, unftodied be their trade, ^15 

Who female truth by falfehood would invade 1 
That can betray a friend or kinfman's names. 
And by that covert hide unlawful flames : 
Whofe eager paflion finds its fure relief. 
When terminatmg in another's grief ! 620 

Carelefs hereafter vAizt they promife now. 
To the ^olian winds commit their vpw ; 
Then cite th* example of the faithlefs Jove, 
Who laughs, they fay, at perjury in Love. 
They think they have a thoufand ways to pleafe, 625 
Ten thoufand more to rob tlie mind of eafc. 
For, as the earth in various birth abounds. 
Their humour dances in fantadic rounds ^ 
Like Proteus, can be Lion, River, Bear, 
A Tree, or any thing that 's fram'd of air. . 630 

T a Thus 


Tliut they lay fiiaresi thus they fet off their bait 
With all the fioe allureinents of decdt. 
Dut they, who through this coBrfe of mifchief mn. 
Will find that fraud is various, Yirtoe ONi. 

Achilles, a gigantic boy, 63^ 

Was wanted at the ficge of Troy : 

Hi", country's danger did require liioDy 

And all the generals did defire him : 

For Difcord, you mud know, had thrown 

An Apple where 'twas two to one 64* 

But, if a (lir was made about it, 

Two of the three muft go without it-- 

And fo it was ; for Paris gave it 

To Venus, who rcfolv'd to have it. 

(The flory here would be too long : 64. 

]}ut you may find it in the Song.) 

Venus, ahhough not orcr-virtuous, 

Yet ftill (hifigning to be courteous, 

Rcfolvcd to procure the varlet 

A Aaming and triumphant harlot ; 6<;o 

Firft ftoVn by one fhe would not flay with. 

Then mairied to be run away with. 

Ilcr Paris carried to his mother; 

And thence in Greece arofc that pother, 

•Of which old Homer, Virgil, Dante, .65^ 

And Chaucer, make us'fuch a cant. 
It was a juH and noble caufr. 

The breach of hofpitable laws ; 

Though 'done to one, yet common, grief 

^ladc all unite to feck relief. 660 


ART OF LOVE. 2.77 

B^tf when they fought the country rounds 

Ther« '5 no Achilles could be found. 

His motl'ifir was afraid t^ h^vc Joft Idm,. 

And ilicrcforc thus fiic did a^cofl him r 

■* My pretty tkar, let me pcifuadc yc .' 665 

** Tliis once for to become a lady. 

** This petticoat and raantua take, 

" And wear this nighcrail for my fake. 

" I 'vc made your knots all of the fmallcft, 

*' Bccaufe you "re fomethiug of rbc tallcfL 670 

" I 'd have you never go unlac*d, 

" For feat of fpoiling of your waift, 

** Now Janguifli on me — fcorn mc now — 

** Smile— frown — run — laugh — I fee 'twill do. 

** You'd perfect all y^u now be^in, 675 

" Only fcr poking out your cliin/' 

Him tl^us infrrudrd foon fhe fcndfr 
'To Lycomede, and there pretends 
Jt was a daughter of a Fritnd'Sy 
Who, grown full large by country feeding, 680 
Was fent to her, to mend her breeding. 
Herfelf had now no child, nor no man 
To truft but him, poor lonely woman ! 
That might reward him well hcreafccr, 
If he would ufe her as his (laur;ht;:r. 6X3 

In choice of names, a-o Iiis, Ciiioc-, 
Pfyche and Pldllis, fl;c took Zoj, 
Th' old man rcceivM Iicr, and cxprcft 
Aluch kintlr.cfb tor liib roppii.-j; '. w'S' .- 
Slicw'd her his ^tdrh; faivl, ** Wliih: l;,c 'd ftay, f)ro 
** kli^ Zoc Ciouid be U' ''i t> ilic Z' 

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At firfl there much refervMBcfs paft: 

But, when acqaaintaDce grew at laft. 

They 'd jell, and every one would ibew 

Her worksy which fbe could never do. $95 

One faidy her fingers were mofl fitting 

For the mofl fiddling \vork of knitting. 

Then one her wedding>bed Mfould make. 

And all mufl help her for love's fake. 

Zoe, undieft in night-gown tawdry, 700 

With clurofy fid mufl work embroidery ; 

Whilfl others try her greafy clunches 

With flonxng currants in whole bnnches. 

Bat there was one, call'd Dedamy, 

Miflruftcd fomething by the by, 705 

And, fighing, thus one night fiie faid, 

** Why, Zee, may n't we go to bed >" 

** Soon as you pleafe, good Miftrcfs Ded.** 

The fleeting months foon roll about 5 
Time came when murder all mufl out. 71^ 

Zoc, for fear of the old man, 
Into the army quickly ran ; 
Ami fav*d the flitting of his nofc. 
By timely changing of her cloaths. 

Thus, whilfl we Glory's di^lates fhun, 7x5 

Into the fnares of Vice wc run ; 
And he that fhould his country fervc. 
And beauty by his worth dcfenre, 
(n female foftnefs wanton flays, 
And what lie fliould adore betrays. 723 






f ttUT nmvj O happy Youth, tliy pTi^c is foun<f, 
■^ And all thy wifties with fticcefs arc crown'd. 
Not Jo Paeans, when Apollo 's praisM j 
Not tropl»ic5 to victorious Grecians rais'd; 
Not acclsunations of exalted Rome, 725 

To welcome Pticc vviih her Auguftus home 5 
Cao more delight a brave and generous tnind. 
Than it muJl you en ftic a Beauty kind : 
The bays to me with graiitutlc you ^U give^ 
Like Hcfiod atid like Homer ^nnake me live. 730 

Thus Pelops on rrlumpUanc chariot brought 
JlippodAtny, with his lifc'^ danger bought. 
Thus profpcTous Jafyn, ricli with goUI^n ilcecc, 
Oft Argos' vocal timber faiTd to Greece, 

But Hay, fond Youth ; the danger is not pafl: : 755 
You 're not arriv*d in port, nor anchor caft. 
From you my heart may Aill more bays deferve, 
If what by me you gain'd, by me you (hall prefcrvc. 
Nor than the conqucft is the glory lefs, 
To fix the throne on that which you pofTefs. 743 

Now, Erato, divincO, fofteft Mufc, 
Whofc name and office botli do Love infufe, 
Allift my grcac dcTii^Mi : If Venus' Son, 
That vagabond, would from his mother run, 
And then, with foaring wings and body light, 745 

Through the vaft world's extent would take his flight ; 

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«• W,. i ■'/ ' < v/jcK.l. M,y tvur.tfV gavt : 

'* i < ■ . i'';««l Hit. t.tfv/ ii j.^ravc. 

*• ii.i.. J M / ('iij{ .ii kali, if rather 

•• V'lu M t'*;) »i«* l/oy, difrHif^ liib Fat:;cr, 

" i iti' lit: iiiit'lii Uy, aiid HiOiCy or io ^ 

" Jiiii Miiiwb iViiuM nut let him go. 

•• At iln*. !.•: ^s.i!> cuugM, and cried, 775 

<' U U )u lUii^'/i wii i» iiivd ; 

" Minos 



'* Mtnos polTcflcs Earth ami Sea ; 
** The fky and fire arc Icfc for mc* 
** Par<lon niy fond actcmpf, great Jove, 
'* If I approach your feats abovCi ^f^ 

'* It is nceefTity that draws 
" A new*iTi vented rule for Nature's laws, 
** Thus he began ; Full many a feather 
** With twine of thread he flitch'd togeihcr : 
" ( Abun^Tance more than sre enough 785 

*' To make your wife and mine a muff,) 
** Thus he frames wings, and nothing lack* 
*^ To fix the whole, but melted wax : 
** That was the work of the young boy^ 
" Pleased at the fancy of the toy j 790 

** Not gueilingy ere he was much older, 
*' He fhoulil have one upon each fhouldep, 
<« To whom his Father : Here 's the Ship 
•* By which we muft from Minos flip. 
•* Child, follow me, jaft as 1 fly on, 79^ 

** And keep your eye fix'd on Orion : 
" I *11 be your guide ; and never fear, 
" Condu6^ed by a Father's care. 
** The Virgin and Bootes fliun. 
** Take heed Icfl you approach the Sunj loo 

" His flaming influence will l)e fclr, 
" And the diflfufive wax will melt. 
" The Tea by rifing fogs difcover ; 
*' O'er that, be fure, you never hover: 
•* I: would be diflicuk to drag 805 

^* Your wetted pinions, fiiould they flag. 

** Between 



** Between xbem bock the iky is fair, 
<• No irinds or kunkanes are there, 
** But you mar fan the fleetiofr ajr. 

" Thus fpeakiugv he with wlupcord-ftnngs Sio 
** Fafless, aad thco czsends, the wings : 
** And, when the youth's completely drei^ 
** Juil as the Eagl;: from her ndk 
** By gectk flights her Eaglet tries 
** To dare the fun, aad iBount the ikies ; Sic 

•* The Father fo liis Boy pwparps 
** Not uhhou: krs and £sUis^ tears, 
** Is a lizec pit n, a lifia^ heigh; 
*^ Givrs kKiie ajTuaacc xo ilicii flight. 
*• Wi'.b a i\M\L£. i^ia^ and fianeiing noi£e, Sio 
** They in the &y tl.eir bodies potfe. 
** Back oo liis Son the Father looks, 
** Praiiir g his fwi«t and ercn ilrokes. 
'* Now drcadUfs, with bold art fuppiied, 
** He docs on airy billows ride, 
** And fear with an ambitious pride. 
** Mortalc, who by the limpid flood 
•* With pniirnt angle long have flood, 
** On tlic finooili water's (hining face 
*< See the amazing creatures pafs, {30 

•* Look up afbni 111 'd, whilft the reed 
•* Drops from the hand whofe fcnfc is dead. 
** Koird by tlie wimi's impetuous hade 
*< 'I' hey Samos now and Naxos pad;, 
«' Paros, and Delos bleA abode rj5 

** And parent of the Clarian God : 

" Lcbinthuo 



^ Ijcbintlvus on tbelr right haiKl Ue^^ 

" And fweet Calydne*& Groves uifcj 

** And fam'ci Aftypalaea^s Fens 

" Breed fho^s of fiHi in ovA^y dens ; $40 

" When die unwary Boy, whofc growiog yean 

" Ne'er knew the wonh of cauupus fears, 
^' Mounts an a^tbereal hill, whence he might fpy 
**■ The lofty regions t>f a brighter Uty ; 

** Far from his Father's call and aid 84*^ 

" His wings in glittering fire difpUy'd, 

** Whcyfe amlMent heat thai jdmne inTolves^ 

** And all- their liquid bands diflblTca. 

<* He fees hit loofen'd pinions drop § 

<* On »aked arms lies all his hope» 850 

*' From die yaft concave precipice he finds 
** A fwift deftru^on, finking with the winds. 

** Beneath hipn lies a gaping deep, 

** Whofc womb is equally as fteep* 

" Then, " Father I Father !" he 'd have cried : 85 c 

** Tcmpefts tlie trembling founds divide^ 

** WhilH: difmal fear coDtra6i:s his breath, 

" And the rough wave completes his death. 
♦•' My Son ! my Son !'* long might the Father cry r 
*' There is no track to feek him in the iky. S60 

•* By floating wings his body found 

** Is covcr'd with the neighbouring ground. 
** His an, though not fuccefsful, has its fame, 
" And the Icarian Teas prefervc his name." 

If men from Minos could efcape, 56 5 

And into Birds transform their ihapc,- 



af4 K I S G'S FO E M S. 

And there waf nocbiog that could hold them, 

Provided ^athen might be fold them ; 

Ttie tliought from madoefs forely fpringt 

To fix a Cod that \ born with wings. 87© 

f^oeh t' other man, ''•Sir, if you '11 tarry, 
*' I '11 tell you a tale of my Boy Harry, 
«' Would make a man afraid to marry. 
" Thi» Boy docs oft' from paper white 
" In miniature produce a Kite. f 75 

'' With tender hands the wood he l)euds, 
** On which the body he extends : 
'' Parte made of flour with water mix'd- 
** Is the cement by which 'tis fix'd : 
•* Then fciflars from the maid he 'U borrow, 88o- 
" With proroife of return to-morrow. 
*' With thofc he paper nicely cuts, 
** Which on the fides for wings he puts. 
** The tail, that's an cflcntial part, 
'' He manages with equal art; SS5 

** With paper (hreds at diftaoce tied, 
** As not too near, nor yet too wide, 
" Which he to fitting length extends, 
*• Till with a tuft tiic fabrick ends. 
*' Next packthread of the eveneft twine> 890 

*' Or fomctimes (ilk, he '11 to it join, 
<* Which, by the guidance of his hand, ^ 
" Its rife or downfall may command j. 
•* Or carry mclTcngers to fee 
** If all above in order be. 895 

« Then 


■*' Tiien wanton Zeplivn fan it tDl it nfcp 

" And through scthcrtjal rills plou^l^s up th« izure ikies. 
" Sometimes in filcnc fhailc of night 
" He *11 make it fliine with wondrous light 
** Bf lantern with iranfparenc folds, ^v^ 

** Which Bammg wait in fafcty holtJs. 
** This glittering wkli tityflerious rays 
-<' Docf all the ndgiiLxiuihood ama^e^ 
" Then comes the Conjurer o* th* place, 
" With legs ifquint and crooked face, 905 

-*' Who with his fpying-polc from f^r 
** Protioimcca it a Bbzin^-flar; 
** That wheat ihall fall, and oats be dear, 
** And barley tball not fpring that'year : 
** That murrain (hall infc5^ all kine, gi^ 

" And mealies will dcftroy the fwiftc : 
«« That fair maids* fweethcarts ihall fall dead 
*' Before they lofe tlicir maidenhead ; 
** And widows ihall be forc'd to tarry 
** A month at leafl before they marryl 9 1 - 

«* But, wkilfl: tlie fool his thought enjoys, 
** The whole contrivance was my Boy's. 
•*• Now/ mark me, 'twas from fuch-llke things; 
" The Poets fram'd out Cupid's wings. 
" If a Child's nature tlius can foar, 920 

-*< And all this lies within his power, 1 

" His Mother furely can do more. J 

" Pray tell me what is to be done, 
*^ Ifihe'U with Cuckold- makers run. 


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^ O T aU :he Herbs by fi^ Medea found, 
-^ Not Marian drugs, though mixt with magic 

Noc philtres ftudied by ThcfTalian art, 
Can fix the mind, and conilancy impart. 935 

Could thefe prevail, Jafon had fck their charms; 
UlySies ftill had died in Circe's arms. 
Continue lovely, if you '11 be belov'd : 
Virtue from Virtue's bands is ne'er rcmov'd. 
Like Nircus beautiful, like Hylas gay ; 940 

By Time the blooming outfidc will decay. 
Sec Hyacinth again of form bereft. 
And only thorns upon the rofe-tree left. 
Then lay up Aores of learning and of wit, 
Whofc fame (hall fcorn the Acherontic pit, 945 

And, whilll thofc fleeting ihadows vainly fly, 
Adorn tlic better pait which cannet die* 

1 UlyfTcs 

1*^ OF LOVt, U^ 

Ulyflbliai^ttiagidL in Iiit^Mtei 
But then fill tloquenoe had ^hartoinggiicey 
Sochascoldd'foroeitftlftDhebefieT'dy 950 

And all ^ watery^GbddeflesdecicivM s 
To whom Cnyplb nom her widcmv'd viore 
Sends him tfaefe fighs, which furious tempefh bore. 

« Your pai Tay ofe w i €^^it^tl^!d 
'^ Oblig'd you roorcy the more to be betray'd. 955 

** Here you have olten on this •foiling fand 
** Defcrib'd yonr fcene of war with Sender wand. 
*< Here *% Troy, and thb circumfefence its walls t 
** Here Simois gently in the ocean falls t 
<• Here lies my camp : thefe are the fpadous fields 940 
«« Where to dus fword lint crafty Dolon yields. 
** This of Sidionian Rhefus is the tent.— - 
** On with the pleafing tale your language went, 
^ When « tenth ^vnnz did with one flafll deftroy 
^ The platform of imaginary Troy. 965 

^« By fear like this I "would enforce your (lay, 
" To fee what names the waters tofs'd away. 
** I took you caft up hclplefs by the fca : 
" Thoufands of happy hours you pafs*d with mc; I 
*• No mention made of old Penelope. J 

•* On adamant our wrongs we all engrave, 
" But write our benefits upon the wave. 
" Why then be gone, the feas uncertain truft ; 
** As 1 found jwjf, fo may you find them juft. 
** Dying Calypfo nraft be left behind, 975 

«* And all your tows be wafted with the wind." 



Fond are the hopes he Ihould be confUnc no«r. 
Who to hi» cendcreft part had broke hit vow. 
By artful charms the Miftrefs ftrives in ▼ain 
The loofe inconftant wanderer to gain. 
Shame is her entrance, and her end is pain. 


PART viir. 


TNDULGENGE foon ukcs with a noble mind : 

''' Who can lie harih, that fees another kind? 

Mod times the greated art is to comply 

In granting that which juAicc might deny. 98c 

We form our tender plants by foft degrees. 

And from a warping Acm raife Aately trees. 

To cut th* oppofing waves, we Arive in vain ; 

Sut, if we rife with them, and fall again, 

1 lie wifli'd-fbr land with eafe we may attain. 99* 

Such complaifance will a rough humour bend ; 

And yielding to one failure fare a friend. 

MiUlncts and temper have a foixe divine, 

To make cv'n pjtliun wiih their nature join. 

Tlic HAwk \vc hate, as living {11 1 1 in arms, 995 

And Wolves allidupus in the Shephcrd*s harms* 

Tiic I'vxiaMc Swallow has no fears: 

l^(vn our tvwcn the Dove her ncft prepares* 

Ard KnU of Ii\x free from human fnarcs. 

Vf' ftvm loud vac« and edioing noife of tights 

"I'he IcJwrt Love in gentle found del :^' its. 




Smooth mtrtli, bright f miles, calm peaccj and flowing joy, 

Are the companions of the Pap hi an boy t 

Stich as wlten Hymen €rlt his mantle fprcad 

Alt o'er the r^cred down which made th« hiidal bed. 

Tltcfe blandi/hments keep Love lapnn the wingp 

llh pretence frcfh* and always in Uic fpring i 

This makt£ a profpe£t tndlcf^ nt the view. 

With light thar rifes flUt, and fiill h nev^i 

At your approitcli* find cvay tliir>j; ftrcrci , icio 

Like Paphm hoiiourM by tht Cyprian QjjecRt '^ 

Wlio bringj aTonjj her dauj^hter Ilaimnny, 

Witl> Muic? fpTung from Jovc» and nraceu Three. 

Bird-i fliOt by vtju, Fiffj by vfiiir angle caii^'bt, 

Tltc Golden Apj^ks fmm Ilcfpciia broyji^bt, iot.5 

The blufliing Peaeh, die fragrant Ncfljireen*, 

L^U in frcfh beds of flowers and fccnred gretni, 

Fair Lilies 11:rcw'd with bloody Mulberries, 

Or Grapes wbofc juice made Bacchus reach the ikies, 

May oftentimes a grateful prttfcnt make, 1020 

Mot for the value, but the gjvci^s fake. 

Perhaps Ihe may at vacant hours pcrufc 
The happy produft of your cafy Mufc. 
Far from intrigue and fcandal !)e your verfc 1 
But praife ofvirgin-modcfty rehcarfcj 102^ 

Maufolus by his confort deified ; 
"How for Admetus blcfl Alceftis died. 
Since Ovcrbury's " Wife ♦," no Poets fccra 
T* have chofe a wlfer or a nobler theme. 


* This poem, fuppofcd to have been written for the 

carl of Somerfet, is *ihe charaOcr of a guud vonmn, 

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EC r >J G i POEMS. 

Tou'J help a n£:*4ghuaii£:p wauLd a mend piettc; lajs 
Pir ion 1 icrrant, jez ail come Dnia her. 
Xi'tis 'vhar ''ciu sranr it fie ipuft t^'^'^w ^' ^^ i, 
'T .v*ll make, a muraal ^ia ami double mniL 
Sn, when pale Wane is cxwriag ac die doory 
W:* lend our tavourire ion to Iielp die poor ; lej^ 

P^eaR li Jirich nieir gracenil praven chat he mxj Eve, 
And f.r.d wiiat ncavealy pleai are ds aa give 
Praii'e i"i her adionSy think her drefs is rine ; 
Enr.l^rcideres widi gold, pearU duusaodsy Jc3za : 
ToTsr w.:alch does betr, when plac'd on beaurj, &iae. 
I: (he in zahnv wives endxcled be, 
Tnink Amptiyrrlre rifes from tl^ lea. 
It by iF»cr :i"x purpureal velvec 's worn. 
Think chac fiw rifes like the bLulh of mom. 
Andy when her filks afar from Indus come, 1045 

Wrou?hc in Chinefe or in cfae Pertian ioom. 
Think chat ihe 'hen like Pallaa i:i array d. 
By whofe myfVerious art the wheel wa^ made. 
Kich day a^lmire \^f difierenc graceful air. 
In whir.h (he winds her bright and fiov&'iog hair. ' IC50 
With her when dancing, let your genius fly : 
W}.en in her for.g the note expires , then die. 
If in the Autumn, when the wafting year 
lis plenty (hews, that foon mu(k dilappear s 

j-j(^ the Tcvcrfc of the ladj that his frier»d married. It 
h printed with his CbaraaerSy&c. and had gone through 
(jxccen editions in 165S. K* 


T OF LOVE. a,i 

Wh«n fivclling Grape and Pcaclv witli lovely liucj 1055 
And Pear And Apple, frtih wjtli fragrant dtw. 
By teinjniog iMk and laftc per hips inrite 
That which v^ ielJom rule, our appctiic 1 
When noxious he%t And fudden cold divrdes 
iri>€ rime o*cT wlilch U^lt influence prt^fid^b: ; lOio 

Her fcvcnfti blootl ftioulil pulfe un^^fual fin J, * 

Or v^iVJrous datiips tif fplfen iho\jtU fink luir inkdj 
Then is ilw time to fiicw a Lover's c:irc& s 
Sometimes enlar^ her hflpes, contrail: lier feart j 
Gjire the Olabrrous draughts wiih your own hand s 
Perfuafion has the ftirce of a cam in and g 
Watch, and attend ; then your reward will provc^ 
When flic recovers, full increafe of Love* 
Far from this Love is haughty ptide, 

Wliich anticnt Fables beft dciidc j 1070 

Women imperioui^ void of flumSf 

And carclcfs of their Lovers' fjuiiC, ^ - - 

Who of tyraanic follies bouft, 

Tormenting hira that lores them mofl. 

When Hercules, by Mboturs done, 1075 

Had prov'd.himfcltto be Jove's fon, 

By peace which he to Earth had given, 

DcfcrvM to have his reft in Heaven j 

Envy, that drives to be unjuft, 

RcfolvM to mortify him firft; 10 So 

And, that he fliould enaniour'd be 

Of a proud jilt call'd Omphale, ^ 

Who (hould his Herofliip cxpofe 

By fpinning hemp in women's cloaths, 

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ART OF hOVt^ 29S, 

^ Look up whenever I Imgh ; look down 

** With trcroblLng horror, if I frown. 

" Say as I hf r fersrancs caa't lie. 

'^ Your trutli is my propriety ► 

** Niyi you fhould be to torture brought, m» 

** Were I but jealous you tranfgreil in thought ; 
*' Or if from Jove your iinglc wilh flvould crave 
** The fate of not continuing fliU my flavc, 
" There is no Lover that is wile 

" Pretends to win at cards or dke* wij 

" 'Tis for lih Miftrcfs all is thrown ; 

** Th' ill-fortune his, tlic good her owiw 
. *' Melanton, whilom lovely youth, 

" Fam*d for his ^ j*Vour and \ih trutji, 

" Whom every beauty diil adorn i^H^ 

*' Frtfii as Aurora's blufliing morn*^ ,, 

** Into thc^ horrid woods is run, 

** Where be ne*er fees the ray of funt 

** Nor to his palace dares return,. 

" Where he for Pfyche's love did burn, H35 

** And found correftion at her hands 

** For difobcying juft commands ; 

« But muft his filent penance do 

" For once not buckling of her fiioe : 

** A good example, child, for you. 

*' Which (hews you, when we have our fool, 

<* We 've policy enough to rule : 

** I might have made you fuch a fellow, 

** As Ihould have carried my umbrella, 

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" No nwitCT if ymx do cogafe 1175 

*• My Porter, Womm, fucotirirc Fa^ 
«^ My Thg, my Pirroc, Mot:kcT, Blade, 
" Or inv thing thac does partske 
** Of that idmiccanoc which yoa ImA* 
** But after ill you. miv nt prrmlf 11 to 

** And your molt glitrtdng hopes nay f^l : 
" For CcTts docs not always yield 
*' The crop enuuiltd co the fiekt 
** Fair gales may bring yoti to « ccaik 
** Where you '11 by hidden ppck* be loft, 11S5 

*< LoTc is tenacious of it* ymu 
** Gives fmill reward for grear emplo^^ 
<< Bvf l»s « may giiefs in ftoic 
« iU «li^ ibf JNopame ad( on Am I 
,«< At AtbMEmsiasH^ldaBcci, ts^9 

<< OfifiB OA dit Pallatfi» tms. 
<* And, wbcn hk aagry airowi £ill, 
** They 're sot found ting'd with commoc galL 
** You 're told 1 'm do: at home, 'us tmc : 
** I may be there, but not for yoa ; 
** And I may let you fee it too. 
•* Perhaps I bid you come at night : 
«* If the door *s ihut, ftaj till 'li* iigU. 
" Perhaps my Alaid (hall bid you go : 
** A thing (he ki^ows you <-are do: do. i ice 

•* Your rival (ball admi'.Iioo gam, 
•« And laugh ro fee his toe in pain. 
•* All this and more you muit ciiQjre, 
** If you trom roc expc^ a cure. 

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<* 'Tis fitting I Ihould fcarch the wound, i2«5 

** Left all your danger be not found." 
When cafy fondnefs meets with woman's pride. 
Nothing which that can aik muft be denied. 
He that enjoy'd the names of great and brave 
Is pleasM to feem a female and a Have t 12 1« 

The Hero, numbered with the gods before. 
Is fo debas'd as to be man no more. 


'^TOT by the fail with which you put to fea 

"*'^ Can you where Thetis fwells condu6led bcj" 

To the fame port you *11 different palTage find 121^ 

And fill your fheets cv'n with contrarious wind. 

You nurs*d the Fawn, now grown Stag wondrous big, 

Aifd ilecp beneath the fhade you knew a twig. 

The bubbling fpring, increas'd by floods and rain. 

Rolls with impetuous flream, and foams the main : 1220 

So Love augments in juft degrees j at lengtli 

By nutiimental fires it gains its ftrength. 

Daily till midnight let kbd looks or fong, 

Or tales of love, the pleafing hours prolong. 

No wearinefs upon their blifs attends 1225 

Whom marriage-vows have rendcr'd more than friends. 

So Philomels, of equal mates pofleft. 

With a congenial heat, and downy reft. 

And care inccflant, hover o'er their neft : 



A R T O F L O V E. 157 

Hence from thfir eggs (%iall worlds whence all things 

PpcmIucc « race by nature taught to img ; 
"Who tic'er to this harmonious air had come. 
Had their parental love ftray'd far from horocp 
By t fhort ahfcncc mutual joys iocreafe i • 

Tb from the coils of war we value peace, i * j j 

When Joirc a while the fruitful Jhower rcftraiusj 
The field on his return a brighter verdure gains. 
So let not grief too much tlifluxb thofe hearts, 
VViiich'for a while the war or hu&nefs pan*. 
'Twas hard to kt Protcfiiaus go, 1x40 

Wiio did his desith by oracles foreknow, 
UlyOcs made indeed a tedious iVay, 
}Ih twenty wi uteris' abfence was delay y 
But happincfs revives with his return. 
And Hymen'b^ altars with frefli iucenfe bura ; ii^^ 

Talcs of his £hip, her web^ they both recoujit 5 
Pkas'd that their wtdlock faith all dangers could fur- 
Make thou fpced back ; hade to her longing arms : 
She may have real or impending harms. 
There are no minutes in a Lover's fears r 1250 

They meafure all tlieir time by months and years. 
Poets are always Virtue's friends, 

'Tis what their Mufe flill recommends : 

But then the fatal track it Ihows 

Where devious vice through trouble goes. 1255 

*l7jey tell us^ how a hu (band's care 

Negle^ed leaves a wife too fair 



In hands of a young fprk* callM Pari« i 

And how tlie beauteous truft mifcarriet* 

With kindnefs be receiires the youth, 2260 

Whofe modcft looks might promifc truth t 

Theu gives him opportunity 

To throw the fpedous vizard by. 

The man had things to be adjuiled. 

With which the wife ihould not be trufte^ j ia6$ 

And, whilft he gave himfclf the loofo. 

Left her at home to keep the houfe. 
When Helen faw his back was turn-d^ 

The devil a bit the gipfy moum*d. 

Says Ihe', <* 'Tit his fault to be gone } t%7% 

** It iha'n't be mine to lie alone. 

** A vacant pHlow 's fuch a jeft, 

** That with ic I could never reft. 

** He ne'er confider'd his own danger, 

<< To leave me with a handfome ftranger. 1275 

«• Wolves would give good account of Sheep, 

*« Left to their vigilance to keep. 
* Pray who, except 'twere Gccfe or Widgeons, 
** Would hire a Hawk to guard their Pidgeons ? 

« Suppoiing then it might be faid ia2« 

<< That Menelaus now were dead 1 

** A pretty iigure I fliould make 

*< To go in mourning for his fake. 

** She that in widow's garb appears, 

** Efpccially when at my years, t^^S I 

** May fcem to be at her laft prayers. J 


A'ltT OF LOVE. S99 

•' Bui I *]l flill havfl my heart diTi*lc4 

*' Twixr one to lofe, and one provided, 

" He dial is gontfp 13 gone : kfa fear 

" Of wanting bim iliac [ have here/' 119O 

The fequel wr^i :he Fire of Troy 
Broughc to deftrudtion by this Boy, ' 

TJ6yf Ifi/ H^, liow a Wife provok*(]f 
And to a brutrih Hufbnod yrik'd, 
Who, by tfiftra^'mg psiTtoti led, I*9S 

Scoms all her charms, and flics her bedj 
When on her Rival (he ha* feiz'd, 
Sccma with a fccret horror plefts'd* 
They^ then ^Sefcribe her like iomt Boar 
PlungiDg tiia mfk in Mafliff's gore ; X3«« 

Or Liotjcfa^ whofe ravirtiM whtlp 
Roirs for his Mother^ furious help 1 
Or Baiillfk when rouz*d, whofe breath. 
Teeth, fting:, and eye-balh, all are death j 
Like fran ticks flruck by magic rod 1305 

Of feme defpisM avenging God : 
Make her through blood for vengeance run, . 
Like Progne facrifice her fon ; 
And like Medea dart thofe fires 
By which Creiifa's ghoft expires. ijk^ 

Then let her with exalted rage 
Her grief with the fame crimes afHiagc. 
To heighten and improve the curfe, 
Becaufe he *s bad, they make her worfe. 
So Tyndaris dillolves in tears, 1315 

When firft flie of Chryfcis hears; 


soo' KING»$ FOE MS. 

Buty when LTrnefiit oaptiFC *s led. 

And ravi(h*d K» defile her bed. 

Her patience, leflens by degrees i 
But^ when at lad ihe Priameis fees» 13 !• 

Revenge does to .£gyftiis fly for eafei 
In his adulterous inns does plots difdofey 
Which fill Mycenae with ftupendous woes. 
And parricide and hell around her throws. 

Ye Heavenly Powers ! the female truth pieferve, rst^ 
And let it not from native goodnefs fwerve { 
And let no wantoQ toys become the caufe 
Why men (hould break Hymen's eternal laws ) 
But let fuch fables and fuch crimes remain 
Only as fi^ons of the Poet's brain ; 1330 

Yet marks fet up to fhun thofe dangerous fhalves. 
On which deprav'd mankind might wreck themfelvts ! 



AT fird, the flars, the air, the earth, and deep. 
Lay all contus'd in one unordered lieap ; 
Till Love Eternal did each being ftrike 1335 

With voice Divine, to march, and feek its Like. 
Then feeds of Heavens, then Air of vapourous found. 
Then fertile Earth circled mxh Waters round, 
On which the Bird, the Beatt, the Filh, might move. 
All centcrM in that univerfal Love* 1340 


ATIT OF tOVE, 30f 

Then Man was frara'd with foul of godlike ray> 
And had 2 nobler Jhare of Love than they ; 
To him was Woman, crawn'd with virtuej given. 
The mofl immediate work and care of Heaven., 

^T^ilft thus my darling thoughts in t^piurc^ ^^i^gj 
Apollo to my fight in Hfron fprtmg* 
Jiis lyre with golden firings his touch commands, 
Jknd wreaths of Uutel flourifli in his hands. 
Says he, *' You Batd that of Love's precepts treat, 
« Your an at Delphi you will beft eomplL*re, 1556 

** There \ a fliorr maxim, prais'd wl*en underHood, 
** Ufcfgl in practice, and divinely good, 
" Let each man kkow himself : ftrive to excel : 
*« Th« plcafure of the hkfl is doing welL 

""Tis wifdom to difpUy the ruling grace. 1355 

'* Some men are happy in a charming face : 
*' ICnow it, but fje not vain. Some manly ihow 
** By the exploded gun and nervous bow. 
** There let them prove their ikill j perhaps fome 'heart 
•< May find that every fliot is Cupid's dart. 1360 

** The prudent Lover, if his talent lies 
** In eloquence, c'nt talkative, but wife 5 
** So mixes words delicious to the ^ar, 
*• That all muft be perfuaded who can hear. 
•* He that can fing, let him with plcafing found, 1365 
«• Though 'tis an ^ir that is not mortal, wound. 
** Let not a Poet my own art refufe : 
** I '11 come, and bring afliftance to his Mufc," 

But never by iH means your fortune pu(h, 
T?or raifc your credit by another's bluflu 1370 

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i . - '::rcz r.iis of Ccrei acme profaoc, 
> r :cli '.vl.aL Goci ia Simo-thncu iciga. 
' ;':s virtue .y grive filcBce to couceal 
Vv ; a', ta'.k w::aouc difcrctian would rcreaL 
To. :iulz Wkc :iu> now Tanulus does lie 
I.i r-,.:.i:: • f fruiis and water, iUrv'd and dry. 
1>^: C;'> modcdy requires 
^i(..: C3i'j :o cover all her lambent fires. 

Love ha> a pleating turn, makes tJut feen beft, 
Ci viliich our lawful wifbe^ are poireTu 13 So 

Ar.Jromeca, ot Libyc hue and blood. 
Was chair/J a prey to monlbers of the flood : 
\Ving*d Pcrfeus uw her beauty through tlitt cloud. 
AnuiomaLhc had large majcftic chauns ; 
Therefore was fitteil grace to godlike He6^or's arms. 
Beauties in finallcr airs bear like commands. 
And wonuFOus Alagick a£^s by Hendcrefl wands. 
i/Xc C\lclc fomt; bear a moilicrS fway, 
Wiulfi iuttni (iod& a:iii Heroines obev. 
Some r^::: iikc fiai^ h\ ir*jiuar»ce of their eyeSy 1390 
And o:liv:rb plclc whc.i lik;; Minerva wile, 
i-ovc will iio!u IL.ivcn, Ai:, Njrure, Fancy, raifc 
bumciMui^ t'.ia: lua^ c\jl; i:> Contort'^ praife. 
Tiicrc will l>e ILule -calouiks, 

Bv whicii Luve\ 4:*% its I'ubjecls irics. 1395 

They ihink it kn^uiihes \vi:b rcf:, 

Luc lilcs, like :hc palm, cpjpicU. 

And as too much {m of pet icy 

Often makes way lor luxurv, ^ 



^i\l wCj by tvirn of fortune t^ugtiE^ 140a 

Hfl^e wiftiom by ejipcrience bougUt : 
So, wbeo the boary aQies grow ^ • 

Around Love's cosk, 'tjs time 10 blow r 
And chcB kii craftiuefs is ihown^ 
To ralfe vour cares, to hkte its own ; <4^ 

And ha^e you by a rn*al croft^ 
Only in Uop^s you ciay n c be loft, ^ 

Sometimes they fay that you are faulty, 
And that they knou^ where you were nauglity,; 
And then perhaps your eyes cjaey 'd tear, 1410 , 
Or tHe diUcerate your hair, 


Not [o much for revenge as fear* 

^ot ihe perhaps too far may run. 

And do vvhat Ihe would have you fbun, 
^Of which there 's a poetic ftory 1415 

Til at, if you plcafe, I *11 lay before ypu* 

Old Juno mad(? ber Jove comply 
*For fear, not alking when or why, 
'Unto a certain fort of matter^ 

Marrying ber fon unco his daughtar : 1420 

And fo to bed the couple went. 

Not with their own, but friends' confcnt. 

This Vulcan was a Smith, they tell u$. 

That Brd invented tongs ai>4 bellows { 

For breath and tingers did their works 142^ 

.{We M fingers long before we 'd forks) j 

Which made his hands both haxd and brawny, 

•When \valh'4j of colour orangc-uwny. 


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?->r ^r icr <.i«x .f. :r: raring, 

T-^ .ir.irr»r.: ;. \*t\ rmn .r. .Imzir.-z. 

V.mA^ : .-nr ^ "i i ". :i -r :; -^iw- 3ic ".'cir:!.*: , 

^>iiiir r.r." fair r.n^sr'. Inrv .j:^ '.inni. 

ftnr W«r% ivt 5n''7 -.r Mc aiacs, -s ritj 

TVii». -ivi^rVr f.ja-.-:« I.-. >.rr j-xA zracer:. 

/.- .'..'- ii*;/ .'ft fhy, ?r ;a:r ar^.'v nuiocr, 

V ..r.»n w*'. v,;rl ot "hi*. ; v^och hc, 
•« r ■ rr.;i f ich r<'*-jrjer7 * I •;! Ice!* 
fj« *'ftfti an ir''>n ««c ^e^jx*d, 
Wlr-.^.h ^ic V, rhe be^H tefler rear'd ; 
V/h»th, wh«ft a pullv gave a fnap, 143 3 

IVa<j]/I fail, anrt make a cuckold's tnp. 
All rb'.r^. hti plac'd in the I'jeA rcom, 
*tUn fei^hVl that he muf^ ^o from home; 


AtLt OF LOVe. 305 

Fot he at Ltmuos forges fiaJ, 
«* * Aik3 none but he to mi ml the tT«<k* 1460 

Love was too eager to beware 

I. Of falling into any fn^ire. 
They went <o beil, anil To were c*ught j 
Ami then ihijy of n^pt; nuance thought- > 

- The (how being ready to ttcgmi 1465 

Vukftn wouUl call his ndghbcjurs in, 
^' Jove fliouUl be there, il^at dcif5 make bol<4 

With Juno/ that mnoijfju'- (cold; 

Neptune, -firft Barf^cman on the water ; 

Thedii* ihc Oyftcr^wpman's cUuj;hrcr; 1470 

Plutoi rhat Cliimney-fwecping floveti ; 

With Pi^ftrpinc hoc fioni her pven j 

Artt! Mercury, that 'h iharp ind cunning 

In ftcaliof? curtom« and in running* 

Antl Dv the Mitlwjtc, -though a VtiginV *' Mi$ 

And ^fculajiiusp the Surj^con j * . ♦ 

. A polio J who might ha Pliyrician^ ' 

^ Or fcrvc them elfe for a Muriiian r 

The riper Pan, to play her up j 

And'Bac<;hus, with his chirping cup; 148© 

And Hercules (hould bring \m club in, 

To give the Rogue a lufly drubbing j 

And all the Cupids (liould be by, 

To fee their Mother's inf.imy. 

One Momus cried, ** You *rc hugely plja^M ; 

*• I hope your mind will foon be cas'd : 

*< For, when fo publickly you tind ir, 

*' People, you know, will little mind it. 

X *' ruc- 

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. »^ .'it.' ■■ 1 ' icttt .xnxj.iiUH'.iir,, 

4r< u.'.^c«»r«. «i:;v. r ^.: u:- aacc. 

'. ^ >««ifli»i«ff \*«.-jwT!i:- y^asz ~-i£Xx.. 

. ..I kf fi. n,i i ^'.'~i'Ji .OtXtX. ClUUU?^ 

.-. .■^--» rti- ..4*;iiiw .r .4 ^ tz ..jaw. 
'. .^y«.«f( /iHi'^f • r iiu*:r..j3e innmrr 'jc 

^.,! v..f. ■....' n'fr" -.. .!» .icr. lOtiiL :t7«. 

rf«*' ■•^''' '-^ *»•• '•^ ■—■'—* t^ 'jc/iis tZ zmatm J 
f..A */^V . V,.'^. ic<i -xwf .er '"mii. -wrc 

«" / «i;r".''% /^!-'At !t« ■r'TT.Aiir ijuici :lxii«r, 

A„it './^v>j.. ',» fi' tte^'vreacM anwna ;t :2iniw. 

i.. 'p'^iyft' 'if- Art M i'fvuunut JkiirHt i^t.^ 

;.'..^ii»f ,f. 0.(iii, Ar^illcs in :li» Fieid ; 

>^ml jm, a tiipTiMU'i. ix^rui'd die Hcrii;; 



As ChAtcfts ven'd in Prophccict from Jon i 

Eft Ovid Ims the Maf^crihij) of I^^re. t^to 

The PocVn honour will be much tlw Ids 

Th4D tli4t wNch by i^is mcftnt you m4y poifcfi 

In chnict of BcAuiy's Itfllng Kappinefs. 

Bm, when the Amaronian tjuii* ihe 6«1d# 

LeiHhi» be wrote on rlic triumphtnt fliidil, 

That ftic by 0\n\\ An wis broughl lo ykU* 

When 0\'kVi Ebou^liti in Brui/H %lc: yuu ^e^ 
Whkh mtya't fo {ountiini^ ii the Roman l>c t 
Vcc then Admitraocc grant s ^i f«iiio ra nwi 





TWFIO t\\i sn of wnr to Dtnigtnb g«te, 1530 

Will make Pcnthd'ika'si force ia brave t 
That bothy becoming glorious to the fight. 
With equal arms may hold a dubious tight. 
What though 'twas Vulcan framM Achiilcs' ihiclU, 
iVIy Amazonian darts (hall mtke him yield. 1535 

A myrtle-crown with vi£tory attends 
Tliofe who are Cupid's and Dione's friends. 

' When Beauty has fo many arms in flere^ 

(Some men will fay) why Ihould you give it more ? 
Tell me who, when Penelope appetrt 15^0 

With conflancy maintained for twenty years, 

. Who can the fair Laodaiiria fee 
In her Lord's arms expire as well as he ; 

X 2 Catv 


,c»i i?4$ 

.«...^...l Vi bow. 

art: aF 1.0VE* 30^ 

" Brigh't Cythtrca's facrcd voice did reach, *' 

My .tingling ears, and thus* fhc bade me teach t 1575 
>i9rWli«e£^ the hannkfs maid defervM from thee *■ 
'* Thou haft giren weapons to her enemy } 
<^WhiIft in the field ihe muft aefencelefs ftand/. 
** With want of ikiUy and more unable hand. 
'^ Stedchorusy who would no fubje£i: fin4 t cS» 

** But harm to maid8^.>Wjj|» by AcPpds ftruck blind : 
** But, when his fong did with their glories rife, 
** He had his own reftov'd, to praife tlieir eyes. 
" Be rul'd by mfe, and arms defenfive give j 
**- 'Tis by tlie Ladies' favours you rawft live*" ■ ' 5 ^^ 
, She myftic leaf with berries four. 
( Pluck t from her myrtic-crown) .bade me-wiUi fpeed 
.• devoufi- 

I'iiDd the power infpir'd ; through purer iky 
My breath diflbjves in verfe^ to.make young Lovers tlie. 
jBere Modefty and Innocence (hall learn 1 590 

How they may truth from flattering fpeech difccn*. 
But come with fpeed ; lofe not the flying ciay. 
See how the crowding waves roll dowr 
And neither, though at Love 's comma 
Thcfc waves and time we never can recall ; 1 r c^ - 

But, as the minutes pafs, muft lolc thtm all. 
I^or like what 's pafl: are days fuccceding gcod, 
But Hide with warmth decay 'd and ihickcr b.oud. 
Flora, although a Goddel^, yet does fear 
The change that grovvs with tlie declining vcar ; 16-0 
Whilit gliflcring fnakcs, by cauing oil" ilicir, 
Frcfh courage, and life itncwd bL<:'n. 

X 3 The 

lying day. ^ 

^vn away^, (. 

mand, will flay. J 

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ART OF LOVE. 311- 

" I Ve heard fomc cry. Well, I profefs 
*' There *s nothing to be gah'd bv drefs t 
" Tliey might as well fay that a field, 1630 

*' UnculriT^ated, yet would yield 
« As good a crop as that which Ifcill 
** With utmofl ditigeticc Should till; 
" Our vintage would be very fine, 
" Jf nobody ftiould pntnc their vine! 163$ 

'* Good fhape and air; it is contefl, 
"Is given to fuch as Heaven liai blcfi ; 
" But all folks have not the fame graces r' 
" There is difiinftion in our fk<:t%. 
" There w^t a rime I M not repttitf 1^640 

" For any thing amiis in mine, 
" Which, tliough I fay it, (till feems fair ; 
•' Thanks to my art as well as cart f 
" Our ^randmotheni, tbey ttrU us, wore 
** Their FarditigaU and their Bandort, 1645 

" Their Pinners, Forehead-cloth, and Ruff, 
«* Content with their own cloth and ftiifF; 
" With Hats upon their paces like Hives ; 
" Things might become fnchSoWiers wives ; 
" Thought their own faces ftill would lail: them 
** In the fame mould wiiich Nature caft them. 
" Dark Paper Buildings then flood thick ; 
'* No Palaces of Stone or Brick : 
" And then, alas f were no Exchanges : 
" But fee how tinae and fafhion changes ! 1655 

" I hate old things and age. I fee, 
** Thank Heaven, times good enough for me. 

X 4 ** Vour 

:j -1 ; ? z i M :-.. 

■' ' . -. . ' . .- 1 : : :":r. • : : . t :,q\v -. re r. : ^lu v ,icat . 

' v; ' r i .-^Jtin Vom [ndia^ hnn^t ibba 

* ^'iric, .T>amrkn<i4. :>Jik«i, src- irctrr .hinjp- 

* ''..r Vt.jr.T, '!.« .v-recn, :l« Pnn^ 
■' "^'r^O- rw* xn-.-rr.^;.', r Japan: 

- » r. < I V i I a r -. ff/t/i s. tie Vj i : he ."nor,-, 
■ ' .'..:• . -r I ■. nnft . »F 1 1 . »e;e;otorc. i h ti 5 

" '^ .' .-. 0:1 .'*: *nrTi;irr;<:»i. nerer .naxi re. 
' A'r;. /_•■■■■•■: i's; .lu*" iT^ay ;r.c.'>inmo(ic \'C 

^.»':,s M^tyiV -lare anproaini ; nut iHnltlv 
■' ;■..-:- ;i \t'.\f ,vhen -iiAv.-Ki /ou 11 rjfr .--otUr. 

' V ir-.i 7: ■■■ ; .» -o;; a'» ^ .V.ftc 

'In ;r me ,". ..mft 3'0'i Jicw j'our liaifc 
>.- j.'v'.v; MT.c at .'in^il « pence 

" > • .--.nir .. -".iir h.iJf T*!! anwar«4& furl, 

•' '.■..'• :i-.' , .,!■• Irt'v.i .n iHvouritc w'.iri : i-.-.- 

' .1 »"mi ,- .'i-.',.* * ■v'' .r-' .^4Ui;lnB: paiV, 
'/ , ■ 1 ;i-.r,'- .■ m r^'Tii ;r*.u :iut .-our ijiaisi ; 

' -. «■ . ••«i .■■'•• T^i,,. -iiilievciM iic 

■ '■/■ ...>r ■ ',:' -. ,i.i;- .■: .- .ry ; 

'>.'.. ^ . , ' ■ . -.v ,:..:■.■. ; . v.; CA :,carl ;iicy « ni\l , i •'. ' 1 

" ' 'i . .•■vn ;'.-. ,vfii, r rr.cir ^racc unfclt!, 

" (f •-:• . > AX.', iyi\,.f»y\'» clwtAj^e eacli r.Aj \ "y 

•• ■''.•' M-'i. til r.#r'iU, ftcwr-rs ;n Mav, 16a? i' 

" //..i; . f.-'-oi be titan tlicy, -* 


ART OF LQVE,^ ^i§ 

*♦ There is a fort of negligence^ 
** Which foTne eftcem as exxcllciice, 
*' Your art with fo mucb art to liide* * 

** That nothing of i: b; tlcfcricd i 1690 

'* To make your carclefs trciTes flow 
'^ With fo iBQch air, chat none fliould know 
" Whether they had been combM or no* 
"But, in this fo neglcfted Haifj 
'* Many a Heart has fonntl its fnare. 1695 

" Nature icJccd haa kindly fctrt 
•* Us laany things ; more wt invent ; ^ 
" Little enough, as I may fay, ^ 

« To keep our Beauty from tlccay. 
" As leaver that with fierce windi engage, 1700 
** Oar curling tr^iJTeB fall with age* 
"But tiien by German herbs We fitul 
" Cdour, for locks to grey inclined. 
'* Sometime 5 we purch afa Hair; and why ? 
'* Is not all tbal our own wc buy ? >:o5 : 

"You buy it publickly, fay they : 
•* Why tell us that, when we don't pay^ 
" Of French pomades the town is full : 
" Praife Heaven, no want of Spanifh Wool ! 
** Let them look flufht, let them look dead, 1710 
** That can't afford the White and Red. 
" In Covent Garden you buy pofies, 
** There we our Lilies and our Rofes. 
'* Who would a charming Eyebrow lack, 
** Who can get any thing that 's black ? 1715 

" Let 

^ JC > 2* ^ s * a 2^ M ^ 

■'' \jf9 .w y^t^. ymfs o«n lie ■ 

"' T -*! j»>rr:J»iK''*-T«wri« <if noT^ce: 

" ''T"mw^A r^'^ftr \fifc- -turn ^flnr »■ i^arer, 
« 'V.wv :s \>ere cww ivjt jiuMbote 
« Vtrr*! Wn^ -#v ile* rhe fice or ivan4i ?- 

« An/1 r^^*! fVin r«m^ hor <mM in rmrirfn^ r-xj 

« Y^', vh^^ 'rwill v-fU frirfh loiihe dniic^ 

" Krr rpir'/ jrll **1 y*v> *ri* riivine. 

'' Tnnf' ?•.'0'^>r'^ ^Iwre 7*wr ewe /tim.-iMcc; 

** Tr w ri^ wrork rtf jpww Vjb I>7cIc, 

^ WWien by > Rmmm wmiUI be faiimri ; 1739 

^ WhflC w«# Y hot CMriC^t riK TiPas pMnmt ? 

^' Th«f<^ '^ r<evef«l rhiiif(» HmuUI hoc be known ; 

" (Y^f rh#(« there k « cnrtMn drawn, 

'' V^ni r /WiT <m fit MMf)OA» keep 

'' Ffff^ Oiur ; who knorw^ (>vt you 'le «fleep ? 

" Wh^'i M.»r ftcthf tftUniTf hair^ »d eyes, 

" Ami whnt (-ffe xr fhe tMlet liet^ 

" Arft all faie on, we Ve faid to rtie. 

" 'I'h^r^ wnn n \.m\y wlmin I knew^ 1740 

'< Tlmt iffiiO \it nnmt\e(% 'cnuft Vif true^ 
" Wild hml t)i« (lirmakfl mifchance 
« t 'v^ lifrurd iif fmce I wai in France ; 
" I (1(1 |ii(ft(*l>i tlte th(ni|{hti of it 
" tfuvf ntitiiin )iut ma in a fit. 1745 

" OKI 



** Old Lidy Menu we! 1^1 diiiml)#r*tlii4if|. 

*' Jufl QA tU^ (im^ of thf M\ iltxttf 

" StQCK^o^cni tmd pr«y who (hiHiKI comtf 

** But Know nil Apuncbg in ilia rtjoin } 

** No finglo hair upon her Ufi*d 1 i^j^q 

** I ilvou^ht fhc WQukI kijtvc fell down (laid* 

^* At lift flte luund a c»p olf httifp 

** Which (lie put on wtEh fudi «n itir». 

•* Th« every Jock wii out of pUce, 

** And «]l luu)g dangling iJown her fnea* If 5^ 

*' ! wouhl not mortify unc fop 

" Exccpr ftmie twenty thftc E knowv 

** Her ctrclciroef* arul her defcft 

" Were Uid to MlArcri Prm'i ncglcftH 

" And muih U I -nature wtkh ItctmyVI, 1769 

*' By noifc ind fcuUljni^ with die maid* 

" The young look on fuch things 41 ftuffy 
** Thinking thtir hlocjm hau Ait enough* 
** When fn^ootli, wc matter it nut it all 1 
** 'Tis when th« TlMmes is rougli» wc {quail. 1765 
*' But, whatever 'tii may Im pretended, 
*' No face or ifaapo hut may lie mended. 
*' All have our faults, and mu(t aliide them, 
*' We therefore ihould take care to hide them* 
*« You 're fliort i fit ftill, you Ml taller fectn i vj-jo 
** You *re only ihorter from the Hem. 

'* By loofer garh your leanncfs iu conccnlM 1 

" By want of ftayi the groflcr fhape \ rcvcal'd. 

** The more the Uemiflics upon the feet, 

** The greater care the lace and (hoes be neat. 177'*. 

*' S«uur 

' " ..^: r.:»q If*' trt. t«a«i*---:r vim -^Trlow?. 

• .'■ .-l- ircTCTt -,Jm»tc Vor-^o -nn'.tr.aTitt 
' r ..... r \f: --M-t- :.:.-* -i«r -t^ »arrt- 

• V... ,s« :»rr turti :lio:-.;rt "ivcr 'Vc. i'-'tt 

'Jtyr M nit' ai'nrtiinff 1» A InncTj':iniV. r""^ * 

" .^■^ "jir .ii^l.irfcr "non? '\'.?.TX =irrath- 
•^ • > hi .- :\r '.'C -tf .p:iJ;--v'/.:rc TSfh.. 

'■ '^/y.v..-^ t rt'^/ep :ii«"(i, vhca ail /: diUfe: = 
" Art^H ^^.^^•/• are :omi«, -.vUr,. .au^Ii iilcc :acn, 

*' 'i'T^f^j T'*"-'"' ■■'?'• rt!h-»; '.^/; ; V* ;) 5ir.^%** i"} ■ 

" P; .- .'',-if f/»r -'rii*, r'- 'fiV. : ':is :\.iL 

" T'. ;^- /i-.'i.' .-ft*."; '.V,w -^''rt^r. you .v'.^L 

" />r ^;» • f/» i.^v* rrK^, rf>i€'*n, and cr', 1- 

'• f ».. ./ J'.^ ■,'•■»' '-^Ik -^ Crime, Ic: me fee : 
" M'f*. \t,\t v'"' //» JiTffi <lrof» yfiuf T; 
" I'flpil' t .fl* /' / ,'iiiir (jvccc'ti is iK;i:cr 
' Miicli let rlinniViii^ (4 unc IcLtcr. 

JAJ^T OF LOV*;, 317 

*^ Now Hfpi «n<i b^vc a fort of pn4« 1805 

^,*'/' Tq f«m «» if y<>ur i^ngyc wttrc tied i 
'** Thi* 18 fudi ii be £0 mi 11 j^ f*ttU, 
-'' Rfidier than Wtiutf ii Ihould he tJiuj^liCp # - 
'^ AtiiI I3QVV that yuu have IcArnt to tnlk» '^ ' 
** Tray Icr me Ut if you un walki 1810 

•* Tltere '1 many d;incuvg''in«ftcia treat ; 

" Of minAsfenicnt of 1ml rev' fccu ^ • 

" There 'a tome their muicinf? Kiit liivc chofe, 
*' Trendinj,^ without \Wt\ heel i>r t*ju9. 
" She thit .I'uth 'l^flllbp or Maiiwrbc*, ' 1815 

,^ ^* Cliufe* « ftep ihat h/ufiirh^ 

** Some gtddy crcft?uves, » if ihunainpt; 
*' SnTiitthift^ diiUWdf :nc nlw*y»t runninic^ 
^' Sumc |iriua' iik^ i' ri nehwouicoj who ndfl ■ 
** Ai our Lifu-guMd-jncni all «ilride, i8»o 

'* B\n erxh of ihtfv. liu^t: dccoiarhm 1 

«* According to their afrcdtation. 
** Thi^c dincc is graceful, and will picafc, 
" Where all the motions glide with cafe. 
" We to the ikilful theatre 18:5 

. *' This fccming want of art prefer. 

** 'Tis no fmall ait to give dire£lion 
** How to fuit knotb to each complcxioi^ 

• By the manner in which TnlTb and Malhcrhc arc 
rnentioned^ by Dr. Kinj^, they iccin not to have Ixcn 
the mofl falhionablc autliors of that aee. Our Awi)»oi 
has tranflatcd whac he calls ** an admirable Ode ut 
** Malhcrbc." N. 

«< Uow 

«" VVnn iilB^ ^vAoB^ dccrvw ink;« m* adL vCj» 
* .^:iic : 

*• ^-wac tibidL sr Looc. ymm gncD in ! 

^M Tyiut SaoMC vfcoD lowcs ^bor. 

'•* j^L Gcupun JB tkr limaimj ftonr : 1835 

** TiiT DTiB|]k» fcinV Ik ]&c gsndcm £■&. 
^ It s dK fdbion 9DV*«^r«^ 

** Tlxc alzBoft efciy Ladr plm. 
-^ Bs^ azkd FSqnet grov w ^ 

^TLcfubicr&cf cvrOsBBdr; it40 

*^ But «teber we divci^aa fedL 

^ Ifi tbdcy la Comely or ia Gleck* 

** Or Ombccy wlieie tme jodgtBcac cia 
-^ Difclofc the leodiDciitt of bsd ; 

<* Let S have a care how we diicoTer, 1 8^5 

** Efptdally beiiict; a Lorer, 
'^ Soczie-paiTiont which we flKmld ooocea], 

** But lieati of pbj too oft* rcreal^ 
■'^ For, be the matter fmali or giear« 

^ There 's hke abharreocc fior a cheat. fSco 

** There 't nochhig fpoils a Woman's gmce^ 

^ Like |)eevUhiiefv and making fiuxs : 

^ Tlien angry words and rude difcourfc, 

^ You may be fure, become diem woffe. 

^ With hopcf of gain when we 'le bcfer, 1855 

'^ We do too commonly forget 

^ Such*f;tttrdi ai fcreen us from thofe eyes 

^ Which may obfer^x us, and defpife, 

-** I 'd 




«* I *(i bum the cards, rather than know 

'* Of any of my fncnd$ did fo : i€6o 

-" I 'tc hcarii of fome fuch things i but J, 

" Thanks to my ilars, was never by. 
" Thus we taty pafs our time : the men 

"^ A tlvoufaiui ways divert chcir fplcej}^ 

** WhllA we fit pcevifhly withia; 186^5 

-** H noting,, cocking, racing, jokiflg, 

" FutJdhtTg, fwjmming;, fencing, fmoaking; 

''And little thinking how poor we 

** Muft vent our fcaodal o'er our tta» 

*' J fee no rcifon but we may 1*870 

** Be brifli, and equally as gay- 

*' Whene'er our Genrlcmen would range, 
' *' Wc 11 cake our chariot for tbe 'Change r 

•* [f tiiev *re diiijormg for the Play, 

** We '11 haften to the Opera ; 1875 

" Or when they '11 luflily caroufcr 

«* Wc *ll furely to the Indian Houfe : 

•* And at fuch coft whilft thus we roam, 

** For chcapncfis fake they *11 ftay at home. 

•* Few wife men's thoughts e*er yet purfucd 1880 
'*' That which their eyes had never view'd : 

•* And fo our never being fcen 

*' Is the fame thing as not t* have been. 

** Grandeur kfelf and Poverty 

*• Were equal if no witnefs by : 1885 

•*' And they who always fing alone 

^' Can ne'er be prais'd by more than one. 

a «'Haa 

rl** ZwAn, .•sr: ixd: is nil*. 

n:.. ' :;r.: iia-fs jrmsw -ptBd^mnt.- Six*. -*us 

t^. - V,- isi!4 usr lotf-. toil-. 

" t . r- Us inutntm Tiranu:. 3-iiauiimr 
Ti ti^:-' » *Si:cri tiit "¥"Ei: isel jobs 
1.R :■ -ill j»a:!' isrzt i-. cnt; iTa.r 

^•.rt a. ; "."■■iz:.'' ^unir.i. tiv.*.. 

7*.::" '1 ;,:.. .'\i. ifu: v_rr.sns nairjxir-u 

•/.;i II -:!'■;■ u«un!r I:il "SK-t TfflTS- 

!.'. ir.i:ir: ;•• lu^mrjt '-Jtnt 5*1 narx jxp^ 

*^ '..I., v:.-.- ■-«•.■• '.■irtrTti- r*'ici muBK-w 

'* .•; .■ 'aa;. \Ji:\ *:-. v.-ia :ifOL-ja lier-x 

*• A'.*: f •«.'* •'' i ."/'■ '.-Af;: iri: 

«f 'V/ii'/, l»{i^in^ all tbcir u!e br rosc» 
'* SiA \**t\.iuy fttil iisi r'fic fame note, 19 15 

" VViil *'li u» (if^t, an<i rorhicg more 
'<* 'f tin II wii4( a xUt^iuA hcaiu Ufore. 

« Though 



** Tho^jgh tlicy all marks of Lave pretend, 

•* There *s norbing vvliicli ihty Icfi intend : 

** And, 'midft a dioufand hideous oaths, 1929 

*' With jewels faJfc gnd borrowed cloa^ths, 

*' Our crafincfs may give belief 

" To one that is an trrant thief," 

The fpark was coming f ftic, undreft, 
Soutiks away as if poffeit^ 192^ 

Tiie Govtrnefs cries, " Where d'ye run?" 
" \VTiy, Madam, I \t but juft hcgun,** 
She bawls ; the otlver nothing liears. 
But leaves her prattling to the chain* 

Vinucj without thefe Httk arts, 1930 

At fir (I fubdues, then keeps, our hearts : 
And though more gracefully it fiiowa 
Widen it from lovely pcrfong flott^s j 
Yet often GoodneA rnoft prevaiU 
When Bc3U«^ in perfe6^ion fail^, 193 j 

Though every feature naayn't be well. 
Yet all together may excel. 
There 's nothing but will eafy prove, 
When all the reft 's made up by Love. 


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*i> 1- ■ ■'. ■ ••/''/^, <'^.r 'na,. -anc iitixr : isic 
'f f.t" v." ft ti -» ,■ ^^\-, V- fj-Mf yjsL wxa-ix'ji, 
/ f'f A a ffttf' 'f* 'f /fw /»:-» h^ji^ ar/i ftar, 



A$ ]te defcrvcs it, give btm hopc«i of life i 
A cruel Miftrcfs makes a fro ward Wife. 
AITs^t not foreign words : Love wUl impart 
A gentle flyle more excellent th^in art. 
Aiirca's '^ lines flow on with fo much cafe, '970 

That fbc who writes like them muO: furcly pleafc. 
Orinda*ii -f ii^-orks, wieK courtly graces ftor*d. 
True fcnfe in nice expreflioni will afford : 
Wbilft Cbudlcigh's J w^ords ferapliic thought! cxprcfs 
la loft) giandcur, bat without. cxcef^ 1975 


♦ A name affumed by Mrs, Aplira BcKn, a lady well 
known in the gay and poetical world in the licentious 
tcign of King '€llldc^ IL She was Authorcfs of fe- 
Tcotwn Playt, two volumes of Nov*:ls> feveral Tranfla* 
lions J ant) mauy P-oemi»t N. 

f The poetical name of Mrs. Catharine Philips. She 
wi% the daughter of John Fowler, merchant, and *born 
in London 16^1 ; w^s married to James PhiHps, of 
the Priory of Cardigan, efq. about the year 1647; and 
died in Fleet-ftreet, in the month of Juik, 1664. Her 
poems have been feveral times printed. She was alfo 
the writer of a volume of Letters, publiflicd many years 
after her death, to Sir Charles Cotterel, intituled, 
•* Letters from Orinda to Poliarchus ;" which have been 
admired. — Mrs. Philips was as much fained for her 
friendfliip, as for her poetry ; and had the good fortune 
to be equally efteemed bv the bcfl poet and the beft 
divine of her age. Dr. Jeremy Taylor addrelTcd l\is 
difcourfe ** on the nature and effc6ts of friendfliip" to 
this lady; and Mr. Cowley has celebrated her memory, 
in an elegant Ode preferved anriongft Ins Works. N, 

I This lady was dauglncr to Richard Lee, of Winfladc, 

b the county of Devon, efq. She was born in the 

y z year 


Oil, had not Beauty parts enough to wound^ 
But it mud pierce us with Poetic found ; 
Whild Phcebus fuffcrs female powers to tear 
Wreaths from his Daphne, which they juftly wear ! 

If greater things to lefTer we compare, 1980 

The (kill of Love is like the art of War. ',' 

The General fays, *^ Let him the Horfe command : 
•** You by that Eniign, you that Cannon (land : 
•* Where danger calls, let t* other bring fupplies.** 
Witli pleafure all obey, in hopes to rife. 1985 

"So, if you have a fervant Ikiird in Laws, 
Send him with moving fpecch to plead your caufe. 
He that has native unaffefted voice, 
In finging what you bid him,' will rejoice. 
And wealth, as beauty orders it beftow'd, 1990 

Would make ev*n Mifers in expences proud. 
But they, o'er whom Apollo rules, have hearts 
The mod fufceptible of Lovers' fmarts, 
And, like their God, fo they feel Cupid's darts : 
The Go<ls and Kings are by their labours prais'd'j 1995 
And tliey again by them to honour rais'd : 
For none to Heaven or Majefty expreft 
Their duty well, but in return were bleft. 
Nor did the mighty Scipio think it fcorn. 
That Ennius, in Calabrian mountains born, 2«co 

year 1656 ; became the wife of Sir George Chudleigh, 
of Afhton, in the fame county, bart. ; and died Dec. 
11;, 1710. Her Poems were twice printed in her life- 
time in one volume, 8vo. the fecond edition in 1709. 
She aifo publiQied a volume of ElTays upon.feveral 
fubjcfts in Profc and Vcrfc, 1710" N. 




His wars, reiiremcntfj cotincils, ihould attend, 
-In bII ditlinguifli'd hy the name of Frbnd. 
He thaCj for want of woi KU to ccinqucTi wept. 
Without con fill ting Homtr never flcpr. 
The Poet's cares ail Tcrmmare in fame ,• 2005 

As they obtain, they gi^rj a laAing came. 
Thus from the dead Lucrece anti Cynrliia rife^ 
And Berenice's hair adorns tiie flties* 
The facreti Bartl no treacherous craft difpUys, 
But virtuous a^oos crown a with his own bays. 201©^ 
Far from AmbicioLi and Wealth's fordid care, 
In him good-nature and content appear : 
And far from Courts, from ftudions parties fincc. 
He iigiis forth Laura's charms bencarh fome tree; 
Dcf pairing of the valued prize he loves, aw 5 

Commits his tbougbts to winds and echoing groves, 

poc'^* ]i^vt enilck delire and pafi^on frrong; 
Where once it limits, there it continues long. 
They know that Truth is tlie perpetual hand. 
By which the world and heaven of Love mull fland. 
The Poet's art foftens their tempers fo, 
That manners eafy as tlicir verfcs flow. 
Oh could they hut juft retribuiion find, 
And as thcmfclves what they adore be kind ! 
In v.iin they boaft of their celefiial hie, 2025 

Whiin there remains a Heaven to which tlicy caii'c 

fifpirc ! 
AptUcs full 'orought Venus to our view, 
With blouniirg charms an<l ^raccb ever iic.v, 

Y *3 ^Vh.o 

., t a S r.S POEMS. 

«« :., ...I. i..%i->«otvr '.-> oiMT&ls might remain, 

rV;.: v^ -.10 ;ai.v.- • • o". :»«• nitivc nain; to^ 

\ ;,v iw '"^iin-.; j»ow the Ptees join 

I V - .- \J.'_:»M and her Boy dirine, 

r 'u.^.^c^ Ui-'iwut.v BT>il firofs tbeir ni\zbck, Leani 
i M-^ r .1.1.1 »«.:i niir.Js iatpir'd cjold beib difcera* 

- .:,: ii i>* iodncr. tiia bow CowLer mov'd, «c»5 
■-..-.- - .:.! *»i»« ait K r.i? :' it Waller lor'd. 
r*;>c Dorfery :-* 'srh- .5 genero-js mini 
.'e.'.if, wir, lo--o:ir. erctr grace, combin'd; 
.\^ .:' i'js me ycrj ojc k:=c wifb woald tpare, 
\£ ..-.c- a Toet ;o r.:i zric-zSj rraycr. xo^o 

r»-»e Supncy's ti::c. \k.:l» cocJoor erer bkfi; 
r ' : Love U'i'.l t r<r: X.V. xi'th his aihcs reft. 
1 iiLrc let warm :'pke a=i fraeraar odoon ban. 
An J cverlaftisg l«T£rs firrfame his arn. 

Not ilat :J>c " t?rz T^T- i is to be icom'd : ic^j 

rtil'iin wan c: :i'. .» ^:->. ii niU aiir2*J- 

U'}Oii :be roc.-T:* ':■'-. -iait- rare -iisz : 
Arid it = 'i *-'.i : -li..*.'. .. j, wTinrziii hia praiic, 
Ti) tl.c.T L-" - li. 'l "rz.:: rtal liurtls raii'c. -":=''n r. .:■: : -fC- : :c : ^ cia rtach jc-u more 

And IT.: k i :ri a-lW 'J: a: -t:n::^;izh PL<-6ck's an 
C'4ji .•■ .'•.■•"rt": :--*t c: \V:i inipsji. 
Sec r^t.-rcii e rr F :^:::"o'i Erare, 
>cc Timcr.&nt make Riji^xit L:s liaTC; 
An J i l.a»di'i wMb Lti SlIucl; v-goEJ- rave. 


4iK'T OF LOVE.. 327 

TImoq^ ^Apia's nurfenes and gardcDS walk, 
' And find how Nymphs transfbrm'd by amorous colours 
talk. . 
Pomona fee wich^Milton^s grandeur rife, 2060 

The mod delicious firuit of Paradife, 
Wvik Apples might the 6rft>bora man deceive. 
And more perfuafive voice than tempting Eve, 
Not to confine you here { for many more 
Britai&'s luxuriant weahh has flill in Aore, 206% 

Whom would I number up, I mud outrun 
The longed courfc of the laborious fun. 


/^ U R manners like our countenance (hould he ; 

^^ They always candid, and the other free : 

But, when our raind by anger is poiTeft, iz-o 

Our noble manhood is transform'd to beafr. 

No feature then its wonted grace retains, 

When the blootl bhckcns in the fvvelling vcirs : 

The eye-balls (hoot out ner\^ dart?, would kill 

Tli' oppofcr, if the Gorgon had its will. a: -5 

When Pallas in a river faw the flute 

Deform 'd her cheeks, fhe let the reed be mure. 

Anger no more will monify the face, 

Which in that pafTion o'ice conful:^ \xt elaf-s. 

Y 4 ^ " I cr 

.^^ KING'S ? O E M i 

i.ez Be'-rr ne'^r be wirh diis tonnent Gcix*a^ zooa- 

Ak ever reft iazaitj and ever pieat'A. 

A dark and fallen hrow feems :o reprove 

The f:r!T advances rhac are made m Love, 

To which there 's ncrhzn^ moR averie tiiaa pcae. 

Men without fpeaking often are denied : ic^ 

Anri a dJ'dainfal look coo oft* reveals 

Thofe rec<^3 of hacred which the tongue coaceala. 

When r;«s m<:et eyes^ ^xu^ iiniles to fmiles remrn^ 

Tis then both hcarw with equal ardoar burn, 

And by rheir muroal paftlon fboa will know ir.90 

Tha: all are da.Ts, and (hot from Cupid's bow. 

Bur, when forri.- lovely fonn docs fhrilce your eves. 

Be cautious ftill how yon adnxt fnrprize. 

What you would love, with quick difcretioa view : 

The oVyz£t may deceive by being new. 2095 

Vou may fubmic to a too hally fate. 

And would fhake otf the yc>ke when 'tis tec late ; 

VVc ofrcn into our dcilru£::on iiiik. 

By not allowing time enough to think. 

Refift at firft : for help in vain wc pray, iio© 

When i)):s have gain'd full Arengtb by long dclay^ 

i/C fpccdy ; le(l perhaps the growing hour 

I'.i'^ wlMt \% now within, l>cyond our power. 

L"vf, M<} a fire IB (itie» finds incrcafc, 

('>!.( '.cd';, nnd till the whole's dedroy'd won't ceafe. 

r wi'li alUuenicntc does, like rivers, rife 

I'lom little fprin^R, tnlargM by vaft fupplics. 

n.i'l IVfinba Krjjt this ^uard, Ihc had nor flood 

A mor.Mniniidl (liinc i.i wccj^iii^J v,'(.uil. 

t rciaufc 


fioatufe tltit Ldvc h pIcaHng m m pftiti, 11 1» 

Wc not without rc1ud\ancc hcAlrb obt-iiflp 

PhyfKk mty urry tiJt to-morrow's lun, 

XVhilfl the CM^^W poiions through i\\<i vitds run. 

Tbe tree not to be Ihook Has pieic*cl tli? ground ; 

And death mtift follow^ the ticje^lcfl^d wound. 1115 

Q^cr different ages Love bt^rs difiiricnt fway» 
T^ket various turtif 10 make all kirt« o\x)\ 
The Colt unbacked wc footh wish p^mlc trace; 
%Ve feed the Runocr tkftin'd fat iht race 1 
And Vis with time and nialkr^ wc prcjuini a 12* 

The tnanag'J Couriers ruihitig to the viaw 
Ambitioua Youth wiH have fome 1 parks of pride, 
And not without impatience be dtnkd. 
It 10 his Love a Rival you aftbttU 
Ytm then prcfcnt a trial for his fXvort! t 1445 

Hk ca^cr warmth dit\iains to be |>cjplej(ij 
And rambles to the beauty that is next. 
Maturer years proceed with care and Icnfc, 
And, as they fcldom give. To fcMoni take offcacc : 
For he that knows rcfiftancc is in vain, 2130 

Knows likcwifc ftruggling will incieafc his pain. 
Like wood that 's lately cut in Paphian Grove, 
Time makes him a fit facrificc for Love. 
By flow degrees he fans the gentle fire, 
Till pcrfcvcrancc makes rlie flame alpirc. 11 y^ 

This Love 's more furc, the other is more gay 1 
But then he roves, whillt this is t'orcM to (lay. 
There are feme tempers which vou mull oblige, 
Not by a tjuick funeniUr, but a lu j^c; 


vjo K I N G'S P O E -V ^ 

'Im: iiiof' aic picas 'Cy wiien driven to ticipair 2 140 
By wiuc :iicy 'fc pkas'd iv call a cruel fair. 
'J^itcv til ink, uuicib cbeir ufa^ lias been hard, 
'I'licif confjuelc lolcs pan: of its reward. 
'J'liUb luuK ratfc fpiccn fruiu-clieir abtiundintr wealth, 
Aiui, ciu^'d wieii (wceu, mnr ^«s fctsk ilicir faealtiv. 
Am: iiiaiiy a Ukic uul:^ ir:> defrru^lion had 
By luix iii^' kaiiiy faik, iik> fuU uf wiiul. 
is 1'. nut tieaciierv ti/'dccxare 

Tiic IccMt pans vvr );a\t: i:: wai ^ 

Is it irtX iol;y iv anvi:: 21 50 

Oi*.^ cucmv a nakt.-t' witft. * 

Yet '.IS luy wcakncis tv ctmfcis 

Wiiaf pu^s lura c#!.«3 ;e tsittzrfsj 

But niRTD !t is 'uch Beattx "^ as be 

yv/itlt tt'kii iv much vaoott-, ^*55 

'I'tj iliink that whcidue'er taer turn, 

\\ ijKX-vci luv/kt VA ri«eiB muit bum. 

• lci*ul;^ivus that ti.'s word ccrrcvs at prtfert a 
\Li) d j rt «. t c Jic idci from i ■ s o! j ^. : n al "»' gc ifi cation ; whic h 
W4S pi^iiJ/ tljii vf ^>f acci-mpiiJied''gemtlemmi,'^How 
ojHcicjjc «rv tiic iijaniy Bt^ux of Faiquhar from tLe 
|;icU-iiC Mjc2i<;<:xt> ! and Itow insfiv intcnncdiate gra- 
il ai ions liitvc aiifcn Uriwccr tlicm ! Th^ srtnuir^e Bcru 
rf|)|M.His lu luvc l>ccn cotiuptcd by a fcrvilc imitation c; 
ilui lu«lu*u;us ciiara^.K-r i\k petit-mat trf cf our ncigi:- 
biibf 1141 u/ti { a liilc aH<r^>0(i bv fuch of that vain pcop'e 
as lud nu uthci, in huiiibk emulation uf their granei' 
mtiih0, l.(>uis» tiu: Fouttctmh. From thcfc came rhe 
|,i»ui Fi»|)pinti^uus and Sir Harry Wtldairs; and from 
iU&:iu dt^cncraicd by degrcc:> the Fribble and ilic 
Mfiiiiiiiiy i N. 


JERT OP' LOVE* 35-1 

Wut ihey detlrc llipy think it true, 
With fin alt ^ncdii I Agt 111 enc from you* 
Thpv will « fmtflo lot^k improvci. ti6a 

And take civiliifes far 1ov«4 

" \V^o hU fcjtpeilibU \ fitt lit pky i 
•* Wi» *t not 1 MiArciii imwle j'ou iUy?** 
The B«y U firMi fiit:% «« Now I ^nd 
** 1 out of pity nmft be kind i ti65 

" Sht li|^h*d, impaticiii till 1 camt.'* 
Thu^, ibaring to the hrcly fl«me> 
Wc fee the viiin authiiinui Fly 
l^rcli ill. ^:iy w\nv-^, fliri. anrcgarded die. 

. Both fexcs have their jcaloufyt tuo 

And ways to gain their ends tkcrebyi 
But ofttotimet too quiok belief 
Hm givfti a«AiddtA vtnt to griefi 
Ocea(]OQ*d by fome perfona lying» 
To fct an eafy wife a-crying : 1 1 7 -, 

And Procris long ago, alas I 
Expcrienc'd ihi? unhapvpy calc. 

There is a Mount, Hymcitua ftylM, 
Where Pinks and Rofcmary arc wild, 
Where Strawberries and Myrtles grow, 1 1 So 

And Violets make a purple Ihow j 
Where ihc fweet Bays and Lauicl Ihine, 
All (haded by the lofty Pine ; 
Where Zephyrs, with their wanton motion, 
Have all the leaves at tlicir devotion. 21^5 

Here Cephalus, who Hunting lov'd, 
When dogs and picn wcic both itmov'd, 


And all his dully labour done. 
In the meridian of the fuiiy 

Into fome fecret hedge would creep, 21 99 

And (ing, and hum himfeif afleep. 
'But commonly being hoc and dry. 
He thus would for fome cooler cry : 

*« O now, if fome 

<< Cooler would come ! 2x95 

« Deareft, rarcft, 
" Lovclieft, faircft, 

*' Cooler, come ! 
*< Oh, Air, 

*' Frefh and rare ; a2oo 

« Dcarefty rareft, 

" Lovelicft, faireft, 

** Cooler, come; Cooler, come; Cooler, come !" 
A Woman, that had heard him iing. 
Soon had her malice on the wing ; 2205 

For Females ufually don't want 
A FcUow-gofllp that will cant ; 
Who ftill is plcai.'d whh others ailt. 
And therefore carries fpiteful tales. 
She thought that (he might raife fome flrifc 2210 
By telling fomething to his Wife : 
That once upon a time ihe ftood 
In fuch a place, in fuch a wood. 
On fuch a day, and fuch a year. 
There did, at kaft there did appear 2215 

('Caufe for the world fhc would not lye, 
As Hic mull tcU her by the bye) 



Her Hafbaud ; firfl move loudly bauUngi 

And after war J s Qiorc fafdy calling 

A perfon r.oc of the befl fame, %ii9 

And Miilrefs Cooltr was her narr-e. 

" Now, GolTip, why fliautd ike tovne thither J 

** But diar rhey mi give be naught together ?" 
When Cth bcar^l all^ her colour turn'd, 

And tliough htr heart witlun her burn'dj 4225 

And eye balls fcnt forth fuddcn flafhes. 

Her checks and lips vvcre pale 2% aOics* 

Then, ** Woe the day that fhe was born T 

Thtt night rail innocent was torn : 

Many a thump was given the brcaft, ^230 

" And flier, oh, flje ihoakl never reft I 

•' She lliai: would heigh her to the wood, 

^ And he 'd repent it — that be flioulcL" 

With eai;er hafle away Ac moves. 

Never regarding Tcarf or gloves : 2*35 

Into the grotto Ibon ihc creeps. 

And into every thicket peeps, 

And to her eyes there did appear 

Two prints of bodies — that was clear : 

*• And now (ihe cries) I plainly fee 2940 

** How time and place, and all agree : 

" But here 's a Covert, where I 'U lie, 

** And 1 ihall have them by and by." 

'Twas noon ; and Ccphalus, as laft time, 
Heated and ruffled with his paflime, 2245 

Came to the very felf-fame place 
Where he was us'd to walh his fape j 




And then he fung, and then he hum^l^ 

And on his knee with fingers thrum-d. 

'When CriiTy found. all mttters^tiry .«5e 

And that he only wanted Air, 

Saw what derice wastoc^ to fool her, 

And no fuch one as MifVrefs Cooler; 

Midruiting thenno future- harms, 
'She would have ruih'd into his arms ; ^n^^ 

But, as theletTcs began to- ruflle. 

He thought'fome beaft had made the buille. 

He (hot, then cried, " I *vc kill'd my Deer."— 

«* Ay, fo you have," (fays Cris) " I fear." — 
'** Why, CritTy, pray what made you here .-" 

" By Goflip Trot, 1 underftood 

'< You kept a fmall Girl in this wood." 

Qpoth Ccph, " *Tis pky thou (hould*fl die 

•* For this thy fooliflijealoufy : 

•* For *ris a paflion that docs move 2-2*5 

*< Too often from ^xcefs of love." 

Bur, when they fought for wound full-fore. 

The petticoat was only tore. 

And fhe had got a kifty thxmip, 

•Which in forae meafure i)rui^ her rump. ^270 

Then home moft lovingly they went : 

Neither had reafon to repent. 

Their following years pafs'd in content; 

And CriiTy made him the beft wife 

For the remainder of his life. f« 75 

The Mufe has done, nor will more laws obtnide, 
JLcfl ^e, by beii^ tcdiousi • ihould be nide. 




'Untoce Love's fwans, let thena unhirncfsM ftray, 

Atkd eac AmbrofiA chrougU the milky way. 

Give liberty co every Papbian Dore, -21 So 

And let them freely with the Cupids rare. 

But, when ihc Am^TJOm^n tropliies rife 

With moiiumervii of their paft viflorics ; 

Wifh wiiat difcrerioTi and what art they fought jf 

J-ct Uicm recotd, ** They were hy OvJD taught.** 2285 



An inomipanible Oob of MikLHEKBE's *, writtca 
by him wbea the Marriage was on &ot between 
the King or Fran'ce f and Anne of Adstsia. 

Tranflated by a great Admirer of the Eafinels of 
French Poetry. 

Xletti Ammtfi heUe^ This Anna fo fur, 

Sl^OM i-amtefifcrt^ So talk'd of by fame, 

■Tntrqaa^ ne r:ient eile ? Why don't flie appear? 

Frajmnty elU a tart I Indeed, (he *s to blame ! 

Som Louis fiipire Lewis iighs for the fake 

Apres fes afpas : Of her charms, as they fay 5 

^^u€ veut ilU dire^ What exctffe can (he make 

Slme elli m vunt patf For not coining away? 

Si il Mi la poffetUi If he does not pofTcfs, 

Us* en 'va mouriri He dies with defpair; . 

J)9Mn9nsy remede^ Let 's give him redrefs, 

JBkns la qucrir. And go find out the Fair. 

• The Tranflator propofed to turn this Ode with all 
imaginable exaclnefs ; and he hopes he has been pretty 
jufl to Malhcrbe: only in the fixth line he has made 
a fmall addition of thcfc three words, ** «s they fay ;" 
which he thinks is excufable, if we confider the French 
Poet there talks a little too familiarly of the king's 
pailion, as if the king himfelf had owned it to him. 
The Tranflator thinks it more mannerly and refpe£iful 
in Malherbe to pretend to have the accoutft of it only 
by hearfay. King. 

t Lewis the Fourteenth. 


t in 1 t t^ 



Firfl imntdii in 1699. 


"npHE Audior of tht folluwig^ Poem may be chougU 
'^ to writft for fame, antl tlie applaufe of the town ; 
but he wholly difowns it ; for be writes only' for die 
^public good J the ben die of Uh country, anti tlie manu* 
fa£ture of England. It b well known, ih^i grave iV- 
•naiors have uttcn, ac the Pakce-yard, rtfrcflied thcm- 
felves with Barley-brorii in a morning, which has had a 
•qFcry folid influence on their counfels ; it is therefore 
hoped that other perfons may ufe it with the hke 
fuccefs. No man^an be ignorant, how of late years 
•Coffee and Tea in a morning hassfrevailed; nay, Cold 

• Written to pleafe a Gentleman, who tliought no- 
thing fmooth or lofty could be written upon a mean 
tfobjeft; b«t had no intent of making any reflection 
upon " The Difpenfary," which has delervcdly gained 
a lalliDg reputation. King. 



Waters have obtained their commendatioD j and WeHs 
are fprung up from A6^on to Ifliogton, and crofs the 
water to Lambeth. ^ Thefe liquors h«vc icvenl eminent 
champions of all profeilions. But there have not been 
wanting perfons, in all ages, that have ihewn a true 
love for their country, and the proper diet of it, ts 
Watcr-grucl, Milk-porridge, Rice-milk, and cfpccially 
Furmetry both with Plums and without. To this, end, 
feveral wonhy perfons have encouraged the eating fuch 
wholefome diet in a morning; and, that the poor may 
be provided, they Lave deGrcd feveral Matrons -to Aand 
at Smithficld-bars, Leadcn^hall-market, Stocks-market, 
and divers other noted places in the City, efpecially at 
Fleet-ditch; there to difpenfe Furmetry to labouring 
people, and the poor, at reafonable rates, at three-half- 
pence and two-pence a di(b, which is not dear, the 
Plums being coniidered. 

The places are generally -ftilcd Furmetanes, becaofe 
that food has got the general efteem ; but that at Fleet- 
ditch I take to be one of the mod remarkable, and 
therefore ■ I have ftylcd it, •« The Furmetary ;*• and 
could eafily have had a certificate of the ufefulnefs of 
tliis Furmetary, figncd by feveral eminent Camnen, 
Gardeners, Joumcymen-taylors, and Baiket-women, 
Avho have promifed to contribute to the maintenance of 
the fame, in cafe the CoOee-houfes ihould proceed to 
oppofe it. 

I have thought this a very -proper fubjed for an 
Heroic Poem; and endeavoured to be as fmooth in my 
verfe, and .as inoffeniive in my charaders, as rwas pof- 
Ji tfible. 


ible. It is foy cafe with LycretiuSj chat I wntc upon 
I a fubjeft not created of bj the Ancients* But, '* the 
i; '* greater labour, the greater glory. '^ 
'i Virgil had ^ Homer to imitate ; but I fb&d upon my 
; owti legs, without any fnpport from abroad, 1 chert- 
fore fliall have more occafion for the Reader *6 favour, 
who, from the kind acceptance of this, may cxpe^ the 
dcfcription of other Furmetaries about this City, from 
hi^ mofl hutnble ferraotj 

Ano TBR fii AkDp 



^^^^O fooacr did the grey-cy'd Morning p€ep, 

•'^ ^ A n d y aw n ing mortals Arc tch t btrnfe lv« from deep ,- 

Fioders of gold were now but newly paft, 

And baftet-womtn did to Market baftc ; 

The Waichtnen were but juft returning home, 5 

■ To give the Thieves more liberty to roam ; 
-When from- a hill, by growing beams of light, 

A ftatcly pile was oflFcr'd to the fight; 
^luiee fpacious doors let paiTengers go through. 

And dtftant ftones did terminate their view : r* 

/Jufthcre, as ancient Poets fing, there flood 
'The noble palace of the valiant Lud j 

Mis image now appears in Portland ftone, 
'Each fide fupported by a god -like fon * : 


* As Dr. King's defcripiion of Ludgate, though fa- 

<nili«r to tiie prtfc-nt age, will bt: \ch intelligible ro the 

Z 2 vii\ivi 


.^40 K IN G'S P O EMS/ 

But, underneith, all the three heroes -fhincy ^15 

vjn living colours, drawn upon a fign, 

Which (hews the wav to Ale, but not to Wine. 

Near is a place cnclosM with* iron-bars, 
-Where many, mortals curfe their cruel flars, 
.When brought by Ufurers into xliftrcfs, 4B0 

For having little, Aill muft live on lefs : 

Stern Avarice there keeps the relentlefs dcx)r. 

And bids each wretch eternally be poor. 

Hence Hunger rifes, difmally he ftalks. 

And takes each finglc prifoner in his walks : ^5 

This duty done, the meagre monfter ftares, 
.Holds up his bones, ^nd thus begins his^ prayers : 

** Thou, Goddefs Famine, that canfl fend us blights^ 

** With parching heat by day, and ilorm by nights^ ' 

rifing generacion, it mav not be iniproper to obfcrve, 
that Its name, which Geoffry of Monmouth has afcribed 
to King Lud, was with ereatcr propriety derived from 
!5ts fituacion near the rivulet Flud, or Fleet, which rah 
near it. — So early as 137;?, Ludgate was conAituted a 
prifon for poor debtors who were free of the city j and 
was greatly enlarged in i4«;4, by Sir Stephen Forfter, 
who, after having been hinrfelf confined there, became 
lord nvayor of London, and eilablilhed feveral bene- 
volent regulations for its government.— -The old gate 
becoming ruinous, an elegant building, as above de- 
fcribed by Dr. King, was erefted in 1586, with the 
IVatue of Qjaeen Elizabeth on the Weft front, and thofe 
of the pretended King Lud and liis two fons on the 
Eaft. This was pulled down in 1760, jind the ftatue 
4^f rElizal)eth placed againft tlie church of St. Dun (Ian 
in the Weft. Since that time, the city debtors have 
been confined in a part of the London .workhoufe in 
Biihopfgatc-ftr«ct. N. 

« Affift 


** AlHft me now : fo may all hnds be thmc, 30 

" And fboals of orphans At thy altars pine ! 

'* Long xTtzv thy rdgn cdnrinue orr cacli fKore, 

'* WhLrcr-tver Heacc and Pleat^^ rcian'tl before 1 

" Tmufl confefs, that to thy gracious hand 

*■ I widows owe, that are at my command 1 3^ 

" I joy to hear their numerous diiltlrcn's cric^ j 

** And hhh thy powerj to find they Ve no iupplies. 

** I ihaok thee for thofc Martyrs, who would flee 

** Fronri fupcri\itloii<; rites and tvrantty, t 

** And find their fcllncfs of reward in mc. 4c J 

'* But 'tis with much humility 1 own, 

** That generous favour you have Uwly flmwnt' 

** When men, titai bravelv have thtir countiy fervM, ^ 

** ReccivM tlie juft reward that they dtf^rv'tl, I' 

** And are preferr'd to nnc, and fhall he ilanr'd* J 

*' 1 can, but with regretj I can ikfpife 

" Innumerable of the [-ondon cries, 

** Wlien Pcafc^ and Mackarcl, wkh tl^iir harfher foiind, 

" The tender organs of my ears confound ; 

"But that which makes my projc6t:s all mifcarry, 5-^ 

**'Is this inhuman, fatal Furmetary. 

^* Not far from hence, juft by the Bridge of Fleer, 
** With Spoons and Porringers, and Napkin neat, 
" A fai thief? Syren docs entice the fenfe, 
** By fumes of viands, which Ihe docs difpenfe 55 
**'To mortal ftomachs, for rewarding pence ; 
** Whilft each man's earliefl thoughts would banifh me, 
** Who have no other crack but thee." 





CANTO 11. 

TTTHfLST fvifih-likc prayers keen Hunger would 
^ ^ advance. 

Fainting and weaknefs threw him in & crance : 60 

Famine took pity on her careful flavey 
And kindly to him this aiEll:ance gave. 
She took che figure of a thin parched Maid, 
Who many years had for a Hufband flsud; 
And, coming near to Hunger, thus (he faid : 61 

** My darling fon, whilfl Peace and Plenty {aalt, 
** And Happincfs would over-run this ifie, 
** I joj^ to fee, by this thy prefent care, 
** I 've flfll fome friends remaining (ince the war : 
" In fpite of us, A docs on Venifen feed, 70 

'* And Bread and Butter is for B decreed ; 
••CD combines with E F's generous foul, 
** To pafs their minutes with :he fparkling bowl; 
** II I's good-nature, from his cndlefs (lore, 
** Js Aiil conferring bleflings on the poor, 
■• For nonc» except 'tis K, regards them more. 
** L, M, N, O, P, Q^ is vainly great, 
" And fquanders half his fubflance in a treat. 
** Nice eating by R, S, is underAood 3 
•* T*s fuppcr, though but little, yet is good 1 80 

" H'h convcrfation 's equal to his wine, 
•« You fup with W, whene'er vou dine : 





'* Ramble to the n<;KC Eating-haufc the)' find j 

** Pleaf^nti good*humourMp bcAutifuli atitl ^a^^^ 

'* Soiiictimts with niufick, anddunctimc«i wict* pUv, 

*' Prplong rhcir [ilcafare$ till th* «i)>prt> aching th\\ 

'* AMt> FtR SE Ai4d ilone, Av Pm^tv \ifi', 

*' Th^ (lining diilatei! of my rtilcfl putfuetf 

** No fwmging coachman tloes afore lufn Jhincp go ' 

■* Nor lus be Any cotiflant pfuce to iljn??^ 

** But all his notions of r mcfll arc minf. 

" Haftc, haft*, to him, a-bictinig pvt from mt, 

" And bid him write fhaip things on FUJiM^TaY, 

" Bur I would h*ve thee to Cfl!fe<iro go, 95 

" And let Tobacco too thy ^ufm^l' knowj 

'*- With famous Teed rum a in tlna ca(c mhift, 

** Rdy on Sagrw* who ii alwjjyi: vvtfc, 

Amidft fucb counfcl, batiifli all dcfpatr r 
w Truft me, you fliall fitcceetl in this il!iiirt 100 

" That projcft which they Fu«mbtary call, 
«♦ Before next Breakfaft-time (hall furcly fall!" 

This faidy (he quickly vaniflv'd in a wind 
Had long within her body been continM. 
Thus Hercules, when he his miftrcfs found, 103 

Soon knew her by her fcent, an<l by her found. 

z 4 c: A N T O 

:i44 fclNG'S POEMS. 

G A N T O ni. 

TT U ^ G E R rt;o;c*d to hear the blefi i 

^^ Thai FuitiiETAitY (houlii do longer fbnds 

\Vi:h IrsrcU he to Colledxo's xnanuon flies» 

As J b:«.'.> :he palc-fac'd mortal quickly rife. iitt 

'* Ai lie, my fricDii ; for upon thee do wait 
** Diimil events and prodigies of Fare ! 
•' 'Ti> break of day, thy foocy broth prepare, 
*' And all diy other liquoi^ for a war : 
•• Rouic up Tobacco, whoie delicious iigfat, '^5 1 
" Illumir.aied round with beams of li^u, > 

** To !r.y inpatient micd will caufe delight. J 

•• Ho A' will he conquer r.oitrils :i2at.pTrfumc 
•* To f:a=- ux' a:tack of his impetuous fume ? 
•' Lt: l^i- '.-oinc TcLv:-::^i :v>o iv: cill'd to anns, no 
•* For l:t -—^ couri^c „■: iLi aii^:: cf charms : 
•' Sagot '-jLiui co'aT.:z\ :i'.'.> lis wiksfal brains, 
'* Bu: :..-" iii> w::V.oi:: ^i.«.-::l'.v^1> his pains; 
'• T:> .ir ihiil w-i >•>: >;-.^c, ix iail enict 
•* Tha: glc:icj3 co.:q.;t.: .-.hic.i we all expecL: 1*5 
•• T..= ^rivc Kl-ctltnus !ball ccinocand this force.; 
•• He ■". iBct: Tubi:-:::o'> Fccc, cr^ which is worfej 
" Cppc:*- :"r.c f\;ry cr Cara;A.:ni*.l i Here. 
*' For :..>, :h:> he !hil". I.avc each ci.\'r 
•• Drink Cz^ety :cin_hu: jar, *i.»U»«»:rfr **?.*• i;^ 

It wa-* r:Ot loE^ e:c rht Oiar., ..> \v,\'s me:, 




Then Sagoe, rifing, faid, ** I hope you hear 

" HuD^er's advice with an obedient car; 

*' Our great ttcfign admits of no dclar, 13 c 

'* Famine CDtnmands, and wc muft all obey - 

" That Syrtn which docs Furmetary keep'- 

** LoEg fincc h liitn from the bands of fleep j 

•* Her Spoon* and PorriDgers, with an difplay'd, 

'*^ Many of Hunger's fubje£is have betray 'd." 140 

■* To arms'* He£lorv as cried ; ** Gofftdro (lout, . 
*' I Hue forth liquor from thy fcalding fpoutl" 

Great 0*ie*aDd-all-i gives the fird alarms j 
Then eacb' man fnatches up offcnfivc anns> 
To Ditdi of Fleet coiarageoufly they run, 14J 

Quicker than tliought ; the battle is begun s 
Hc£t:orvus firft Tubcarrio does attack, 
And by furprizc foon lays him on hi& back j 
Tliirflo and Drowtho tbcn^ appmaching near. 
Soon rjvenlirow two m3gaz;ines of Beer- i^© 

The Incoctnt Syrena Iktle tliou^ht 
That all thefe arms againd herfelf were brought ; 
Nor that in her defence the drink, was fpilt : 
How could flic fear^ that, never yet knew guilt ? 
H«r fragrant Juice, and her delicious Plums, 155 

She docs difpenft^ (with gold upon her thumbs) : 
Virgins and Youths around her flood ; Ihe fate, 
Environ'd with a Wooden -chair of flate. 

In the mean time. Tobacco drives to vex 
A numerous fquadron of the tender fcx ; 1 60 

What with ftrong fmoak, and with his ftronger breath, 
He funks Balkctia and her fon to death. 


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' . ''..-Krrzr. za : xe ou. 

■<-.«:: .s:rU3t» 1 rCC ■ ETC . 

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,.*,i.'. I'. '.!.u-, .//•.•.^., '. I'M! aec Jovj in, ace ^is^ 

M U L L Y 

I 347 ] 

FirA printed by the Author in 1 704*,., 

TrffOUNTOWN t i thou {\mt rctrta from Dublim- 

-'' ^ c area J 

Be famous for thy Apples and thy Pears ; 

For Turnips, Carrots, Lc^ucc, Beans, an<l Pc«fej 

For Peggy's Butter, axjd for Peggy's Clicefc. 

May clouds of Pigeons round about tliee fly t 5 

But comiefccnd fometimes lo make a Pye. 

May fat Gcefe gaggle wirh melodious voice, 

Atid nc*cr want Goofe hemes or Apple-fauce I 

Ducks in thy Ponds, and Clvickeu in thy Pens, 

And be ihy Turkeys numerous as thy Hens I to 

May thy black Pigs lie warm in little^ rtye, 

And have no thought to grieve them till they die f 

Mountown ! the Mufes' mod delicious theme; 

Oh ! may thy Codlins ever fwim in Cream ! 

Thy Rafp- and Straw-berries in Bourdcaux drown, 15. 

To add a redder tinfVure to their own ! 

• It was taken for a State Poem, and to have many 
myfteries in it j though it was only made, as well as 
•* Orpheus and Eurydice," for country diverfion. King. 

t A pleafant villa to the South of Dublin, near the 


34« KING'S Pa*EMS; 

Thy White-wine, Sugar, Milk, together club. 

To make that gentle viand Syllabub *. 

Thy 'Tacts to Tartsj Cheeftf-cakes to Cheefe-vakes join. 

To fpoil the rclifli of the flowing Wine. 20 

But to the 'fading palate bring relief; 

By thy Weftphalian Ham, or Bclgic Beefy 

And, to complete thy bleilings, in a word, 

May (IHl thy foil be generous as its Lord-H 


Olv! Peggy, IVggy, when thougocfttobtew, t$- 
Confider well what you *re about to da; 
Be very wife, very fedately think 
That what you *re going now to make is drink^ 
Confider who muft drink that drinki and then,- 
What 'tis to have thcpraifc of bBnfftfnzn : 30 

* " Peace to thy gentle Ihade, fweet-fmiling' Henni-' 
« ver !" — would have, been our Author's ejacuUtioQ,> 
if he had lived in 1775; when the admirers of this 
** gentle viand" lamented the irreparable lofs of the. 
foundrefs of the Laftarium. 

" Lac mihi non aeftaitc novum, non frigore defit;*" 
**'My milk in fummer's drought, nor whiter fails ;'* 
was the Matron's invitation to the publick ; whilil her 
happy cottage prefented the liveliell refledtion of its 
benignant owner : 

•* Quam dives pecoris nivei, quam la6lis abundans !* 
« What lufcious milk, what rural (lores arc mine !" N. 

t Jw^g^ Upton. 




*FoE Purely, I*ej?gy> while that drink docs hft, ^., 
*Cis Ptggjr will be tnafitd or difgrm^d. 
ThcQ, it" iliv Ale in ^/i^yj thou vvould'ft confine. 
To make its fparkling rays in bcaucf ibine, 
Let thy clean Bottle be entirely dry. 
Left a white fubflance to the furface fly, 
JLnd, floating there, diflurb the curiou*; eyq, 
But this gteat ma^sc^lm muft be underfloodj 
*' Be fure, nay very fure, thy t^rk ^le good !" 
Then future age* ihall of Peggy lelJ, ^o 

That Nymph that htrm'd ami bQtiitd Ale fo well. 


How fleet iJ ak ! how many things have breffthi 
"Which in a moment they refign to death j 
Deprived of Itght, and all their happicft fiate, 
Not by tbdr fault, but fomc o*er-ruling Fate [ 45 

^Although fair fli^wersi that juftly might invite^ 
Are cropi, nay torn away, for man^s delight; 
•¥ct ili'l'thofe flowers, alas ! can make no moan^ 
tJor has Narciflus now a power to fjroan ! 
But allthofe things which breathe inditferent frame, 50 
By tic of common breath, man's pity claim. 
•A gentle Lamb has rhetorick to plead, 
And, when fhe fees the Butcher's knife decreed. 
Her voice intrcats "him not to make her bleed : 
But cruel gain, and luxury of tafte, 55 

With pride, flill lays mzn^ ftllonv-mortals wafte : 
What earth and waters breed, or air infpires, 
.Man for his palate fits by torturing fires. 




MuLLT, a CoWf fprung from- a beauteous race. 
With fpreading front, did Mouotsown's pafturet grace. 
Gentle ihe wm^- aod, with a gentle fheam. 
Each morn and night gave Milk that equalU Cream. 
Offending noney of none'fte flood in dread. 
Much lefs of perfoMMvhich fhe daily ySr^: 
<< But Innocence cannot itfelf defend, 65 

^* 'Gainfl treacherous artt> veil'd with the name of 
« Friend." 
Robin of Derby-ihire, whofe temper (hocks 
The conftitution of his native rocks j 
Born in a place *, which, if it once be nam'd. 
Would make a blufhing modefly aiham'd : 70 

He with indulgence kindly did a/>/^^ir 
To make poor Mully his peculiar care ; 
But inwardly this fullen churlifii thief 

''Had all his mind plac'd upon Mully's Beef; 

'. His fancy fed on iier; and thus he'd cry, 75 

** Mully, as fure as I 'm alive, you die I 
« 'Tis a brave Cow. O, Sirs, when Chriftmas comes, 
•<• Thefc Shins (hall make the Porridge grac'd withPluuasj 
" Then, ^midft our cups, whilft we profufciy dis/e, 
** This blade (hall enter de?p in MuUy's Chine. 80 

** What Ribs, what Rumps, what bak'd, boil'd, -flew'd, 

«* and road I 
« There (han't one fingle Tripe of her be lofk l" 

** The Devil's Arfc of Peak ; dcfcribed by Hobbes 
in a Poem «« De Mirahilibus Pccci," the beft of his 

j^oetical psiformaoccs. N. 


When Peggy* Nymph of Mountowu, heard thcfc 
She grlevM to hear of MuUy's future wounds. 
** What crime," faid flie, ** has gentle Mully done ? 8.5 
'* Witncfs the rliing and the fetcing Sun, 
*' That knows what Milk flic conftantly would give I 
** Let that quench Robin*^ rage^ and Mully live." 

Daniel, a fprightly Swatn, that u^M to dafli 
The vigorous Steeds that drew his Lord's cala&, 90 
To Peggy's fide inclined ; for 'twa^ well known 
How well he !ovM thofe Cattle of his own< 

Then Terence fjxjke, oraculous and fty, ^ 

He M neitlier ^rant the quciVioa not deny ; I 

Pleading for Milk, hi$ thoughts were on Mtnce-pyc: J 
But all liif mrgumcnts fo dubious were. 
That Mully tliencc had neither hopes nor fear. 
"You Vc fpokc,** fays Robin j '' but now, kt rae 
" tell ycp 
'** Tis aot fair fpoken wordj that fill the l^eliy s 
*' Pudding and Beef I love; and cannot floop 100 

** To recommend your bonny-clapper Soup. 
" You fay (he *s innocent : but what of that ? 
** 'Tis more than crime fufficient that ihe *sfat ! 
*' And that which is prevailing in this cafe 
** Is, there *s another Cow to fill her place. 105 

*' And, granting Mully to have Milk in flore, 
** Yet flill this other Cow will give us more, 
** She dies/* — Stop here, my Mufe : forbear the reft: 
And veil that grief which cannot be exprefl I 


T 35* ] 


Firfl printed by the Author in 1704* 

A S Poets fay, one Orpheus went 
•^^ To Hell upon .an odd intent. 
Firft tell tlic (lory, then Jet 's know. 
If any one will do fo now. 

This Orpheus was a jolly boy, -5 

Born long before tlie Siege of Twy 1 
His parents found the lad wasiliarp. 
And taught him on the Irilh Harp $ 
And, when grown fit for marriage>Iifc, 
Gave him Euryd ice for wife; |# 

And tliey, as foon as match was made^ 
Set up the Ballad-finging trade. 

The cunning varlct could dcvifc, 
For country folks, ten thoufandlycs; 
Affirming all thofe monArous things j^ 

Were- done by force of har.p SLadJfrin^t; 
Could make a Tiger in a trice 
Tame as a Cat, -and catch your Mice; 
Could make a Lion's courage flag. 
And (Iraight could animate a Stag, oe 

And, by the help of pleaGng ditties, 
Make Mill-flones run, and build up Citie&; 
Each had the ufe- of fluent tongue^ 
If Dice fcoldcd, Orpheus fung. 



And f% by diicord wlihouc f^rifc, 25 

Composed one harmony of life j 
And thus, a$ aII thdr matun Aood^ 
They gor ail boocft livcUhooJ* 

H*ppv' were mortals, ctiuld th«y be 
From any fuddcn danger free f 30 

Happy were I'ott'if could tlicjr A*ng 
Tlic ft^Lble thread of life prolong ! 

Butp i% ihcfc two went itroling on, 
Toor Dicti'^ fcfue of life wis done i 
Awiy iier flwting hftath mufl: fiy, 3$ 

Vet no one knows whert^fore^ or why- 

ThU eaus'd ibc general lamentation, 
To ill that j<ncw her in her Hjiioin;' 
Ht>w hrilk ftie wis ftill 10 advance 
The Harper's gMn, and lead the dance, 49 

In every tunc obfei ve lier thrill, 
Smg on, yet change the money lUlL 

Orpheus licil knew what lofs he had, 
Andy thinking on'c, fell almoft mad^ 
And in defptir to Linus ran^ 43 

Who was edeem'd a Cunuing-man; 
Cried, ** He again muft Dice iiave, 
** Or elfc be buried in her grave." 

Qjioth Linus, " Soft, refrain your forrow : 
** What fails to-day, may fpeed to-morrow. c« 
*' Thank you the Gods for whate'er happens, 
« But don't fall out with your fat capons. 
^ 'Tis many an honed man's petition, 
*• That he may be in your condition. 

A a "If 

;^ X I N G'S POE M S, 

•* Ir" fjch a blcfiing might be hid, ^ 

** To change a liTing w^ for dead, 

'* I 'd be vottr chapman ; nay, I 'd do % 

'' Though I gave forty pounds to boot. 

*^ Confider firfr, you fare bar diet $ 

<* Contider next, you keep her quiet : io 

*' For, pray, what was ihe all along, 

'* Except the burthen of your fbng ? 

** What, though your Did '% under ground-i 

*' Yet many a woman may be found, 

" Who, in your gsuns if ihe may part take» . 65 

*< Trufi me, will quickly make your heart ach : 

*' Then reft content, as widowers ihauld — 

«< The Gods beR know what 's for eur good !" 

Orpheus no longer could endure 
Such WQUpds where he ^xpefied cure. 70 

« Is 't poiTihle I" cried bet *" and can 
** That noble creature, married man, 
*' In fuch a cauCe be (o profane ? 
^ I '11 fly (bee far as I would Deatli, 
«* Who from my Dice took her bmitb^* 75 

Which fald, he foon outdript the wind, 
Whilfl: puffipg Boreas lagg'd behind 4 
And to Urganda's cave he came, 
A lady of prodigious fame, 

Whofe hollow eyes and hopper breech 8« 

Made common people call her Witch ; 
Down at her feet he proflrate lies, 
With trembling heart and blubber'd eyes. 




Oll^HEUS AND 1:T711YDTCE. 355 

" Tell me/* hk] he, " for fure you know 

** The Powers ab<:>vc, and iliofe below, 85 

*• Where docs Eurjdice remain ? 

*' How fhaJl I fetch "htr back upim ?*' 
She fmitingly rcplictJ, " I '!1 leTl 

** This eaJily withrj\ir 3 fpell r 

** The: wife yo^i look for 's gone tn Hell ^ 90 J 

« Kayi never fttrt, maiii for 'ns fo 1 

** EKcepc pne jil-hrci wife or two^ 

** The f alb ion is, foi Jl to go. 

** Not that fhe will \: damned j tie*er feir 

" But flic may get pi ferment iherc. 95 

*' Indeed, ihe itiight e fried in pitdi, 

" If flic had Wen a hitter hitdv ; 

** If flic had leapt atl ^t a fword, 

"And afterwards hai iroke her word* 

** But your Enrydfce^ poor foul 1 loa 

« Wis a good-natiir'd hannlefsj foott 

•* Excerpt a little cattcrrawling, *'' 

" Was always painful in her calling j 

** A66f I dare truft old Pluto for % 

*< She will find farour in his Court : 105 

*' But then to fetch her back, that Ml 

** Remains, and may be paft my ikill ; 

** For, 'tis too fad a thiqg to jeft on, 

** You 're the firft man e'er alk'd the queftion ; 

*' For hufbands are fuch felfifli elves, 1 1« 

" They care for little but thcmfclves. 

" And then one rogue cries to another, 

" Sncc this wife 's gone, f *en get another r 

A^ g •* Though 

I K ; N G b P O £ M ft. 

** 'J iiuug'i. luoft luen k*. fucb t'uoiigiits uoul, 

^* AoU fwou: they 'vc hftd enouglt of Me. 1 1^ 

•*' But, finoe you set fo kind to ZKcc, 

*' KuUow -die oMurfe which X adrHc vc; 

^ E'en go to HeU youTfelf* And try 

** r\f cfre6t itf Mufick's faarmoDy'; 

^ For yott will hardly £nd a friend, 120 

^ WiiofD you ID fuch a cafe ougfat kads 

** Befides^ their Pxxifcrpine ba& Ueen 

** The bri&cft dancer on the greea, 

** JBcCm old Pluto raviib'd her. ^ 

^' Took her to Hell — and you may ianat 125 > 

^ She had hut little Muficktheis; J 

^ Fof» iincc file lafi beheld the fun, 

*« Her merry danciuig'days arc done$ 

'' She hat a €oic'»*toutli (till, I wariant, 

^ And wilt not clifappffove your errand. 1 30 

" Tlien yuui rc(|uc(l does rcafon feem, 

** Vor wlui '« one rniii;lc gliofV to them ? 

«< TIuiukU UiouUnd phanfms (hould InTade ye» 

•* I'dfk on — • FHint Heart ne'er won fair Lady ! 

•* Titi; tiuld a way will iind» or make { 135 

*• Hcmciubtfr, 'ii« for Dice's fake.'* 

N>it)iin^ |J«a«'il Oipheus half fo well» 
A» \\tw% ilui lia roul\ |{o to Hell. 
U'h' tinj^uaui ulifht lon|(*d to he going, 
Ak \\\\\^ tulk iiick ihcir own undoing ; 140 

Nc'v( tlum^hi ol what he left behind; 
Kvwi »-anb«tar'il ),c ihould tind 



Scarce any pafiengcr bcfule 
flimfclfp nor couUl lie hire a gvutlc; 

** Will Mullck do 't ?" crkd h«. " Ne'er hetdt 
" My harp ihall make the ratrlile bleed j 
" My harp all dangers fh^W rcniove, 
" And dare all flame*, but thofe of Loi?e/* 

Then kneeling bcgi, jn tcnus mod mil| 
Urganda*s pntTixjrc to the Dcvill 150 

Her pafu flic kindly to him ga^-c. 
Then bade him 'noim hmifelf with fxlvt; 
Siieh as thofo hardy people ufe, 
Who walk on fire without their fhoes, 
Who, on ocriifion, in a dark hole, t$$ 

Can gormondize on lighted C)>arcoaI, 
And 4rink eight quarts of flammg Fuel^ 
As men in flux do Warer-gruel ' ^ 

She h^t him then go to tliofe eaveip^ 
Where Conjurersi keep Fairy flavcs, t6o 

Such fort of ventures aj will bafte ye 
A Kitchen-wench, for being nafty. 
But, if ibe neatly fcour her pewter. 
Give her the money that is due t'her. 

Orpheus went down a narrow hole,. 1 6 5 

That was as dark Vs any coal ; 
He did at length fome glimmering fp}', 
By which, at leaft, he might dcfcry 
Ten thoufand little Fairy elves. 
Who there were folacing thcmfelvci. 1 70 

All ran about him, cried, " Oh, dear ! 
** Who thought to have fcen Orpheus here ? 

A a 3 " 'Tis 

'* Afirt -oJi arc some k '.iu:!ciiy .- 

" ?4iH OV^ viicn ihc littic :uc;^-iir x; 

'* Wlien ;Oti .ienea:h -.rtc viw-cree &:, 

" '^'-5 v« c/>mr, iBri ail dancM .'ourul -our Hac ; 

'* Rur wlicrcaiwiuf*; did Die: Iasvc vs - 

" J>1jc NaH 'y«i '.veirome, 5trt litlicvc mc* t'.* 

" T'.'rfc lirtic jiliiK ivouifi ma ice r,r.c Jwcar," 
u • / n C>r pKca*^^ » *:w ;xr «. li iViai n anc i i:'cy» r. 
•* Ar.rl t*.nre Mir/c r'rchln'> V-cr my cr.-.ifcs, 
" A.-'i Liut'li AC mine ami Diets. i^U:- - 
*' H^r.fU 61 ;' — :lic miw.ksy, Imui :iic ufxr; 1*5 
•* 9^\rf*\i% I am Sfoing 'o your Ma^cr :" 

•* O'.Trfl worrfi," quotU ()!)c-.'Ofi • ** rloa-'r £jacii ; 
'^ Fr,r> rvcry riirtc you ftir, I "il picc'.i; 
** Bur, if yna decently fie down, 
" F "11 firfV fjuip you wi:li a crown : xr.j 

** Then for eacii danr^, and for cacj. for;:, 
** Our pence afiicce riic whole ri^ht long," 

f)rf»li* lis, wlio found T*^) r(.m4.dy, 
M^d^. virruc of ntcf;T.:r; 

Tlio'ijdi 4II wa^ o;i: of i\,nc., tucir dance 1-95 

Wotiid Oiil-^ hinder iii^ ar:vance£» 
r'..i(li notr: riur lidin hiti ringers fell 
S'nn'il 'o \tt Wnti's \^.\[\\i:^'\>t\\'f 
At Un, iiitdir let hiiTi taf'j lii<> crupper^ 
(«cr on liif l(!(«, tri ('^n 10 rii|)per. ico 

Oiif»!h Nnh, " U'c here lir.vj flr.i;.pcrs fcldom, 
** I*u', !»ii, it» vviu: wv. h.r.i you 'ic vvt Iconic " 


** Madam ^ they fctm of llghc drgcAion. 
** 1$ k not ruck to afk a rjitcfliun, 
•» What thcv m«y be, tiJli, flcfli, or fmt ? 105 
« For I Bc'c? f*w tlik)g!i iq' tninuie/' 

'« S I R, 

** A roftftcd ant, that 'i nicely done, 
** By one fnull atom of thti fun* 
«* Thefc are flics* cj^^s, in moorr-flntic p<weh'dr 
** Tbi* a flea's thigh in colbp^v fcutthM, $-1'^ 

** ' TwaK h\Jiited yeftcrday i' th" Park, 
"And tike t" have fcapVl us m the dark, 
" Thi* u a dilh entirely ncW, 
" Buttetiiicu* hrniiTs diirolv'd in dew i 
** Thcfc lovers* vovvfi, thcie courrk'rs' hopes, 
** Things to be eat by micj olcopt^s t 115 

'* Thcie fucking mitt*i» a glow-worn^^i lrcait> 
** Thii a delitriouy rahibow-iartl*' ' ^ 

" Madam, I iifid, they *rc vfcry nice, 
'< And will digeA within a tiice ; 
•* I fee there *s nothing you cftccm, 2 2# 

" That *8 half fo grofs as our whipt-crcam 1 
** And 1 infer, from sfll thefc meats, 
" That fuch light fuppers keep clean (hccts." 

" But, Sir," faid ihe, " perhaps you 're dry I" 
Then, fpcaking to a Fairy by, 
" You 've taken care, my dear Endia, 
" All 's ready for my Ratifia.'* 

A a 4 "SIR, 



" A drop of wMert ncwlf torn 
" Fre(h from the rofy-fioger'4 Merh; 
<' A pearl of milk, that 's gently preft 230 

** From blooming Hebe's early bread ; 
" With half a one of Cupid*s tean, 
•* When he io embryo fijrft appears ; 
** And honey from an infant bee ; 
** Makes liquor for tl^ Gods jind Me T' 2^5 

** Madam/' fays he, '* an*t pleafe your Grace, 
** I 'm going to a droughty place | 
** And, if I an*t too bold, pray cl^rge her, 
'' The draught I hare be foncwbat larger." 

** Fetch me," laid ibe, ** a mighty bowl, a4» ' 
*' Like Oberon*s capacious foul, 
** And then fill up the bumifli'd gold 
** With juice that makes the Britons bold. 
^' This from feven barley-corns 1 drew, "^ 

** Its years are fcYcn, and to tlie view 245 > 

" 'Tis clear, an^ fparkles fit for you. 3 

" Butftay — 
** When I by Fate was laft time hurl'd, 
•' To a£k my pranks in t'other world, 
'* I faw fome fparks as they were drinking, 150 
** With mighty mirth and little thinking, 
•* Their jefts vrcrtfu^rHaeulMmt 
«* I fnatch'd the rubies from each thumb, 
" And in this cryAal have them here, 
** Terhaps you *ll like it more than Beer.'' 21;; 



Wine aod late hours *iifiblv*d the featt, 
AM Men and Fairies went to reft. 

The hed where Orpheus was to lie 
Was all fhjffM full of Harmony : 
Fueling flreams atid amorous riJls^ 260 

Dying found chat never kills, 
Zcphyni^ bredthing. Love dejightirg, 
Joy to fl urn her foft inviting, 
Tn^mbHtig founds thar make no noife. 
And foQgs to pleafe without a voice, 165 

Were mi ICC with down that fell from Jove, 
When he hcfcafnc a Isvvsn fur love, 

'Pwas m^bC| and Nature'^ fclf lay dead, 
Nodding upon a feather- licd i 
The mountains feenn^d to litnd tliclr topti, . 170 
-And rtmtters eJo^M tht millencri' fhops, 
ExeJuding both the punkt^ and fops ; 
No ruffled ftreams to n^ill do comcp 
The (ilent fi(h were ftill more dumb ; 
Look in the chimney, not a fpark there, 275 

And darknefs did itfelf' grow darker. 

But Orpheus could not deep a wink. 
He had too many things to think : 
But, in the dark, his harp he ftrung, 
And to the liftening Fairies fung. 280 

Prince Prim, who pitied fo much youth 
Join'd with fuch conftancy and truth, 
Soon gave him thus to undcrlland ; 

" Sir, I laft night rtceiv'd command 
** To Ice you out of Fiiry Land, 2^ 




2f^?. K I NO'S P E AT S. 

" Into the kcfflm of NofnorbecA* t 
<< But let not fettT orfulphurchMk yv; 
" For he 's ar Kttid of fefff&snid twr, 
" And has got rtiany itMwns to lert." 

As quick as thoof^t, hf ^owM.voriA'giiaipfi^ i9« 
Out walk the Fidlcr Md the Prifiee. 
They foon arrive ; find T^ai brewiir^ 
Of Claret for a Vintner's f>ewiffy. 

'* r come from O?)cron,** nuoth Mnae Prim. 

*« Tis welU" quoth Bocai : ** what ftwn him ?" 

« Why, ComethiHf; (h^gc ; this howAr nna -j 
*' Had his wife ^t6 ; now, if he can, i 

* He fays, he 'd hate her baric agajn-,'* J 

Then Socai, fmilinjr^ cried, •• Y«a fc«^ 
** Orphcu*?, yoo M better ftay with mc. j30 

" For, lee rae fell ye«. Sir, this place, 
*' Although ir has aA njrjy face, 
'♦ If to its value it were fold, 
" U worth ten thoufand ton of ^M •, 
" Aw\ vtty famous in all ftory, 3c 5 

" CallH l»7 the name of PuTr;>rorr. 
" ?(iTf when fomc a^^cs (ball have run, ^ 

*' And Truth by Falfchood be undone^ I 

" Sbnll life the Whore (yf Hah>lon ; J 

" And tbis fame Wbore /hall be a Man, 310 

" "Whn, by liif; ly(s and chcatintr, can 
" Be fucb a irvkr in all evil, 
•• As to oukIji our friend the Devil : 
' Ue and lii«t pimpt fliall fay, tliiit when. 

V man i^ (liHigr thither tlic:i 31 ^ 

" The 

« Tlie Devil K^om^ m\t>kt\\\it ^i*U 

** Bat a il' a I1I4II Ute tHiK %yl U"»«ltlu 

** To f|ct i^m |««iy«i« i«t kii t^ul « {imkK 

" Uxn muft l« torcM to l» hilii ^ 

** Bu^ \\T iic rn> m<jm Kh.^^ lli«ir th4V» 

'* TUwi to W UMAv^ %-4' oui' pi^v, 

** Bv tltrfe Utnc (iiovi» FiAvt U «{Hi Lyt^v* 

4* Shall t\iAny Mi^HiAUvii^'^ itltM |(|| 

** Vn^n lh«U jc^l K^h^I m^ it: <miU li^r« 

" To \n.%'< Calk* ouf tlini \i*iA?f <a\\\* liti*t| 

*' To tvicU « mn\ from hvittrc tu tka^tn^ 

**,0r ftt*kn fli«v|i» <h' c\»vv>, im IuhU^hi 

** And diAnccit eo he \tmigVI ^ mju M cn> 

»* Ut Ubi he hMig'tl, *mi ki «/i«*ii*^>yi 

'^ Holii» fAyn tlM Kymn let me ulonri 

•< He *8 but to Puigtuory gone j ^^ ^ 

•* Ami, if you 'U Jet om Convent keep 

'* Thole put (eg) G0W6| hoi (us, and Hwrpy 

** The £ellow IhAll ^il no moic \im\u 

" Than if l»f were alive wpain." 

Here Orpheus 1%UVI, Wy^An lu take on, 
Cricil, ** Coy 111 I tin<l the Whore vou (pnkc on| (^ 
** I M give him my htU tlueh ot Ikuom i J 

•* I M give him t.ikc and (u^;iuM liivk, 
♦* If he WJuUl Uiny; my Dive hiitk i 



** In future ttmcs, thcfc, lincJy dreft, 375 

** Shall each inrade a Prin€«*s l^taH j 
** ^ThfimtHrj fcc4; though il^inly fown, 
** It is a mighty ^Unt when ^rown, 
** VVHicn nx)E*d iktp, and fully 1^1 own ; 
" Now tee dieit tidn^s like Imbblci fly | 380 

« ^ Thefe arc the feeds of ^Mmttj^^ 
" Takt: ijriott at^rm^ wlucb will Jicit aJv^ncCt 
-** If fown in EaAcrn cUmat«t or in l-raticcs 
" But tbcfe arc things of moil prodigious ho^sc^, "i 
'* They 're Jifuii btdi^s ded up ivitli (opc« j f 

'* And thefe the DciiVs gr^ifts fc»r lutuic [KipcSg 
" Which with Fwwticifm arc joio*d fu cleui, 
M Ydu *d (burxc hflicvc a knift: had pafs'd ttctwccn. 
'* Fai/t*witMtft fctd liat^ *Utio(1 lieen forgot, 
Y TwUl be your making, ibouM cKcro Ijc a plot. |9« 
"And now, dear OrpUus i'cattcr tbcfc kn wctl ; 
•<< And yo« 'U deferve the gratitude of Hell.*' 
q^oth Orpheust ^ You fhall be obey'd 
** In every thing that you have faid, 
** For mifchief is the Foct's trade : 395 

«• And whatfoever they Ihall bring, 
^* You may allure yourfclf, I '11 fing. 
** But pray what Poets (hall we have, 
** At my returning from tl>c grave ?" 

" Sad dogs !" ([uoth Bocai, — " let mc fee— 400 
** But, fincc what I fay cannot ftiamc them, 
■*• I '11 e'en refolve to never name them." 

** But now," fays Bocai, " Sir, you may 
-•* Long to be going on youi way, 

«* Unlclif 




[ S^T 1 

R U F I N U S; 



^XFT, as I wontJering Jland, i fecrct dmht 
^^ Puxxks my rc;ifon, and diflurbs my thouglit, 
Wlicthcr this lower world by Chance <!oe$ movc^ 
Or guiiied by the ^ardian hstnd of Jove, 

Wli<rn I furvey the worM*9 harmonious frame, 5 
How Nature lives immuubly ihe fame j 
How flared bounds and ambient fliores i^ftrain 
The rolling furgei of the briny main j 
How conftant T:me revolves the circling year f 
How Bty and Nigbc alfemately appear j 10 

TJien am I well convincM fame fccrct foul, 
"Some Firft Informing Power dircfts the whole ; 
Some Great Intelligence, who turns the Spheres, 
Who rules the fteady motion of the Stars, 
Who decks with borroiv'd light the waning Moon, 1 5 
And fills with native light t\\' unchanging Sun, 

* Th« EUaVi to which this Poem was origin^llv rn- 
iicxed, was written in 171 1, as a harfli larirc 0:1 ihc 
duke of Marlborough, didlatctl perhaps ratlicr hv party 
rage than truth. It is printed in Dr. King's W'oik^, 
wl. 11. p. 28a, N. 

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Them Age fcirce draga her limbic fcarce draws her 

Bur, tottering oa, approaehes ncighbouncg Death ; 
Here grows Difcafe, with inbred torturer worn 1 
There Eutv f oar Is, and otben^* good doc^ mourn j 
There Sorrow fighs^ her robe to tatters torn ; 
TciT l^ulks behind, znd creoibUng hides licr face, 
But Raflinefs headlong th rafts her jFront cfT brafs j 
Then Lujtur\', wealth's banc, profafely fliines, 
Wbilft Want, attending in a tbmi^ repines. 55 

A train of ilceplcfs fcif- tormenting cares. 
Daughters of meagre Avarice, appears * ; 
Wlio, 35 around her withered frtik they ding, 
Confefs the parent hag from whence they fpring. 
Here ills of «ach malignant kind reforr, 4« 

A thoufjand montiers guard the dreadful court- 
Am id ft th* i»f4rMal (r0^d, Ale£lo ftands. 
And a deep i^lcnce awfully comroandsi 
Then, in tumultuous te4Tns like thcfe, expreA^d 
A pafTion long hail fwell'd wiiKin her breaii : 45 

** Shall -we fupine permit theie peaceful days^ 
** So fmoothy fo gay, fo undiilurb'd, to paf^ > 
** Shall Pity melt, (hall Clemency control, 
^ A Fury's fierce and unrclentingy»«// 
** What do our iron whips, our brands, avail ; 70 

** What all the horrid implements of Hell ; 

* This is an inflance in which Dr. King, in common 
with fomc greater Poets, has facrificed Grammar to (even 
4 Tcry indi&'ereni|) Rhyme. N. 

B b •* Since 

r r T -^ ? -3 2 M- ?- 

" .--.-: ''■v'Arx.jk -rjci, M'^ imrtt zczia- 

♦* '■lr'.^ vfT'. -t-^ ^J^- irrf : b -twrr xaar rat 

«v 7'^ 5^ -^rt 'l-v-.'VVTl- v-rto -her -.c i ' . e a ir Tsiii* 
'' A' - .>'^.- wiif ?i^- -'ceireiir rK^a ; 

* \^-: fV» ;r.''':-»'i'^?, tnar-aoes. Mifi sores ; 

^ A»"l .'ha-'i V- -ncn, r^e^le^cA urf fbfiam, 

** Fr''ym rv*r' ft^.'on -jari:!!' i, -jdW monm^ 

** A/^fr- f^*yrf'-.vrr, Vrow .vhar, ami whence, roa are 

*' A.t*i\'y ff,tt\fi g^irtricMi mi -chief wordi voorcace 

*' rnV'!'"^ ?ri^ r/riiv^rf*! irt cndlefj ww. 

*' ^V.i ' »•»« I <WiM m Vvgf:an vapoun rife, 

4' tPurVen f\in fun^ prillure the halmy^/bn:; 

«' f/" l/r'.f'* fhft rivifSf MW^t every plain, ^ 

<* Hrr.Af. /lown rhe hmrrrirs #>f the roaring main, 99 L 

•' Afi'1 (^iVrt-f ^Atwrt into Chaof once again V > 

%h t;kv^*\ rhe Fiend, and \(A%*<\ her i;f^j round, 
Whi' li liifrifij/ f»<>iifM fheir poifon on the ground. 
A rriniriiiir rhroii(r)i the JArring audience rung, 
lliffrrffif I'folvrn from different reafons fpniDg. 95. 

fifi whfii I he fury Iff rhe Oorm is pad, 
Wh^n fhr ififi{',h wimU in foftcr murmurs mailei 
fill lotiMili. Ill flnfluatcfl, the troubled fes^ 
At thr i'i|iiiiiiK IffHpifi plows its way. 

Mi-r.-fin, lifin^, ilirii« addnfs'd the throng, 100 

fti whiMii StMliiUm, Tumulty Rage, belong : 




m Whak food if cncritU ot' ihe guiUkln ik^i 

W ^Vhofc itrinlc ii chiMr^nV blocnl hy jiait atl Ihcd, 

5l)C fcoccU'd Aldilci^ with h frintur. flftme, ^#5 

bhe hitikc lUc IkiWj tlte (it^agc \vwrkJ tliJ caillt | 

hht n«rv^M tire arm, (htr Hunp, th« ctct^lly <)«rt» 

When Aihnm^s tuiufixM LcArk;hu'i' htjirci 

She priJTuptdd Aj^ametivtion's morsibow* Wife 

To utti] her injur 'd Lord** t!es-oteil lift * ii# 

She brMtli'd revcngt jieuI rti^ inta the £nn» 

So iUd tlic MiJthfr'i Moo<l the SUe^n atone 1 

Blifi blinded CkJij^vii with kbtlrcii ckirmn, 

Forc*d him ine*rftitou« to * Moilwr^s aTwui 

She ftung Thvcftcs, and hi si I'urv fi'd j ti^ 

ihe rntight hlin to ivdlidt: n Dau^hfci '1 hcdt 

Such vv 1 1 her drcftitful r|M;«d^ t 

** Y*jui'>4'i&#«i'^ nm pvifticftt nor Uwful arei 
" With H«ttvenjind Jove to wag^ tincf|tiil war 1 
*' But, if the peace of Mm you wouki invade^ ti« 

" If o'er the rivigM Eiith dtftrhiiktt f pre ad 1 
*» Then fliall RuFrwui, framed fin every i7/> 
•• With your own vengeance execute your will 1 
'' A prodigy from favage parents fprung, 
** Impetuoua as a Tigrefs new with young \ 115 

** Fierce ts the iTydra, fickle as the Flood, 
^ And keen as meagre Harpies for their food, 

** Soon at the infant drew the vital air^ 
" I firft receiv'd him to my nurfing care \ 
** And often he, when tender yet and young, sj* 

** Cried for the teat| and on my bofom hung 1 

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i'..l 11'' h'tri J. IryentJ Tiiinu uv. vif'age "siar^tLf 
.'r-f. -Vnr.ucr. rurm i. mu diere riicr -janm Iheti; 
*• r^'"'uiiV ;. .i;fuuiii:, irtaui'i jitD .lib hrarr 
•• 3-.'.fX mci .ri/r, inti rv^r? liurtnii arr^ t^ 

'' Tmiiiir .um :' mv/iire his djul :n .ecrer elands^ 
•« 'a/'tW -'i.;'e liiiemaiinir imiies m re:; .lis froiuis. 

*' NV.r T.iT"J^" "-/.o'v T.:r-.»aE -aa iliJicc 149 

•* r: ■: •i.'i.-.ri'.cih ar.ii ;::;'.ic2:i amarxd z 
•' N'-r a., "he Ti^trii .-.r Tico:' -a' iTTiSi-i, 
" Nor H^-T^s i! rr^sr.-.j as :>.e iiilir "caim, 

** I*" 7<-,u v.e ::»-i^ prr,i:o;.".: a.'prove^ 
'• f>tr 'i; v> Gu-r: -".■.i.i t€ui* .ic fruttw remove. 145 
** Thcrt (hall he \v^r.^ wirh hi* iKtrijuiBg arr, 
•* Ct\i\Ac unconrrol'd ri".e willinj Phace's htsBrt, 

<* Wh«ri rri« fa!!'.^ ?a',.iiur:U ar'ti :i.c rA;:i*;ul f.-iiMJ," 

%r/',:, ] ; ft-.c t r./l s»-l r . .e :' - rrc : : . ^ err *-d 153 

^' i r i » pi< Ai ; f )f j f>y r hs :j i ic k '. c •'. ^;c a f ; la ad . 

>o-.7 v/):ri an adamant her ha..- (he bcucJ, 
Wjrh a \.\.»ijtrp'tnt gi:: l;er vcii arou.iu j 
Th'-.r* nA'-;% vj Ki.i?:;^c*;;or»'s impe:uous fcream, 
VViid'c pi:r.;>y wave> are fiakcs of rolling flame ; 155 
'f iitrr: Ui^ii'% a tfircii, 4r.<i ftraight, with wings difplay^dy 
f/iifyfir^ fwiliiy ttiroutrii ti.e ^« Tartarian glade. 

A p'4(.(: on Ga) Ill's ucmoll verge there lies^ 
K<tiT)'lr(I ro t|i( (fa and Soutl»crn ikies; 
VVh' If: ruir.c MyMU, as old Fables tell, i6o 

Ifivfik'd riiid lai'/d ih' itJiabiunts of Hell ^ 



"Wlitfre oh\ uitb ft*ripg e^ts, tl\e trembling hind 

Scc^ airy pkamUm.^ (kirn before the wimi e 

Hence fpnngs the Fury into upper fktci, 

Fnfciftmg all the region as flic flk^ t i*); 

She rears, »nd fhakc$ t:h« aicoolphcre aroutitf,r 

And Eaiih and Sea rebellow to the fiUjr^tt, 

Then ftraigbt trails form 'J htT hukti to fiiver hlirs^ 

And like an oKI decrcpid/*^^^ appears j 

Siowly flie crreps along with ttcmlUing ^aifi 170 

Scarce: can her Unguid bnifai fult^in her wctgl-h 

At length, arriving at RrFisiua* tell, 

Wbich, from his inonlliou^ birth, tltc knew To w^ll,- 

She mildty thus HcU'i dmltng ktf^f addi^M^ 

SootbM bis ambittoo, and intlam^d his brcfifl : 175 

" Can iihiU tUirokc Rutjnus^ canft ihcu pifi 
** Thy fprightly youth in fott iiiijlmioiis tafc * 
" Know, that thy iw-tter Fiitc^ thy kinder Stafj 
, ^* Doe?t more exalr^^d pftthu hir diec prcprtie, 
** If thou an cU man's counfd canll ohcv, iSo 

" The fubjc6t world fhall own rhy iovcicitMi fw.iy : 
** For my enligbten'd loul, my (.onfcious hrcall, 
** Of Mii^c\ fecret fcie*ice is polllfs'd.' 
•* Oft* have I forc'd, with myjlic MiJfjij^h fpclls, 
" Fzh/pe^rei from their rubccrrancnn cclli; iS; 

<* Old Hecate attends my powerful ioni^, 
** Powerful to haftcn fate, or to prolong ; 
** Powerful the rooted fiubboin oak to move, 
*' To flop the thunder l)urlHng from above, 
" To make the rapid flood's dcfccmling llrcam 190 

" Flow backward to the fountain whence it came. 

li b 3 " Nor 

' Vnr 'r'-.i r nv -p)r»i — he'oolrl, \virli juft rui-pny.c- 
■■f J n .^r, rh ->f T>f an — n ^iWr^ n/Sr." 

::,*. '..wi ip/!, ;of .>^4ff^ towering feeing 
'V'li *.':'>.>' '''*-« >^rt m^italUc iieam^. ic^e 

.>v^ 'T'. r-.i-fh*i vith the vnft Jeli^hr, 

•Vjien V'.i?* ''i-f> liis ^oi^eH -wifb enjoy M : 

Bm^, -•'. i»i' il'l^'inin*' fcyvl -o metal rum'd, ica 

I [*• T'vii'' ;!•! r.'«'h»>'»rs, a"H ill*; rjin moumM, 

" > '^OM .->'■ ^!:^n o*- GoH," R-ifinus fawl, 
" f '..Ko'" f'lro.jVvr'er -hy <ii^atc? lead." 

r '<M '"rMm hi*; ^/^r he flic*:, aflTumcs rhe flatc 
P;-^po'.>r'l-vi Sy :nr. FicsiH, ;>rc|5arM I>y Pate. 105 

/ 'Ti' irion Vvn [y^an ro lift !ier head, 
?•'■•'■' v.r flv '."no'.irr*! witli renirf-? pinions fpread ; 
I !■■ ['^ ■''■''» »'*"n^-":'>M«;, f^i.ins die p^MfonM air, 
■ /,.♦■■/. .^ ■ • py^Jiifutf/f t'-^ff r 'piir ; 
•'/■'•-■ ;ri* r ^. ?^\A V;r le nor av.^il : it» 

"' '•, '/ f/t'j'^fNft fi^ind cy !"•'".'. VI to (Ac ; 

-I \- ,. .. .■ . .. V P '; ? ; V r; ; , frjnrlr^i.v.f, .1 jr-Af. 

r ' . w : . . . ■ . . ijr 1-. ^t : rn-,s -.v . r ! i .'.;?r.r-: n"; VC wci :^!ir ; 
!•' •■. ' •■ -..■(. 'I fi'Jii^ w.'»rld t'\r^:.^.r.v, ^iii 

r- .11 ;• '• r'AP^ Ji-.A r.'i rfhrl\ 

T? .f f!. ..'.. i-nip.'.Up,^ .^.f,;, th'ir f'i'inf-c f.omrf,T/I, 

«V'Mri, .1' ...•' ; , ri»: • \.\i. /firrfff riffht: f!'fcrKJ> 

r- ^.'- ■ -■ '-.i-i »i'*'f }i)*tf /.tphf/I rr/mrtf 210 

GLlflivti lh^J)^^^^ifh *t^'l ihfiOit tU«; ftfMlf* 

Tlti 1 1 V vc 1 1 1 (tii\f(; Utttttftfi to till yivt I ft • I 

The Nile, rk KMnti tin D^nutK-i ifld tht T1iiniei« 
Vour conttjint dowtv ihth tiibuixrv ItiNlttl i 
But yot rUeySw cim^llo m> )ncii^«f«t 
l^ot All i% fwilUiwM \n iKi! drt^p ftbyfi* 

In iinviftg, dill RuriNWl' foul »flBAiM» ijtf 

TUuiigh t^i) wUh (hiiMcrw n( ^uUI, «uj Aooili of gAitui 

Kti f^Ati; »H tut? tipm hu i^pacitHii hund | 

To ]in\^i' the iilumler li wiiililS callHUil ftofe i I 

Oil 1 ^yihtr wtiijltrn tiirm riHHi m^fi^n mnnt 

Of CuOEBUb' miif:} ut wcrtlili, ot CvwtfB* in»\vn, 
fiuppofc tlic ocfan'n iicrtUue rU iliy nwiii 
€rill would thy Toul ippinc, Hill aIV lor nmvr, 
tJnblcfl wifh plenty* with alnttxlanc" font. f^^ 

FaBRICII/b, in liiniftir, in viituc ^rcnt, 
DifdairiM a inon.irch's biilic, JifunM Itjc* ^l^^^^ 
SbrraNUw, as iKi y\i\''i\ th«. C()hrnl\ ilip«ir, 
So coultl lie y,\\'u\v {\\c y\n\\y\\\ |,.l)()i intm (|i^m». 
The fantM, iho waihkr, (imn ntirnd in iWv]] j r « 
fln J JH'Ji luMf'ly aA aii'I IniinM' i- IJ, 

376 K I N G'S POEMS. 

Such a retreat to me 's more glorious far, 

Than all thy pomp, than ail thy triumphs are : 

Give me my folitary native home, 

Take thou thy rifing tower, thy lofty domt j 255 

Though there thy furniture of radiant dye 

Abftrafts and raviihes the curious eye ; 

Though each apartment, every fpacious room^ 

Shines with the glories of the Tyrian loom; 

Yet here I view a more delightful fcene, 260 

Where Nature's freftieft bloom and beauties nigm 

Where the warm Zephyr's genial balmy wing. 

Playing, diffufes an eternal fpring : 

Though there thy lewd lafcivious limbs arc laid 

On a rich downy couch, ox golden bed; 165 

Yet here, extended on the flowery grafs. 

More free from care, my guiltlcfs hours I pafs : 

Though there thy Jj/copbants, a fervile race. 

Cringe at thy levees, and refound thy praife ; 

Yet here a murmuring ftream, or warbling bird, 270 

To me does fwecter harmony afford. 

Nature on all the power of hlifs bcflows. 
Which from her bounteous fource perpetual flows. 
But he alone with happinefs is bleft, 
Who knows to ufe it rightly when poflcft: 273 

A doi^rine, if well poiz'd in Reafon's fcale, 
Nor Luxury nor Want would thus prevail; 
Nor would our fleets fo frequent plow the main. 
Nor our embattled armies firew t])e plain. 

But, oh ! RuFiNus is to reafon blind ! 280 

A hydropic thirft inflames his mind. 



Ko hrih^r liis growing tppecke can fare f 
For new polTelTions new ^efires create* 
No kufe of ill am e, no roodefty, Teftrains, ^ 

Wlitre Avarice or where Ambition reigns, 285 

When with ftri£t ^£itbi his profer*d faith he binds, 
Falfc arc his vow^j and ireachcrous hh ddigi^s, 
NovVf ihould a Patriot rifcj his power oppofc, 
Shoulii he ailcrt 1 fink in g^ nation' i caufe. 
He ftirs a vengeance nothing can controf^ 2^% 

Such h ihe rancour of his haughty foul ; 
Fell as a lioDcf^ m Libya*s plain. 
When tortur'd with the javelin's pointed paitJ j 
Or a fpurn'd fcrpctit, as (he fivoots abn^^ * 

With lightning in her c>e$, and polfon in her tongue. 

Nor will thoie faxniljcs traz'<i fuffice ; 

Bui provinces and citic$ Kt dcflroys ; 

Urg'*i on with blind revenge and fettled hatff^ 

He labours the confafjon of tht/aU; 

Subverts the nation's old-cftabliih'd frame, 3c» 

Explodes her laws, and tramples on her fame. 
If e*er in mercy he pretends to fave 

A man, purfued by fa^ion, from the graze ; 

Then he invents new punifliments, ne<w pains. 

Condemns lojilence, and from truth reftrains * ; 305 
Then racks and pillories, and boniis and bars, 
Then ruin and impeachments he prepares. 

* Alluding to the fentence then recently pafTed on 
Dr. Sachcverell, for whom our Au'^hor was a pro felled 
Advocate, N. 

O dreadful 


O drcadt j1 mercy : mare tkan death itwttc I 
Thar doub'.j tormres whan, ic feons g» fparel 

An feem enilav'd, aH bimr t» bin aloac { 3 x« 

'Sac cbrs dieir hast rhdr Jutil refeBCineim own ; 
Buc in-jnxd grkfe, cbexr bgiu and psngi confia'd, 
V'Tiich with amcmlfiug Jirrma tsar die andL 
£c77 is miro 'tis ncate so diiclofe 
The banefal fbaiec of their ctErnal woes. 515 

Bar SriLico'ft rapcrier kml appears 
Vaihock'd, nnmov'd, hf bafe ignoble fears. 
He is the Polar Scar, dire& zhc^alt. 
When parties rage, smd/m^Bc tempefts beat; 
He is the (afe rOwioij the fwcct repo^ ' 3 S9 

Can iooth and calm afii&ed "Virtue's «wer } 
He is the folld, Hmiy anihaken force. 
That only know:» co ftem th' invader's coisie. 

So when a rircr, fwcll'd with Winter's rains. 
The limits of irs wonieu (Lore difdains; 325 

Bil^Iges, and Aooes, and n'ces, in vain oppofe ; 
^ith unrcfifled rage the torrent flows : 
But as ir, rolling, meets a mighty rock, 
Whofc fiX'd found<ttior.s can repel the (bock, 
liXAtdi furges roar in eddUi round, 359 

The rock^ unnufv'd^ reverberates the (bund. 


E 3T« 1 



OR, * 

Lord BoLtKGflftOKl's Wckome frgtn Filamc£*< 

" Et thurtj ct (id i bus ju^at 

•* Pkcarc, ct vituli f^ngmnc dcbico 
"Cuftodcs Numidae Decs*" 

Ho R.. lib. L Od* XXXV u ad Pompom wtn 
Numidam, ob cujus ex BirpJtQU red* 
dltum gaudio cjtultac* 

"TTTH AT nolfc is this, that laterrupts my flecp ? 
What echoing fhouts rife from die briny d^cp ? 
Neptune 4 fokmn fcHlval prepares. 
And Peace through all hk fiowing orb declares ; 
That dreadful trideiit^ which he u^M to ftiake, 5 

Make Earth's foundations and Jove's palace quake, 
Now, by his fide, on ouzy couch reclin'd, 
Gives a fmooth furface and a gentle wind : 
Innumerable Tritons lead the way, 
And crouds of Nereids round his chariot play. 10 

The ancient Sea-gods with attention wait. 
To learn what *$ now the laft refult of Fate ; 

♦ Lord Bolingbroke fct out for France (accompanied 
by Mr. Hare one of his unclcr-fecretaiies, Mr. Prior, 
and the Ahb6 Gualtier) Au^;. z ; and arrived again in 
Loadon, Aug. 21, 1712. N. 



What earthly Monarch Neptane now decrees 
Alone his great vicegerent of the feas. 

By an aufjpidous gale, Bncannia*s fleet i^ 

On Gallia's coaft this (hining triumph meet $ 
Thefc pomps divine their mortal fenfc furprize, 
Loud to the ear, and dazzling to the eyes : 
Whilft fcaly Tritons, with their fhells, prodaim- 
The names that muft furvive to future fame; ao 

And Nymphs their diadems of pearl prepare 
For monarchs who, to purchafc peace, make war: 
Tlien Neptune his majeftic fiknce broke. 
And to the trembling failors mildly fpoke : 
** Throughout the world Britannia's flag difplayi 25- 
** 'Tis my command, that all th6 globe obey : 
** l^t Britifli flrcamcrs wave their heads on higb| 
** And dread no foe beneath Jove's azure flty ; 
"The reft let Nereus tell" — 

" If I have truth," fays Nereus, " and forcfce 3a 
'* The intricate defigns of Dcftiny j 
" 1, that have view'd whatever fleets have rode 
" With fliarpen'd keels to cut the yielding flood; 
" I, that could weigh the fates of Greece and Rome, 
*• Phoemcian wealth, and Carthaginian doom ; 
"Muft furcl/ I. now what, in the womb of time, 35 
" Was forc-ordain'd for Britain's happy clime ; 
<* How wars upon the watery realms fliall ceafe, 
" And Anna give the world a glorious peace; 
" Reftore the fpicy traffick of the Eaft, 
•* And ftretch her empire to the diftant Weft : 40 

« Her 


** Her fleets defcry A^sron's purple bcd^ 

** And Photbus' ftccds ifter their labours fed, 

*♦ The Sour hern coafts, to Britain fcircely known, 

*' Shall grow as Ivofpitible a» their own ; 

*' No roonfto-s fliftll be fcjgo'd, to guard ihcir ftore, 45 

*« When British trade fecurts ibcjr golden ore : 

** The fleecy produiV of the Cotfwold field 

*' Shall cqtial what Pemviiin trtDuntalnf )ield ; 

** Iron (ball there intntific laloe fhow, 

-** And by Vukaatan arc more pri:cious grow- 50 

*' Brkannia's royal fifliery fhall be 
** Improved by a kind guard lari deky ; 
** That mighty taft. to Glaucus we aiTign, 
** Of rtiore ienportaricc than the richtfl mine i 
** He fhall direft them how to Unkt the Whale, J5 
** How to avoid the dangtr, when prevail j 
** What tncafure lies upon the fiozen coaft 
*' Not ^ct explor dj nOf negligently loft, 

" In V'aft Acadia's plains, new theme for fame, 
" Towns^aU be built, facrcd to Anna's * namcj 60 
•* The lilvcr fir and lofty pine (hall rife 
** From Britain's own united Colonies ; 
** Which to tlie maft (hall canvafs-wings afford, 
** And pitch, to Urcngthen the unfaithful board; 
" Norway may then her naval (lores with-hold, 65 

" And proudly ftaryc for want of Briti(h gold. 

*' O happy Ide f to fuch advantage plac'd, 
'' That all the world is by thy counfels grac-d ; 

* Annapolis, the capital of Nova Scotia. 


. I . t I '. ^ ■ 5 ? O E M < 

•* F^3a 6r^. OK ub&c ioeac wrsumw, 

*' A^ '.1/ 'iu7 iLaeieD! wporld difpltr'^ tbr ] 

« U'WcB Bvrln^ «t ifae hda of futt vsb fecsu 

•• 7 ;.c trocft futne6t to liM; groRcft Q^^^es ; 

*' 7*ric IncitMAf from tbt SpsoHh Todte aiade fice, -^ 

•• BW/i tl*c cfeftt of En^Iiifa Jjbmv; 

** iHkke round die world hit Soxcrt^'i hoDoorfpicac, 

*< Through ftftt^te «Act gulphf tOMXknzfe her Jwm* 

•• Ncii rrfb cncjiriiT >«« ; ius curions ere 

*' DtKcm^ new oocfhrllicioDi k the ftr, f^ 

* Is wxiick Tifl fpace, imbrdoas oiariaen 

** Mjjefac pbce tfaeir zuunet o& faighy and diialc their flirs. 

** Rikighy with hopes of new difcoreriet fii'd, 

** And all tlie depths of bumu ivit infpir'd, 

** Ro^-'d o'er the Weftem world, in feirch of fame. 8 c 

** Adding freOi f^lory to £Hza'& name ; 

^ Sutidued new empires, that will records be 

** I ni mortal ttt' a Queen's virginity *. 

^* Uui i hi Ilk not, Alhion, that thy fonf decay, 
** Or thai thy princes have left power to fwayi )• 

** Wltatevcr in Eliza's reign wai feen, 
** With a re-douhled vigour fprings again : 
*' liii|K;rial Anna fliall the feas control, 
" A till fprcad her naval laws from Pole to Pole : 
" NiM think her condufl or her counfels lefs, 95 

** 111 Mit uf war, or treaties for a peace ; 

• A! hiding tu the iirfl fctdemenc of Virginia. 



** In thrifty manigtmcrt of SutJiin*^ wealth, 

*^ ErtibezaM lately, or pufloinM by lUaltb 

** No nation can h^r want, or dread lurpriiiC, 

** Where Oxford s prudence Burleigh's lah fiipplieif ; j W 

*^On hiro tltc public k iTiof^ fecurely htntp 

** To cafe the burthen of the \k\\ of C^ecQi t 

•' On him the mcrchanrs fix tlicir lon|^ng evci^ 

" When waf ihnll ccu^e* and Britidi coTtimercc rife. 

** Alcides' ftrength and Atlas' linucr mind lo^ 

*f To narrow (Ireights of Eun>pe were confinU 
'* The Britifli Sailon, from their Rioyil Change, * 
** May find a noi>kr lUjcrt^ to range, ^* 

« Oxfoitl fliall he their l*ule-ftar to the South, 
"And there reward the ctforts of their youtli ? ttti 
" Whence, through hifi corjdu61, traflick fhnll inereirir« 
" Ev'n to thofe Seas which take tticir ft&mt from ^mcwK 

" Peace h the found muft glad the Dritona* etrir * 
" But fee I the nohjc Btjlingbroke appears | 
** Gcfhire composM and looks fcrene declare ii;^ 

*' Th' approaching iflue of a doubtful war. 
I ** Now my coerulean race^ fafe in the deep^ 
" Shall hear no cannons' roar diihirb their ileep'i 
** But fmootheil tides and the mod halcyon gales 
** Shall to their port dire£b Britannia's fails. 

<< Ye Tritons^ fons of Gods I 'tis my commandi 199 
" That you fee Bolingbrokc in fafety land j 
" Your concave ibclls for foftcft notes prepare, 
^ WhiLfl Echo &all repeat the gemleil air; 

■* ThePaei6cj0ceaa# 



" The River-gods fhall there your triumphs meet, . 

** And, in old Ocean mix'd, your bci;o greet ; 

'< Thames (hall iUod wondering, liis (hall rejmce, 115 

-^ And both in tuneful numbers raife their voice. 

" The rapid Med way, and the fertile Trent, 

" In fwiftcft ftreams, confefs their true content, 

** Avon and Severn (hall in raptures join, 

** And Fame convey them to the Northern Tine. 139 

-** Tweed then no more the Britons (hall divide, 

** But Peace and Plenty flow on either fide ; 

«< Triumphs proclaim, and mirth and jovial feafb, 

*' And all the world invite for welcome gucfts." 

Fa£tion, that through the land fo fatal fpread* 135 
No more (hall dare to raife her Hydra's head ; 
But all her votaries in filei^ce mourn 
The happinefs of Bolingbroke's return ; 
Tar from the common pitch, he fhall arife. 
With great defigns, to dazzle Envy's eyes; 140 

Search deep, to know of Whiggifli plots the fource^ 
Their ever-turning fchemes, and reftlefs courfe. 

Who ihall hereafter Britifli annals read. 
But will rcfle6i: with wonder on this deed ? 
How artfully his conduft overcame 145 

A (hibborn race, and qucnch'd a raging flame ; 
Retrieved xhe Britons from unruly fate. 
And overthrew the Phaetons of (late ! 
Thcfe wife exploits through Gallia's nation ran. 
And fir/d their fouls, to fee the wondrous man : 15^0 
The aged;couiiCcilors, without furprize. 
Found wit and prudcace fparkling in Lis eyes ; 

z Wifdom 


Wifdom that was not gain'd in conrre of years. 
Or re^ei^cnct owttig to his lioary haii*^, 
Bat flriick by farce of genius ; fuch i$ dfovc 155 

The Goddefs Pallas from the bram of Jove* 
The youth of France^ with pleafure^ look'd to fcc 
His graceful miea and bc^utecua fymuistry : 
The virglna ran, a^ to unufual ihoWf 
When he to Paris catoc, and Fontainblcau f x6o 

Viewing the blooming minifler dcfir^d. 
And i^ill, the more they gaz'd, die more admir'd* 
Kor did the Couir, that J>c;ft tme gtandi:ur kDOWi^ 
Their fentinients by hffkr faCts ^Jifclofe, 
By common pomp, or ceremonious train, 145 

Suti hcretaforcp or to be fccn again ; 
Biat tlicy devis'd jiew honours, yet unkiiowir» 
Or paid to any fubjcft 1 if a cto wn^ 

The Gallie King» in lige and -counfcls wife. 
Sated with war, and wcaiy of difgmfe, 170 

With open arms falutes tlie Britini Peer, 
And gladly owns his Prince and chara6^er. 
As Hermes from the throne of Jotre dcfcends. 
With grateful errand, to Hea^ea's choiced friends; 
As Iris frofli the bed oi Juno flies, 175 

To bear her Qjfeen's x:ommands through yielding (kies, 
Whild o'er her wings freQi beams of glory flowt 
And blended colours paint her wondrous bow » 
So Bolingbroke appears in Louis' fight^ 
With melTage heavenly ; and, witli equal lightf tZo 
Difpels all clouds of doubt, and fear of wan. 
And in iiis Miftrcfs' name for Peace declares : 

C c Accents 

386 . KIN G'S POEM S. 
Accents divine ! which the gveat Kii^ tuawm ^ 
With the fame grace that mighty Anna gives, . 

Let others hoaft of bloodi the fpoil of foet, 
Kapine and murder, tndof cndlcft woes, 
Deteftcd pomp ! and troplues giin'd from fir. 
With fpanglcd eniigns, ftreamiDg in the tirt 
Count how they made Bavarian ibfajeAs feel 
Tlie rage of firey and edge of harden'd fiedf 
Fatal effefts of foul infatiatc pride; 
That deal their wounds alike on either ^de, ■ 
No limits fet to their ambitious ends ; 
For who bounds them, no longer can be friendi. 
By different methods Bolingbrdk^ ihill raife 
His growing honours and immbrtal-praife. 

He, iir*d with glory and die public good. 
Betwixt the people and their danger (bod : 
Arm'd with convincing truths, he did appear { 
And all he faid was fparkling, bright, and clear. 
The liflening Senate with attention heard, 
And fomc admir'd, while others trembling fear'd i 
Not from the tropes of formal eloquence. 
But Demodhenic flrength, and weight of fenfe. 
Such as fond Oxford to her Son fuppUed, 
Dcfign-d her own, as well as Britain's pride ; 
Who, lei^ beholden to the ancient ihiuns, 
Might fliow a nobler blood in Engliih veins { 
Out-da wlwtever Homer fwcetly fung 
Of Neftot's counfels, or UlyflTes' tongue. 

Oh ! all ye Nymphs, whilft time and youdi alIo\ 
jPrcpare the Rofe and Lily for his brow« 

a M 



Much he has done, but (HII has more in view ; 
To Anna's intereft and his country true- 
More J couid prophefy ; but^niuli refrain : a,i c 
Sfuch truth I would make another mortd vain ! 

TO T Ji E 


A Paraphrafe on Naudius's Addrefs to Cardiiid 
de BagtiL 

^TT* H E ttme will come (if Fate /hall pleafe to givt 
-*- This feeble thread of mme tngrc fpace to live) 
When I fhall you and all your a£^si rehearfe. 
In a much loftitr and more fluent rerfe ; 
To Ganges' banka, and China farther Eafl:, 
To Carolina, and the dlflani Weft, 
Your nafue flitll fly, and every where be hlcfl ; 
Through Spain and tradls of Libyan fands iliall go 
To Ruflian limits, and to Zambia's fnovv. 
Then (hall ptiy eager Mufc expand hei; wing, 
Your love of juftice and your goodnefs fing ; 
Your grcatncfs, ecjual to the It are you hold j 
In counfel wife, in execution bold ; 
How there appears, in all that you difpenfe, 
Beauty, good- nature, and the ftrength of fcnfc. 
Thefe let the world admire. — From you a fmilc 
Is more than a reward of all my toil. 

♦ Dr. King dedicated his Englifli verfion of thac 
work to the duke of Beaufort. 



C 3«8 ] 



T rOU fay you love ; repeat agaiof 
•*• Repeat th* amazing founds 
Kepeat the cafe of all my pain, 
The cure of every wound. 

What you to thoufands have denied^ 

To me y^u freely givei 
Whilfl I in humble (ilence died. 

Your mercy bids jme live. 

So upon Latmos' top each night, 

Endymion ^ghing lay ; 
Ga/'d on the Moon's tranfcendent light, 

Defpair'd, and durd not pray. 

But divine Cynthia faw his grief^ 
Th* cflefl of conquering charms : 

Unaik*d the Goddcfs brings rcliefi 
And faUi> into his arms. 


t 389 } 

TO G ^ L I A. 

'Tp H E cruel C«Iia laves » antl burns 

In flames flic cannot bide ; 
Make hei} 4t^ar Thydls, cold rcruntV^ 
Treat ber wkh korn and pride. 

You know t!t« csptives flie hni^ made/ 

The lormcnt of her chain t 
LfC her, let her be once beer^y'd. 

Or rack Iwr with difdain 1 

Sec ttars flow from htv plerelng cyci^ 

She bends her kn« divine ; 
Her tears J for Datiion% fakei defpifef 

Let her kncd flill, for mine* 

PttrTue thy conq.ucftV charming youth^ 

Her haughty beauty vex. 
Till trcmblkig virgins learn this truth •— ■ 

Men can revenge their fex ! 


C'EPTEMBER and Novembw: now were paO, 
■-^ When men in bonfires did their firing waAo^ 
Yet flill my monumental log. did lad : 
To begging boys it was not made a prey 
On tlie King's birth or coronation day. 

C c 3 Why 



399 K I N G'S POEMS. 

Why with thofe oaks, under whofe facred fhade 
Qiarlcs was prefervMy (hould any fire be made f 
At liift a firofl, a difmal froil, there came. 
Like that which made a market upon Thames 
Unrulv company would then have made 
Vixv with tliis lop, whilft thus its owner pray'd t 
** Thou that art worlhipM in Dodona's grove, 
*• From all thy facred trees fierce flames remove : 
i« Picfci vc this groaninj; branch, O hear my prayer, 
•* Spare me this one, this one poor Billet fpare ; 
" 'I hat. liaving many fires and flames withfloodi 
"Its aiuicnt tcuimonial may lafl good, 
•» !n tuiuic limes to prcivc, I once had Wood !** 


In Imitation of P e t r a r c H* 

A T fifjht of murclcr*d Pompey*s head 
•*^ Cxfar forgets his fcx and ftate. 
And, whilfc liis generous tears are (hed, 

Wiflies he had at lead a milder fate. 
At Abfalom's uiuimclv fall, 

David with grict" hib conquefl views ; 
Nay, weeps fur unrelenting Saul, 

And in loft vcrfe the mournful theme purfue?. 

The mightier Laura, from Love's darts fecure. 
Beholds the thoufand deaths that I endure, 
Kach death made horrid with mod cruel pain j 

Yet no frail pity in her looks appears; 

Her eyes bciray no carelefs tears, 
^t perfecuce me dill with anger and difdain. 


£ 391* I 



Upon his difputing publlckly at Chrift Churchy 


Ik/f tJ S E, to diy maflcr's lodgings quickly fly^' 

"^ ■** Entraijct; to tliee his goodnefs won't tl£hy; 

With due fubmiflion, tt:!! him you arc mincV ' * *' 

And that you trouble hrm with ihh di^llgn, 

Exactly to inform his noble youth 

W what you heard jull now from vanquifli'd Truth : 

" Conquer'd, undone I 'Tis fi range that there ihould he 

" In tills confciTion pleafute cv*n to me. '. < 

** With well- wrought terms my hM I f^rongly barr'd,- 

" And rough difiin£lions were my furly guard* 

** Whilft If furc of my caufe, this flrength poffefs; 

" A noble youth » advancing with adtlrcf^, ^ i* 

" Led glittering Falfehood on with fo much art, 

" That I foon felt fad omens in my' heart. 

** Words with that grace," faid I, " mud needs perfuadc; 

" I find myfelf infenfibly betray M. 

*' Whilft he purfues his conqueft, I retreat, 

** And by that name would palliate my defeat. 

" But here methinks I do the profpeft fee 
** Of all thofc triumphs he prepares for me, 
" When Virtue or when Innocence opprcfl: 
** Fly for fure refuge to his generous bread: ; 

• Probably James the third earl of Anglefea. N. 

C c 4 »* Wlien 

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. iiuu..ti^M.> .1 'wrcu^iu uj .'.ic ac Juii repay ^ 


r*^ :>* :i-.c uawn j£ youuki. 

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-i\ iiz.jiiiZ Oft r .amJh . .^ ««^w^ 

Titac I r::^^'^ r.o SMrOi 

1 vc :'«c*n, ma ihcrtEore cow am nxd^ 

No loDgLf .-'alls aud vaiai 
My pAftUon ii wicn . ..••ui mt^'J, 

AaA botii liuil c.w ceigiu 



T 'LL from my breaft tear foml defire^ 
■^ Since Laurel i% not ediik; ; 
1 11 ftrlve to cure die wnorons Sre, 
And quench tbt; Hame vrith wiiie. 

Perhaps in ^T^ves and coding fhade 

Soft flumbcis 1 may find : 
There aU the vow^ tD Laura made 

Shall vanifh with the wind. 

The fpeaUng ftriogs And charming fong 

My palTion may rem ore t 
Ob, Mufick will the paio prolong, 

And H the food of Love. 

I '11 fearch heaTcn, earth, hell; feas> and satg, 

And that Ihall fet me free : 
Oh, Laura's image will' be riierc 

Where Laura will not be. 

My foul mud (liil endure tlie pain,. 

And with fireih torment rave : 
For none can ever break the chain. 

That once wa& Laura's Have.. 


3*94 ^ I N G^S POEMS. 

Being Part of a Play called « The New Troop.'' 

/^ M Y dear Thraihcrwell, you *re gone to fea, • -| 

^^ And happincfs muft ever banilh'd be > 

From our flock-bed^ our garret, and from me f J 

Perhaps he is on land at Portfinouth now 

In the embraces of fomc Hamplhire Sow, 

Who, with a wanton jpat, cries, " Now, my Dear, 

«* You 're wilhing for fome Wapping doxy here/* — ^ 

" Pox on them all I but moft on bouncing Nan, . 

" With whom the torments of my life begin : 

" She is a bitter one !" — You lye, you Rogue j ' 

You are a treacherous, falfc, ungrateful dog. 

Did not I take you up without a fhirt ? 

Woe worth the hand that fcrubb'd off all your dirt I 

Did not my intcreft lift you in the Guard ? 

And had not you ten fliillings, my reward ? 

Did I not then, before the Serjeant's face. 

Treat Jack, Tom, Will, and Martin, with difgrace ? 

And Thrafherwell before all others chufe, 

When I had the whole Regiment to loufe. 

Curs'd be the day when yOu produc*d your fword. 

The juft revenger of your injur'd word ! 

The martial Youth round in a circle flood. 

With envious looKs of love, and itching blood : 

You, • 


Y0U9. witk Ibme otths that (ignified conTent, 

C^ « Toto is N«l's !*' and p'ey the Ayord you wcnu 

Then I with feme iftore modefty wo^iXd^ep 1 

The Enixgn thuitlb'd vay bunir and made me leap. 

I leap'd iiUleodLi. and you prevailing men 

Leave us no power of leaping hack again. 


XT'OUNG Slouch the Farmer lud a jolly Wife^ 
^ That knew all the convcajencies of life, 
Whofe diEg€ncc ^nd clcanlincfs fupplicd 
The wit which Nature had to him denied : 
But then iht had a tongue that would be hcard^^ 
And make a bttter man than Slouch afcard* 
This made cenlorious perrons of the rown 
Say J Slouch couH hardly cali his foul his own : 
^ For, if he went abroad too much, Jhe ^ ufe 
To give him flippers, and lock up his fhoes. 
Talking he lov*d, and ne'er was more afiliftcd 
Than when he was difturb*d or contradi6i:cd : 
Yet ftill into his fiwry Ihe would break 
Witli, " *Tis not ib ^— pray give me leave to fpeak,** 
His fdends' thought this was a tyrannic rule, 
Not differing much from calling of him fool; 
Told him, he mud exert himfelf, and be 
In fa£^ the mailer of his family. 

He faid, "That the next Tuefday noon would fliow 
** Whether lie were tlie. lord at home, or no ; 

« When 


** WL:;:: tLeir gond company lie wculd iDtreiC 

•* To wei:.brav*d ak, aod ckan, if homely, aoE." 

Wicli achifig heait home tti hb vift he goes, 

Asd en liii knees does his nfii aft ^^iiclofe, 

ALd |vra7s dear Svker, thai^ one day tt leafi. 

He might appear as maftcr of the f^aft. 

** 1 11 gran: voar wiih," dies Ihe, ** that you may fee 

•• Tw^re wifdom to be gorern'd ftill by mc? 

Tlu; gHeilb npoB the day apix>:ated camr^ « ' 

Each bowfy Fanner with htf fimpericg dnoe. 
** Ho ! Sue !" cries Slouch, ^ why doft xioc thoo appesri 
** Art thefe thy manacrs whtn Aunc Snapris hac?^ 
«• I pardon aik," fays Sue; ** I 'dlioc ofiend 
'< Any my dear inTitesy much Icfs lus fnend.** 

Sloudi by his kinfman Gniflfy hadlieen tang^ 
To entertain his friends with €nding faoliv - 
And make the main ingredient of hb trnc 
His fayingy ** There was nothing fit to eat r 
** The boil'd Pork fhnks, t&e roaft Beef H not ewnigh^ 
*^ The Bacon 's nifty, and the Hens ase tough ; 
«< The Veal 's all rags, rfic Butter's tum'd to OA^ 
** And thus I buy good meat for fluts to fpoil. 
** 'Tis we are the firft Slouches ever fate ■■ 
** Down to a Pudding without Plumbs or Fat. 
*' What Teeth or Stomach *8 fhrong enough to feed 
** Upon a Goofto my Grannum kept to breed } 
•* Why mud old Pidgeons, and they fhde, be dreftj, 
** When there 's fo many fquab ones in the neft ?* 
<■ This Beer is four ; this mufly, thick, and ilale,. 
<< And worfe than any thing, except ^ Alot*^ 




^(3c all this while many cxcufcs mad« : 
Some things flic own*d ; at tjthcr times (Be l»id 
The fault on chance, hut oftener on the mnid. 

TJien Chcefc was broughL hays Slouchi *' Thjs e*en 
" (ball roll: 
*' I *m furt *th hard enough to make a Bowl t 
*^ This is SkiiB^mtlk, and therefore k fh^ll go j 
'* And thii, hecaufc 'th Suffolk, follow too.'* 
Btir now Siic*s patience did hegin to \v^(tc j 
Nor longer coulci djlfimuUtion lafl, 
" Pray let me rife,'* fays Sue, " my dear s I '11 6nd 
" A CUcefe: perhaps may be to Levy's mind." 
Then in an cntr)\ ftaodiiig dofe, where he 
Alone, and none of all bis friends j might fee ; 
And brandifiiiag * cudgel ,he had felt, 
And far enough oa this otxafion fmclt j 
** I 11 try, mf joy !"' ihe cried, ** if I can plcafc 
'* My Dearcft with a tafte of his Old Checfe I" 
. Slouch turn VI his head, ffiw his wife 's vigorous hand 
"Wielding her oaken fapling of command, 
Knew well the twang : " Is 't the Old Cheefc, my Dear ? ,^ 
•* No need, no need of Cheefe/' cries Slouch: "I'llfwear, L 
'* 1 think I 'y^ din'd as well as my Lord Mayor ! ** J 


npWO neighbours, Clod and Jolr, would married be; 

But did not in their.choice of Wives agree. 
Clo<l thought a Cuckold was a monftrous bead, 
With two huge glaring eyes and fprcading creft 



Therefore, refolving never to be fudby 
Married a Wife none but himfelf could touch. • 
Jolt, tkiaking maniage was decreed by Fate, 
Which ihews us whom to love, and whom to hate. 
To a young, handfome, jolly lafs, made court. 
And gave his ^ends convincing reafons for % 
That, (ince in life fucb mifchief muft ti6 haci. 
Beauty had fomething (till that was not bad. 
*Within two months, Fortune was pleas'd to fend 
A Tinker to Clod's houfc, with " Brafs to mend.'* 
The good old wife furvey'd the brawny fpark, 
And found his chine was laYge, though countenance dark. 
Tirft fhe appears in all her airs, then tries 
The fquinting efforts of her amorous eyes. 
Much time was fpent, and much defire expreil ; 
At laft the Tinker cried, « Few words are beft.; 
** Give me that Skillet then ; and, if I 'm true, 
■<* I dearly cam it for the work I do." 
They 'greed ; they parted. On the Tinker goes. 
With tlic fame ftrokc of pan, and twang of nofc, 
Till he at Jolt's beheld a fprightly dame 
That fet his native vigour all on flame. 
He looks, iighs, faints, at laft begins to cry, ' 
^ And can you then let a young Tinker die ?" ( 

Says fhe, " Give me your Skillet then, and try.*' J 
<* My Skillet ! Both my heart and Skillet take j 
** I wilh it were a Copper for your fake." 
After all this, not many days did pafs. 
Clod, fitting at Jolt's houfe, furvey'd the Brafs 

And . 


And glittering Pcwtcr ftanding on the ihelf ; 
Then, after fomc grufF muttering with himfclf. 
Cried, " Pr'jthee, Jolt;, how cimc that $kin<;t thine P 
'* You know as well as 1^" ciuoch Jolt j " t*en't mine* 
" But I 'U afk Nan." 'Twas done; Nan told the matter 
Iq truih w/twa5 ; then cried, '' You 've got the hett«rs 
*■ For tell 'me, Dearefl, whether you would chfifc 
** To be a gainer hy me, or to lofe, 
** As for our Neighbour Clod, this I. dare fajr, * 

^^ Wc Vc Beauty and a Sktllct more than they," 



,* .. • ^ 

'Tp O M Banks by native bduftry was taught 

The vaiiqus arts how Fifhes miglit be caught* 
Sometiuves with ^embling reed and iingJe hair^ 
-And bair conceard, he 'd for their death prepare^ 
Wth melancholy thoughts and downcafl: eyes, 
Expc6i:ing till deceit had gain'd its prize. 
Sometimes in rivulet quick, and water clear. 
They *d meet a fate more generous from his fpcar. 
To bafket oft* he 'd pliant oziers turn, 
Where they ntaght entrance find, but no return. 
His net well pois'd with lead he *d fometimes throw. 
Encircling thus his captives all below. 
Bur, when he would a quick deftruflion make. 
And from afar much larger booty take, 
He 'd through the dream, where mod defcending, fet 
From fide to fide his drong capacious net j 



CB IbS fBUIC ^XWW Wtat IBlgpCV pMRf 

WiMtdJmc hk pRj om horn d^ir tm^f Mi^ 
Jlad f« pnfge than iawM i&e reJS^ ioad, 
€h£fiB^ fibr bi«i^ ami alnaA livafc'i «rkh Tttod, 
Tin dKf , of £u^» P^'S^ <lt^ todt | 
Wfre io dbe siaA wick ^2k caua^ej k& 

Tf^ «!k> Hir'il down die firexn^ ne^tlKi^k Ilk 
Wis goo(3» Qskft^ kid 1^ wa££T dear. 
Mc goes to Eftoks, and thus Wgxus ftb tilet 
** Lord ! if you knew bat bow the people rmO ! 
*• TIfcey ^nnoe Boil, nor wafli, nor nxife, drey liy^p 
** Wtib water focnetlmci ink^ and {biiieiiiii£& wbcv, 
** According ts jou meet witli mud or dav* 
^ Be64es, my wife ^ide £x months comd not brew^ 
^ And now the bbmc of this all 's laid om joui 
•* For it wiU be 1 diftnal tiling to think 
" How wc old TroiS muft Hvc^ and ttave no dnnk r 
" Therefore, I pray, fome odier method take 
" Of fifhiBgt were it only for oar fikc" 

Says Bajr»ks, ** I 'm forry it Should be my lot 
•* Ever to difobligc mf gofTip Trot : 
** Yet *t'cn'r my fault ; but fo *ttB Formne met one, 
'* To make his meat become hh neight>our'i poifon i 
*♦ Atiti fo wc pray fot winds upnn this coaft, 
** By %vhich on t'otbei navies tnay be loft, 
** Tlierefore fn patience reft, tboiJgb 1 proceeds 
** There *t no ill-T*atttrc m the cafe, but need. 
** TbiJUgb for your life dih water will not ferret 
** 1 *d larhci )'au fliguld diotk, ihm I ilsouki flarvc" 




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ifl^ L D Paddy Scot, with none of the bcfl faces, 
^^ Had a niort knotty pate at fblvmg calcs ^ 
Jf] any point coul<l tell you, to 4 liAir, 
Wlwn was JL grain of lioncfty to Ipart:. . v 

■Jr happeo'd, afccr pi^tyers, one certain night. 
At home he had octaikm for a light 
To turn Socinus, LclTiu^, Efcolwir, 
i^am'd Covftrruviasj and the gteat Navarre : j » 

And therefore, as Ive from the chapel earner, 
£xtingui flung a yellow taper's ilanue^ 
By which juft now be had Jcvoudy .pray'J, 
The ufeful remnant to his flceve convey 'J. 
There happenM a Pbyfician to be by, > - 

Who thither q^c but only a^ a fpy# 
To hud out others* fwiltSj but Itt alone 1 ^ • 

Hcpcntancc for the crimes that were his own. 

This Doaor follow'tl Paddy j iaid, " He l»ck'4 
■** To know what made a facrilegious faft." 

Paddy with ftudious gravity replies, 
•^' That 's as the place or as the matter lies : 
"** If from a^lace uafacred you fhould rak<e 
** A facrcd thing, this lacrilege would make; 
**Or an unGicrcd thing from facrcd place, 
*' There wouW be nothing different in the cafe ; 
**'But, if horh thing and place fhould facrcd be, 
^* 'Twcrc height of facrilcgc, as Doctors all agree." 

I^ d « Then, 

4c» KIN G\S P O E M S. 

" Then,'* fays the Do^kor, *' for more light in tiiis» 
** To pot a fpccial cafe, were not amifs. 
** Sappalir a man fluMld take a CbmnioQ Pnycr 
** Ont of a Chapel where there 's ibme to fpare ?" 

** A ComnxMi Prayer!" fays Paddy, ** thtt wouM be 
^^ A facrilege of an intenfe degree." 

** Suppole that one Ihould in thcfe bolidayi 
« Take thence a bonch of Roicmary or Bays ?** 

^ 1 'd not be too cenforious in that cafe, 
** But twould be (acrilcge flill from the place." 

** What if a man ibould firom the chapel take 
** A taper's end : iboald he a fern pic make, 
*' If homeward to his chambers he fhould go, 
" Whether 'twere theft, or facrikge, or nor" 

The ily infinnation was perceiv'd : 
Sayt Paddy, ^ Dodor, you may be deceiT'd, 
" Unlcfs in cafes you diftinguifli right; 
** But this may be refoWd at the firft 6ght. 
** As to the taper, it could lie no theft, 
*' For it had done its duty, and was left : 
*' And facrilege in having it is none, 
*' Bccaufc that in my ilccve I now have one.** 


/^NE night a fellow wandering without ftar, -^ 
^^ As void ot money as lie was of care, \ 

Confulering both were waih'd away with beer, J 

With Strap tlie Coaftablc by Fonune meets, 
Whutc Untcras glare in the moft (ilent ftrccts. 


KcAy, iitipttien£ my one fiioulil be 

tki bold a» £0 be df unk ih^t nl^Ut bur be > 

^' ^Cu4 1 wlio goes there,*' cries Strap, ** «t hours f« latt? 

'* Anfw^rr* Your nftcnc j or clfe have at your pate,'' *- 

'* 1 wo*m ftanJ, 'cauftr I titn't. Why mufl you kaow 
** Frem whcnc£ h ifl I comct or where I go r** 

*f See here my ftaff," cries Straps '* trcmbhng behold 
** Its rJidiaDt painty and ornamental gold; 
^* Wooden autkority when tlius f wield, 
** Poribns of all degrees ob<:ciit:ncc yktd. 
" Thcot be you the belt man in all the city^ 
^' Mark mc 1 1 to ilvt Counter will commit yt.*' 

** You ! Lif<t and fo forth. For ihat never fparc: 
** If tliai be all, commit me ff you dare t 
^' Ne perfon yet, eitlwr through fear or Iham^t 
" DwA commie tne, that once had headi my name.''^ 
•* Pray then, what h ^?*' — * " My name '% Advl* 

-** And, faith, yourfmorc life would pkafant 1 
** Did your wife kaow you once -cofRmitted me,' 

be, r 
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ipROM London Paul the Ctrricr coming down» 
*• To Wantage, meets a beauty of the town ; 
They both aocoft with falutation pretty, 
Ai, ** How doH, Paul ?" — ** Thank you : and hovir 
" do'ft, Betty V 

D d 2 " Didfl 

4©4 K »I N G » S P O E M ^. 

** Did(^ fee our Jack, nor Sifter ? No, you 'veTeeii, 
••* I warrant, none but thofe who faw thc<lueen." 

*' Many words fpoke in jcft,** Tays Paul, ** are tnie, « 
**"I came from Windfor*; and, if ^ome-folks knew-v 
*' As nmnh as I, it might be well^r you." '*j 

" Lord, Paul ! what is *t ?" — " Why give mic fonie* 

** riling for *t, ' '■ 

** This kifs ; and this. The matter then is ftortt 
*' The Parliament have made a proclamation, 
" Which will this week be fent all round the nation; 
" That Maids with tittiemoutbs doall prepare 
'* On Sunday next to- come before the Ma}'or, 
** And that all Batchelors be IJkewife there t 
« For Maids with little mouths ftall, if theypleafe, 
•* From out of thcfc young men choofe twonpiccc.'' 

Betty, with bridled chin, extends her face, 
And then contracts her lips with fimpering grace. 
Cries, " Hem ! pray what muft all the huge ones do 
•• For hvflbands, when we little mouths have two ?" 

'** Hold, not fofaft," cries he,- " pray pardon me-? 
•^* Maids with huge, gaping, w/V^wtfw/i&j, muft have three.*' 

Betty diftorts her face with hideous A^uall, 
And mouth, of a foot wide begins to bawl, 
'** Oh ! ho ! is 't fo ? Tiie cafe is altered, Paul. 
^* Is.that tlie point? I wifli the three were ten; 
*^ 1 warrant I 'd find moutb, if they '11 find ma 



■* Where queen Aone and her court freguently jre£dd3« 


[ 4^f T *• ^ 


nn EIE U E WIS a Ud, th' unluckieft of his creWp. '" 
-^ Was riill contriving fometliing badj but Qc^v«^A 
His comrades all obc^licricf: to him paid* 'T 

In exccucia^^ what defigns he laid ; T 

*Twas they fto«lJ rob die orctur^^, he M retire, ' '* 
II ii foot was fife wliilft theirs was in the fire*- ' *" 
He kept ilvcm ia the daik to tl\at Jcgrcc^ 
Is^one fhould prcfume to be fo wife as bc> 
But, being at the top of all afiiin, ' ^ 

The profit was his own^ the mifchicf iheks, 
Thnx fell fomc words made him begin to doubt. 
The fOgues would grow fo wife to tind him out| 
He wai not pleas M with diis, axid fo next daf 
He crieis to tl^cm, a^ going Jufl to play, * 

*' What a rare Jack -daw's ncfl is there I look upj 
** You fee 'lis almoft ar clve fteeiilc's top/' ' 

" Ah,*' fays antithcr, ** we can have no hope 
** Of getting tKitht:r to 't vviilmut a rope." 
Says then the fleering fpark, with courteous grin, 
By which he drew his infant cullies in ; 
••.Nothing more eafyj did you never fee -. 

•* How, in a fwarjn, bees, hanging bee by bee, C 

•• Make a long fort of rope below the tree. J 

•♦ VVhy mayn't we do the fame, good Mr. John ? 
•* For that contrivance pray let me alone. 
•• Tom Ihall hold Will, you Wiil, and I '11 hold you; 
*• And tlicn I warrant you the thing will do. 

D d 3 " But, 


K I N C's po E wrs* 

'^ By^ if thtxt *^ iny does not care to trf , 

" Lci u& have no J^k-dflws^ und whaf care 1 1^' 

That touch^I the quick, an J fo they fotij complied^ 
Ko ir|ument like ^h^t wa^ <*er denied^ 
And therefore iiift»Rtly the thing was tried. 
*rhcy h*inging down on ftrcngrh above depend t 
Then to himfclf mytters their trufty frbndt 
*' The dogf are ilmofc uiclefs grown to me, 
** I nc'<:r ihall hav« fuch opportunity 
" To part with diem j and ib e'en let them go/^ 
Then cries aloud, " So ho I my lad« I fo ho I 
** You *re gone, onleft ye all hold faft below* 
" They H'c fcrv*d my turn, fo 'tis fie time (o drop them; 
** The Devij^ if he wants theb> tec him 0op them*" 


A GENTLEMAN in htrnting rode artray, 
•**- More out of choice^ than ihac he lofl: liis way j 
He let his company il>c Hflrc purfuc, 
For he himfclf had other game in viewf 
A Beggae by lier trade j ya not fo meaB^, 
But that her checks were frdh, and linen clean- 
** Mifber^/' quoth he, ** and what if we two £hou- 4 
** Retire a little way into- the wood V 

She ncede<J not much couxtihip to he kind# 
He imhtcs oii before, &e trots behind ; 
For little Bobby* iti her (houlders Ixtund^ 
Hinders die gentle dame from tlddb ^ground. 


** Were ibc duU tied so me, «i>pc itiak \mc«u<i «^ ^ 
« Mi^taf wen. Sir ! CSa, Lcs>i ! il u&i to wi T 

With ^eed iocvtdibk to woik fiK ^ocv» 
And firam ha flioialden ibon the bunbea throws i 
Then mouocs the in£anc with a gentle tot$ 
Upoo her gencroiis fricodyand, like « crah, 
The ihcet ihc with a dextrous motion winds. 
Till a iinn knot the waodering fabrick hinds. 

The Gentleman had fcarcc got time to know 
What ihe was doing ; ihe, about to t;o, 

Dd 4 ' Cii 


Cries, " Sir, good b'ye; bcn*6 angry that we ptr^ 
** I truft the child to you with all my heart: 
« But, ere you get another, 'ten't amifs^ 
'• To try a year or two how you '11 keep ^hii.*^ ■ 


■TTriTHIN the Shire of Nottingham there lic» 
A pariffi fam'd, bccaufe the men were wife r 
Cf their own ftrain they had a teacher fought^ 
Who ali his life was better fed than uught.. 
It was about a quarter of a year. 
Bince he had fnor'd, and eat, and fattened there t 
When he the houfe-keepers, their wives, and alii- ■ 
Did to a fort of Parifli-meeting call ; 
Promifing fomething, which, well underflood^ 
In little time would turn to all their good. 

When met, he thus harangues : ** Neighbours, I find, 
*' That in your principles you *rc well inclined : 
« But then you 're all folicitous for Sunday ; 
*' None feem to have a due regard for Monday, 
*' Mod people then their dinners have to feek, 
** As if 'twere not the firft day of the week ; 
" But, when you have hafli'd meat and nothing more, 
*< You only curfe the day that went before. 
*• On Tuefday all folks dine by one confent r 
«' And Wednefdays only fail by Parliament, 
** But Falling fure by Nature ne'er was meant. 

'« The 


T H E V E S T R Y, 4^^ 

^ The Market will for Thurfday find a dilfc,, * *• 

" Antl Friday ss a proper day for fifhf " ' 

** After fife, Saturday requires ibme Meat; * 

" On Sundajr you Vr otilig'd by Uw to rrcat j 

** And the f«nc law ordLuns a Puddmg then, 

'* To children grateful^ uqf uofit for mem ' ' 

'* Take Hens, Gccfe, Turkica^ then,, or fomethinrr Hglif^ 

■* Brcaufe their kgs, if broil'd, will fcne at niphc, 

" Ai?d, liecc 1 find that roaSl Beef makes yow Hctp^ 

** Com it a httle morcj and fo 'twill keep, 

" Roaft it on Monday, pity it ihould he Ipoil'd ; 

" On Tuefday Mutton either roafi: or bnii'd. 

** On Wedncfday fliuuld be foine variety, 

" A Loin or Breaft of Veal, and Pigeon- pye, 

'^ On Thurfday cncli man of biEi diili make choice^ 

•* *Tis fit Dti Market-days tvc all rcjdce, 

** And then on Friday, as I U'ld befone, 

■* We '11 have a dirtj of Ki(h, and one diHi more. 

" On Saturday ftew'd Beef, with fometbing nice, 

*' Provided quick, and tofs'd up in a rrice, 

•* Becaufe that iathe afternoon, you know, 

** By cudom, we muft to the Alc-houfe go j 

** For clfe how fhould our houfes e'er be clean, 

** Except wc gave fome time to do it then ? 

*' Fronft^ whence, unlefs we value not our lives, 

" None part without remembering firft our Wives* 

** But thefe arc (landing rules for every day, 

** And very good ones, as I fo may fay : 

** After each meal, let 's take a hearty cup ; 

*' And where we dine, 'tis ntting that wc fup. 

'* Now 


** As for my own f>aity I had>Ather ftay, 

«< And take them now and then, — and here aad tKerc^— 

** According to my prcfent bill of fare. 

«* You know I *m fmgle : if you all agree 

«* To treat by turns, each will be fure of me.** 

The Vcflry all applauded with a hum, 
And the feven wifeft of them bad htm coine. 


"TXTHEN the 3roung people ride the Skimi^gtoo, 

There is a general trembling in a towns 
Not only he for whom the perfon rides 
Suffers, but they fweep other doors befidei i 
And by that hieroglyphic does appear 
That the good woman is the mailer there. 
At Jenny's door the barbarous Heathens fv^pt, 

Ar*A Kiic rt/w«r tiiifi* festilA^ vinril 4Um uv^nT* 


0)ic for dlfoinTfe of news the m after calls. 

Toother on this ungraceful fubjcf^ falb. . 

" Ptay, Mn. Jenny, whence came this rtpoit» 

" For I believe there 's no great reafon for % 

** As if the folks t'tJthcr day fwcpt your doorj 

** And half a doxca of your neighbours more >" 

*' There "i nothing in %" fays Jenny; " that 'i% doli^ 

•' Where the wife niles^ but here I rule alone, 

** And, gentkmeTii you *d much mtftaken bc^ 

** If miy one ibould not tlunk chat of mc, 

^' Within thefe waIU> my fuppljant vafTiU know ^, 

** What due obedience to their prince they owe, L 

" Aod kifs the fha«Iow of my papa t toe* J 

" My word 's a law ^ when 1 my power advance, 

'* There \ cot a greater Monarcli ev*n in France, 

•' Not live Mogul or Czar of Mufcoryj 

•* Not Prcflcr John, or Cham of Taitary, 

** Are m thesr houftis Monardi more than Ti 

** My Hotifc my Caflle is, and here I 'm King, 

" I *m Pope, r 'na Emperor, Mooarch, every things 

•'•What though tny wife be partner. of: my bed, 

** The Monarch's Crown (its only on this head/* 

His^ wife had plaguy ears, as well as tongue, 
And| hearing all« thought hisdifcourfe too long : 
Her confcicnce faid, he ihould not tell fuch lyes» 
And to her knowledge fuch ; fhc therefore cries, . 
** D'ye hear— you — Sirrah. ■=— Monarch— there ? — - 

" Come down 
•* And grind the Coffee — or I '11 crack your Crown." 



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A VmTUOSO had a mind to fcic 
^^ One that would never difcontentcd be. 
But in a carelcfs way to all' agree. 
lie had a Scrvanc, much of /Kfop's kind, 
Of perfonagc uncouth, hut fprightly mind ; 
*• Humpus," fays he, "I order that you find 
** Out fuch a man, with fuch a chara£lcr, 
'* As in this paper now I give you here ; 
" Or r will lug. your earn, or crack youn pate, 
"Or rather you fhall meet with a worfe fate, 
** For I will break your back, and'fet you flrait. 
** Riing him to dinner." Humpus fbon willidrcw,. 
%Vas lafc, as having fuch a one in view 
At Coven t Garden dial,, whom he found 
Sitting with thoughtlefs air and look profound, 
Who, foliury gaping without care, 
Scein'd to fay, " Who is 't? wilt go any where ?" 
Sayi Ilumpus, " Sir, my Maflcr bade me pray 
<* Your company to dine witli Wm to-day.'* 
He fnufls ; then follows ; up the (hirs he goes, 
Never pulls off his hat, nor cleans his (hoes, 
But, looking round him, faw a handfome room. 
And did not much repent that he was come] 
Clofc to the fne he draws an elbow-chair. 
And, lolling cafy, doth for flcep prepare. 





•• What Actii I em 1 ^i^« iti^ itwt fi»f wcw' 

A6«r • «M^ lift JD iu|^i«i\ Ua to Itiftip 
Aftd hiii^ liiM mlmdo v^ be 11 c^mrn^it^, 

Teuf Mtfflltr imjr tnu^ lil^ ^ ^II ktm ^^^ 

He ctecv The Futher »^^, •* WHtJit hart von tl^ttr } 
** How dtve you ulvc a ^Irtnger Vinc^«t ?** 
•* Sir, 'twas ChMnp^^tM: 1 g*vc him/'—'* NSir, in«^ce^ I 
«• Take Kim<dQ<l icourge him till ibc ulcat hUcd < 
•* Don'i ipatc him for his itars or age t 1 11 try 
•* If Cat-iirninc-tiils can cxcufc a lye," 

Thinks the Clown, ** That 'twjiK wine, 1 <lo Urlirve^ 
*• But Tuch young rogues aic aptcrt to <lcc,(ivc t 
•• He *$ none of mine, hut his own flefh an<l Moot!, 
•* And how know I but 'i may hr for \m p)Oi\ )'* 

When the clelfert came on, and iv.'UioH huMij^ht, 
Then was the difmal fccnc of Kndm^ iaviU 



0t-t T. 7 V r; ' 

^' A.***; K'*'* 9'>''^ ^^9 xun^fuaditivBiBfeBlH'^ 


*' tm uTh^am ««pnctli tfanwf^h ibt aalthade of Bofi* 
'« n«f*/' Eccus. T. 4 

** thntntUt <|u« ItKlunt mente Tolitandbnt uoiUris, 
** ^4tn (l<;lubrft Uo6m dcc ab aethere niunxna mitnui^ 
'* lk4 ribi qui(<|ue facit/' &c. Pbt&ovios. 

np If R flittini^ Dreamty that pla^r before the wind, 

^ At« nM by Heaven for Prophdfies defign'-d; 
Mm liy wtltcrcal Hoingii fent i» down. 
Hill each man Ik creator of hit wvn t 
y<ir, wtven their weary limbs are funk in eaie, 
'I'ltD fiiuU cllay to wander where they pleaie % 
*V\w fcaiterM iniagei have fpace to play, 
Aiul Ni||ht rcpeati the laboort of the Day« 



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T n 1 


T SING of FOOD, l?y Britiih Nurfc dcfigu'd, 

^ To maVe che Stripplir.g brivc, and Maiden kind. 

Delay not, Mufe, in numbers to rehearfc 

The pkafures of our lift?, and fmcwa of our verfe. 

I^r Pur) ding's difh, moft wholefome, he thy ihcuie, 5 

And (Up thy fwclUng ptumcE in fragrant Cream. 

Sing I lien that Piili fo fitcang eo improve 
A tender modcfty atid trcmhling iove ; 
Swimming tn Butter of a golden hue, 
Gai'Difti'd with drops of Ka(t*$ fpicy dew- !• 

Sometimes the frugal Matron fccms in hafle> 
Kor cares to beat her Pudding into Pafle t. 
Yet Milk in proper Skillet (he will place. 
And gently fpice it with a blade of Mace 1 
Then fet feme careful Damfel to k}ok to % t j 

And ftiil to ilir away the Biihop*s-foots 
ToTf if burnt Milk ihould to the bottom iHck, 
Like over* heated zeal, 'twould make folks iick* 
Intd the Milk her Flour (he gently throws. 
As Valets now would powder tender Beaux : sff 

The liquid forms in hasty mass unite 
Forms equally delicious, as they 're white. 
In (hining di(h the hasty mass is thrown. 
And fcems to wane no graces but its own. 



Yet ftill the Houfewife brings in freih fupplies, a 5 

To gratify the tafte, and plcafe the eyes. 

She on the furfacc lumps of Butter lays, '- 

Which, melting with the heat, it« beams difplays ; 

From whence it caufes, wondrous to behold, 

A Silver foil bedeckM withilreams of <7old ! 30 

II. A H£J)&E-HoG after a Quaking-Puodihg. 

AS Neptune, when-^e threc-tongued fork he taket, 
"With ftrcngth divine the globe terreftrial fhakes. 
The higheft HilU, Nature's (lupendous Piles, 
Break with the force, and quiver into Ifles j 
Yet on the ruins grow the lofty Pines, 35 

And Snow unmeked in tlie vallies fhinesr 

Thus when the .Dame her HfiiXGB-liaG-Pu^XXDiKc 
Her Fork indents irreparable flreaks. 
The trembling. lump, with Butter aU -around. 
Seems to perceive its fall, and then be drown'd ; 40 
And yet the tops .appear, whilfV Almonds thick 
W4th bright J^oaf-kigar on the furface ftick. 

III. Puddings of various Cox^ours ina Diih. 
YOU, Painter- like, now variegate the Ihade, 

And thus from Puddings there *s a Landfcape made. * 
And Wife and London *, when they would difpofc 45 
Their Evcr-greens into well-order'd rows, 
So mix their colours, that each different plant 
Giues light <and fhadow as the others want. 

* The two royal gardferrcrs. King. 

a !¥• Making 

[ 4^f J 

^^tV. MikiDg of ft COOP fvi^wtno geu $l aoo* 


YE VirgiJis, AS thefc line* you kindly wkc. 
So tnty yoti fliU futU glorious Pudding ntikjBf $• 

Thit crouds tif Youth may ever Ijc :vt ftrifc. 
To gain the fwcci compofcr for his wife I 

V. Sack md Sugar to QyARiPT€-Pt;D«iNO. 
^ Oily 0«lictou* !'' 
HUT where muft our Conf^on firft begin, 
: )f Sack and Sufaf OAce be thought • Sin ? 

HID in the dark, we^oMrtali ftMom know 5 5 
^Wrom whapoetbi knmt 0f hafipii)e£i miy-Aovv 1 
Wbo to Broird Pudding would their thoughti hive bent 
Trom bright Pj^wimjua^j love^Kick dliconcent ? 
Yet (o it was, Pi wteria felt Love's heat 
In fiercer flamei than thofe which road her meat. 60 
Ko Pudding '% fed, but may wiUi frefli delight 
Be either /ri/i next day, or ^r«i7W at night, 

'BUT Mutton, thou mo(\ nourilhing of mcar, 
Whofe iittgle joint •may conftitutc a treat j 
When made a Pudding, you excel the rdt hj 

As much as That of otlier Food is beft ! 

* A Loin. Kino. 




To take his Leave of Trinity College^ 
T_T O R A C Ey you now have long enough 

At Cambridge play'd the fool : 
Take back your criticizing fluff 
To £picurus' SchooL 

But, in excufe of this» you '11 fay. 

You 're fo unwieldy grown. 
That, if amongfl that herd you lay. 

You fcarcely fliould be known. 

How many buttered crafts you 've toft 

Into your weem (o big. 
That you Ye more like (at College coft) 

A porpoi/e than a pig. 
But you from head to foot are brawn. 

And fo from fide to lidc : 
You meafure (were a circle drawn) 

No longer than y«u 're wide. 

Then blcfs me, Sir, how many craggs 

You *ve drunk of potent ale 1 
No wonder if the belly fwaggs^ 

That 's rival to a wubaie. 

E'en let the Fellows take the reft. 

They >e had a jolly tafter x 
But no great likelihood to feaft, 

Twixc Horace and the Mafter ! 


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J N D X A N O D Ei 


#^ .ES A R, pofTeft'd of JEgvpt'^ Qoccn, 
^^ And Conqueror of her charm^t 
Would cnvy-j had he Darco lecii 
'Wlien locked In Zabra's arms* 

Should Mcmtion that fnai'd Black revive^ 

Aumra's darling Son, 
For Zabra'si heart in vain he 'd flrivc, 

Whert Darco reigns alone, 

Ftcih Mttlberriet new-prefs*d difclofe 

A blood of purple hue ; 
And Zabni% lipif like crimfon Rofe, 

Swell with a fragrant dew. 


The amorous Sun has Tcifs'd his face j 

And, now thofe beams are fct, 
A lovely night aflTumcs the place. 

And tinges adl With jet. 


Darknef^as myftic prieft to Love, 

And (Iocs its rites conceal , 
O'erfprcad with clouds, fuch joys we *ll prove 

As day (hall ne'er reveal. 

£ e z ZABRA* 

410 K I N G*S POEMS. 


In gloom of night, vbcs Dnco*s eyas 
Ar gwdes, what heart can ftray ? 

Whoerer views his teeth, defcries 
The bright and milky way. 


Tliough bom to mk fierce Libya's iaiidc» 
That with gold'i \uSac Ihine, 

With cafe I qnit thofe high commands 
WhiUc Zabra dius is mine. 


Should I to that bleft ¥rorId repair. 
Where Whites no ponion havc^ 

I M foon, it Darco were not thercj 
Fly back, and be a Sla\-e« 


TXT HO could believe tliat a fine needle's fmatt 
Should irom a Enger pierce a Tixgin*s hcaitj 
That, from an orihce fo very fmall 
The fpirits and the viul blood fbould fid! ? 
Strephon and Phaon, I 'llfae judged by you. 
If more than this has not been found too true. 
From fmaller darts^ much greater wounds arife^ 
When ihoc by .Cyifthia*^ or by Laura's eyes* 


t 4ii 1 

' E P I G R A M. 

CAM Wills had vkwW K^tc Bets, > fmiJinglaftj 
^^ And for her pretty Mouch admir'd her f^ce. 
Kate had lik'd Sam* for Nofc of Romtia fixt^ i - 
Not mindiog his complexion m his eyes, 
Tlicy met — fays Sara, Alas, to fay the trvith, 
1 find myfclf dcccivM hy that fmall Mouth ! 
Ala5> cries Karc, cou]d any one fuppofe, - ' ' 

I> could be AH^tcckr'd bf Aich »«Noi«4 
But liliiiuiefpF(h ihall hold t^s maxim juf>. 
To have ejqperko$e.firft^ Md thca to uuik f 


Steward to thc Xorp CAET£R£T. 

M CCEPT of health from 'one who, writing this, 
^^ Wiihes you in the fame that, now he is ; 
Though to your perfon he may be unknown. 
His wiihes are as hearty as your own. 
For Carter's drink, when in his Mailer's hand. 
Has pleafure and good-nature at command. 
Wliat though his Lordfhip's lands are in your truA; 
'Tis greater to his Brewing to be juA. 
As to that matter, no one can find fault, 
If you fupply him ftill with well-dried Malt. 
Still be a fervant conllant to afford 
A liquor fitting for your generous Lord ? 
Liquor, like him, from feeds of worth in llghr, 
With fparkling atoms ftill afcending bright. 

E c 3 ^T.iy 


Mar yosr iLU OKs yes io «i4t jazz Lrrd fraud dezr, 
Aad Issrs rtmr lygnuejox like \ajr Beers 
The BJDB pofe&on of voor Isfe pixrfuc^ 
la March, Ofiober, cfcxy monih, fhl! bicv, 
Afidgettbedianacrof •« Who bas Tou ?* 



TTTE kcow how rain once did rrien* 
^ ^ When Rome was fir'd, sod Scnaic Ibd; 
The Prince, with Brocher's gore imbraed. 
His render Mother's life parfoed ; 
How he the carcaie, 2S it Iz^y 
Did without tear or blafli fonrer. 
And ccnfure each majeitic gnce 
That (till adom'd that brcathlefs face : 
Yet he with fword could domineer 
Where dawning light does Erft appear 
From rays of Phoebus; and commstnd 
Through lus whole courfc, c\-'n to tliat ftrand 
Where he, abhorring fach a (Ight, 
Sinks in the watery gloom of night : 
Yet he could death and terror throw, 
Where Thul€ (larvcs in Nonhern fnow ; 
Where Southern heats do fiercely p^ifs 
O'er burning fands that melt to glafs. 

Fond hopes ! Could height of Power afluagc 
The mad excefs of Nero's rage ? 
Hard is the fate, when fubjc6ts find 
The Sword unjull to Puifun join'd I 


N E R a 423 

AD A M I C U M- 

pRl^US ah Angliacis, Carolbre Tyniu* * in oras, 
^ Pilkdias 3rtts fecum, cytharam^juc fonantem 
ATtulit? afl illi comites PamafTido una 
Adveniunt, au torque vise corofultus A|5olIo; 
llle idem fparfos longe lat^que cdonos 
Legibus in ccecus aef|uisj at<iue oppida cogit j 
Hinc hominum mo^Iiri ammos, hinc tnercibus optis 
Crefcere diiritias ct furgere te£U dcDrrnn. 
Tali bus aufpiciis doto couduntur Athene, 
Sic byrfa ingeoccm Didoni^ crevit in uirbcLii 
CactliagD regum domiLiix ; fic aurea Roma 
Orbe mutnphttco niddum caput inmlit adrit^, 

Attertpted rN ENGLISH. 

TY^4TE was the man who firft, from Britiih fhore, 
Palladian arts to Carolina bore ; 
His tuneful harp attending Mufes flrungp, 
And Phoebus' fkill infpir'd the lays he fung. 
Strong towers and palaces their rife began, 
And liftening ftones to facred fabricks ran. 
Juft laws were taught, and curious arts of peace. 
And traders hrifk current flow'd with wealth's incrcafc. 
Gn fuch foundations learned Athens rofe ; 
So Dido's thong did Carthage firft inclofc : 
So Rome was taught oA/ Empires to fubdue, 
As Tynte creates and governs, now, the neixj, 

* Major Tvntc, Governor of Carolina. 

E c 4 ULYS- 

TSTwc iulidc i 

Too lao^ : du» SCiiB:? is -mn i t 

lliune ftf 7<Mir Wir, tod. nnr ipbt 
YM>r Fami «f Idue, aad Wi& Fcb. 


Sjpe frieik't, whoTe word 's t bnr to BMty . 
§4f iMr.c aAd cakerfisef:; ]^ou fee : 
TKe fpifkff who made my wife fuch o^crt. 
Have lefe ro« noching in my coffers ; 
Yticy >e Jtill'd my o»Dy iheep, aad gfcli»^ 
Kat up my bacon tnd my checfe. 
I. incase ami virtue, at this pulh* 
Without thii0it, 't not worth a rufli;< 


Wliy* not to mince the matter more. 
You ntr avrrfe to Uing poor i 
'I heirKirr find out fome rich old cuflf, 
That never thinks he hat enough i 
Have YOU a Svvin, a Turkey-pye, 
WUK Wti«Uco«ki| tUithtr Itt tlicm fiy|. 

I The 



V LY tS»S5 A ND T I R E$I A 8. 4^^ ^ 

The Firft-fniin of your early Spring, 
Not to the Gods, but to Him bring. 
Though he 3 foundling Bailiircl be> • ^ 
Convifl of frequcflt perjury ; 
His hands with brothtr's hlood imbrued. 
By juMct fdr thu crim* purfued ^ ^ 

Kcvtr the wall, when dh*d, retufc, 
Kor lofe your friend, to fare your fhoet, 

*Twkt Dam as and the kennel go t 
Which is the £lthieft of the two ? 
BfcfoTC Trov-town it was not fo^ 
There with the bcft I us^ to ihive. 


. Whjs -bjF ^tt metns you *11 ucTcr thrive. 

It will be very hard, that 's true : 
Yet I '11 my generous mind fubdue. 

Tranlbrtion from TASSO, Canto III. St. 3. 

^* O when bold Mariners, whom hopes of ore 
^ Have urg*d to feck ibme unfrequented ihorc : 
The fea grown high, and pole unknown, do find 
How falfc is every wave, and treacherous every wind 1 
If vvi(h'd-for land fcfme happier fight defer ics, 
Didant huzzas, faluting clamours, rife : 
Each drives to (hew his mate th' approaching bay. 
Forgets pad danger, .and thp tedious way. 


4j5 kin G'S P O £ M & 


W H RN Si^pini rdgn'd in HeaTcn, his fubJeCb heie 
Array 'd with godly virtues did appear; 
Care, Pain» OU Age. and Grief, were baniflt'div. 
With all the dread of Lawfr and doubtful War : 
But chearful Friendihip» mis*d with InnocencCf 
Feafted their underftanding and their fenfe s 
Nature abounded with unenvied fiore. 
Till their difcreeteft wits could a(k no more ; 
And when, by fate, they came to breathe their lift, 
Difiblv'd in flcep their flitting vitals paf&'d. 
Then to much happier manfions they remov'dy 
There pnus'd their God, and were by him belov'd. 


C O the God Tliame, as through fome pond he glides, 
^ Into the arms of wandering liis Aides : 
His (Irength, her foftnefb, in oqe bed combine. 
And both with bands inextricable join. 
Now no coerulcan Nymph, or Sea God, knows,. 
Where Ifis, or where Thame, diftinftly flows; 
But with a lading charm they blend their flrcam, 
Producing one imperial River — - Thame. 

I waked, fpeaking thefe out of a Dream ia the 

"^T ATURE a thoufand ways complains, 
^ ^ A tlioufand words exprcfs her pains : 
But for her Laughter has but three, 
And very fmdi ones, Ha, ha, H£ ! 

5 THE 

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'TPWENTY con^indrumi bare of bt* 

■ Bce& buzzing m my idJIc pate, 
Jf cattlily iHngs arc nxVd by Hcareit^ «% 

Or m alters go at fix and fcvcn^ i 

Tbe coach witliout a coathman drjTcn ? J 

A pilot ar the beltti to guide. 

Or the ffilp left to wind and tide ? 

A great Fidl Caufe to be ador'd. 

Or whether all 's a lottery-board ? 

Fgr wh<n^ in viewing Naturt'i face, 

t fpy fa regular a grace ! 

So Tuft a iynamctry of firatures. 

From ft cm to f^em^ in all htr trcaturei i 

When on the boifh-ous fca I think » 

How 'tis confin'd like any fink ! 

Ho\v fummer, winter, Ipring, and fall. 

Dance round in fo cxa£^ a hawl f 

How, like a chequer, day and night, 

One *s mark'd with black, and one uith white f 

Quoth I, I ken it well from hence. 
There 's a prefiding influence ! 
Which won't permit the rambling ftars 
To fall together by the ears : 
Which orders Piill the proper fcafon 
Fur hay and oatsj and beans and peafen : 

* Set- a fcrious rranflution, above, p. 367. 



Which trims the fun with its own beams ;- 
Vr^hilil the mooD ticks for hers, it {eems^. 
And, as aiham'd of the difgrace, 
Vnmatks but feldom all her face : 
Which lx>unds the ocean widita banks^ 
To hinder all its mad-cap pranks : 
Which does the globe to an axle fit. 
Like wheel to nave, or joint to fpit ! 

But then again t How can it be, ■ 
Whilfl fuch vad tracks of earth we fee 
0*cF-run by barbarous tyranny I 
Vile fycophants in clover blefs'd j 
Whilft patriots with Duke Humphry feaft^. 
Brow-beaten, bullied, and opprcfs*d J 
Pimps rais'd to honour, riches, rule; 
Whilfl he, who feems to be a tool, 
Is die pricd's knave, the placeman's fboll 

This whimfical phxnomenon. 
Confounding all my /r0 and coth 
Bamboozles the account again,- 
And draws me noifns volnu in, 
Like a prcfs'd foklier, to efpoufe 
The fceptic's hypothetic caufc : 
Who Kent will to a codling lay us,. 
That crofs-or-pile refin'd tlic chaos ; 
Tliat jovial atoms once did dance. 
And form'd tiiis merry orb by cbance> 
Ho art or fkill were taken up. 
But all kU out at round as hoop ! 




P jA vacuum 's anodiicr maidm ; 

I 'Where } he L rags f experience backs Uud: t 

■ Denymt^ that all {pace i^ fuU, 

From iafidc of * Tary't fltulU 

As to a Ddtf ; his tenet 

Swears by It, there h notlilng in ji ; j 

.Erlle *tis loo hnfy or coo idle, 

%VitK our poor bagatelles to medJIe^ 
Apna 's a curb to kwlefs Louis, 

Which ai illuftricms is true is i 

Her ?i£toricii o'er derpotic*righ^ 

Thai pafHve noo-pefifting bite. 

Hare brought this myftery to Ugh: ; 
JTave fairly made the riddle out. 

Ant] aniwer'd all the fqueamiih doubcf 

Have cleared the regency on -high. 

From every prcfismptuous Why* 
No more 1 bogsk as before, 

But with fiiU confidence adcM^; 

Plain, as iiefe on face, expounding, 

AW this intricate* <iafnb*£ounding; 

-Wivich to the incan*ft conception is. 

As fblloweth hereunder, viz, 

lyrants mount hut like a meteor^ 

T« make their headlong fall the greater. 


V . \ O > ? O E M S. 

\ \ * Vt ?i N Nj.Vwli's rincxaru L\>k a lb hnCy 

* ■ V .N • i^ K ". '.wv: ouc, •" Wou Ite :iu* were nunc !** 

':\'.. A • : ' i;u*:v vj :»^ .c vituicvi : 
\ -v. . ..^ ..H. ,*.\-v: .i.n ■.; :ca :cx*::^% 
•• >.-..L . \« -I-,.: ::iin; a iuox:4ich mourn ?** 
.\ N -s:. -•.. 'AiVj.^ I i'he giouau s \ourowii: 
'i '. \..; *...- i;.:.v'.j;^ :.\ :;i€ cioua. 

\ .. ■ 

\« ..«.s 

L.:> :u[::;.cu ^jooa w** t(.niC» 

ro>>r H;ii!, renown a tor come I v ajir» 
^^ '.'..^ ,: ' -i . < ■. *t : . . i ;'» w*: cc ao£ lo : .'. ; , 

> .: ...J. .'.-■. -.foiuS ';uocd::o a, 
'.'. . ■■•.:;: ■. --y.- -L*':^:ca: l.Jvi got 

i IC OTV r ; .i vJJIUwII l'.Ol ; 

Tj ^.lii*. a ::i».\ iTin L:!l of tieaioii, 
i: ' la'.xi :nin:\: -.-''vM i ;o want 
i!:i .-.i^all i«!» :■■ .": :«> "..;r ^lan: ; 
I i'.r. -:■«;- :-M-".'."\i in ..i-i.i-)'ic lv.'j.; 
'! o .«;■.*■» "...L, i'lL r.sik:; ..!> cj.'.ii; 

-\..-. -wi '.fe^ .:. :.i..l^ 'lis '«XO».\.l V.J, 

^iiru :)a::, :\j .avc :lic od:=i' :*.vtiL 



t 411 } *^^ 

E N T S 

O P 


LETTERS Eo Dr. Lt jbr tod others, p. 169— r^ a 
The Ait of Cuokay- *ej 

TThc Art of Love. S4.7 

All in com parable Ode of Malhcrb<r*F, written by 
him whcD tiic Marriage wa% en tboi bttwten 
the King of France anil Anne of Auflria, 336 

The Fumietary, % very innocent md Uamilefs 

Poero. 317 

Mully of Mountown- 347 

Qrpheui aiid Eurj^tlice. 351 

Ruttnus; orthcFavounte* Imitated from CUudj am 367 
Britain's PilUJium j or Lord Boliogbrokt's Wel- 
come from France. 379 
To the Duke of Beaufort. 387 

Miscellany Poems. 
Song. 388 

Song to Cxlia. 389 

The Laft Billet. ibid. 

To Laura. In imitation of Petrarch. 390 

To the Right Hon. the late Earl of — — — , upon 

his difputing publicly at Chrift Church, Oxford. 391 

A Gentleman to his Wife. 391 

The Mad Lover. 39 j 

Tlic Soldier's Wedding. A Soliloquy, by Nath. 

Tliraiherwell. 394. 


•4iz C O NTE NTS. 

The Old Chccfc. 


The SkiUet. 



The Fifherman. 


A Cafe of Confcience* 


The ConlUble. 


Little Mouths* 


HoM Fail below. 


The Beggar Woman. 






Jnft u you Pleafe; off 

The Incurious. 


Of Dreams. 


The Art of mi^iog Paddings. 


Advice to Horace, to take his Leave of Trinity 

College, in Cambridge. 41ft 

^Odc 4»5 

- Bpignims. 420, 421 

To Mr. Carter, Steward to the Lord Carteret. 411 

Nero. A Satire. 411 

Ad Amicum. 4»3 

Attempted in Englifli. ibid* 

UlyiTes and Tirefias. 424 

Tranflation from TafTo, Canto III. St. 3. 425 

From Hefiod. 42^ 

Thame and Ifis. ibid. 

1 waked, fpeaklng thefe i)ut of a Dream ia the 

Morning. ihi<L 

' The Stumbling Block. .417 

^The Garden Plot. 4^ 





N G L I S H P d.ETS. 


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L O N D O Ns 

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Sing, heavenly Mufe 1 

*' Things till at temp ted yet, in profe or rhyme," 
A fliniiugj breecHeSj and chimeras 4ire. 

HAPPY the mati, who, void of cares and drifts 
III filfctn or m leathern purfe retains 
A Splendid Shilling: he nor hears with pain 
New oyfters cry'd, nor fighfi for ch earful alcj 
But with his fricndii ^vhen nightly mifts arife, 
To Juniper's Mig^pye, or ToTvrn-Hall * repairs : 
Where, mindful of the nymph, whofe wanton eye 
TransfixM his foul, and kindled amorous flame«, 
Cloe, or Phillis, he each circling glafs 
"Wiflieth her health, and joy, and equal love. 
Meanwhile, he fmokes, and laughs at merry talej 
Or pun ambiguous, or conundrum quaint. 
But I, wliom griping penury furrounds. 
And hunger, fure attendant upon want. 
With fcanty offals, and fmall acid tiff 
(Wretched repaft I) my meagre corpfe fuftafn : 
Then folitary walk, or doze at home 
In garret vile, and with a warming puff 

♦ Two noted alehoufes in Oxford^ 170a. 

B z Regalt 


Regale chilPd fingers ; or from tub^ as black. 
As >vinter-ehimney, or well-poliibM jet. 
Exhale mundungui, ilUperfuming fcent : 
Kot blacker tube, nor of a ihorter fize. 
Smokes Cambro- Briton (vers^d-in pedigree. 
Sprung from Cadwalador and Arthur, kings 
Full famous in romantic tale) when he 
0*er many a craggy hill and barren cliff. 
Upon a cargo, of famM Ceibrian cheefe, 
High over-lh'adowing rides, with a defig^ - 
To vend his wares, or at th* Arvonian martj 
Or Maridunum, or the ancient town 
YcIipM Brtchinia, or where Vaga's ftream 
Encircles Ariconium, fruitful foil ! 
Whence flow ne£lareous wines, that well may vie 
With MaiHc, Setin, or renown'd Falem. 

Thus while my joylefs minutes tedious flow. 
With looks demure, and filent pace, a Dun, 
Horrible monfter ! hated by gods and men. 
To my aerial citadel afccnds. 
With vocal heel thrice thundering at my gate, . 
With hideous accent thrice he%dls j I know 
The voice ill-boding, and the folemn found. 
What fliould I do ? or whither turn ? Amaz*(l». 
Confounded, to the dark receis I fly 
Of wood-hole j ftrait my brifUing hairs ere£l: 
Through fudden fear ; a chilly fweat bedews^ 
My (huddering limbs, and (wonderful to tell ^) 
My tongue forgets her faculty of fpeech 3 
So horrible he feems 1 His faded brow 



^ntrCDcVd with m^n^r « fniwn, atul critic be«rd[» 
A nd {preading band, aiiiiiir'd bj modem funts^ 
'DJfaHroii^ 3£t% forebode; in hU nght btnd 
l^ong ftrolls of paper folcmtily^ he wnvttf 
With ch*fa^erj and figure* dire infcrib'dp 
Grievoi>» to mortal eyes j (ye gods, avert 
Such plagues from righteous mtn !) Behind him ftalkl 
Another motifter, not unliltc hiiiiftif, 
Sullen of afpe^, by the vulgiir falTd 
A Caichpole* whole pol kited hands the gads 
With force incredible, and magic chnrmi^ 
Pirft have endued; if he hi^arnjslt paliu 
Should haply on ilUbted flionlder by 
Of debrorj Hi ait hh I>ody, to tlte fourh 
Obfeqnious (as whilam ktitghti wyrc wonl") 
To fome incJuntcd callle is coju^cyMi 
"tVhere galea impregnable, and coercive ch.iins, 
In durance ftri^ detain him, till, in form 
'of moaey, Palla? fcts the ciiptive i\ri^, 

Beware, ye debtors ! when yc walk, bcwaje, 
Be circuitifpeft j oft with infidlous ken 
The caitiff eyes your*eps aloof, and oft 
Lies perdue in a nooTi or gloomy cave, 
Prompt to inchant foine inadvertent wrptrli 
With his unhallow'd touch. So (poet^ lln^) 
Grimalkin, to domeftic veimin fworu 
An everlafting fotr, with watcliful .'.ye 
Lies nightly brooding o'er a clunky gip, 
Protending ber fell claws, to tliou^litlcu mice 
Sure rain. So her diferr.*bo-.vci'.l v. b 

B I A 


Arachne, in a hall or kitchen, fpreads 
Obvious to vagrant flies : ihe fecret fbnds 
Within her woven cell ; the humming prey, 
Kegardlcfs of their fate, rufli on the toils 
Inextricable, nor will aught avail 
Their arts, or arms, or ihapes of lovely hue j 
The wafp infidious, and the buzzing drone. 
And butterfly proud of expanded wings 
Diftinft with gold, intangled in her fnares, 
Ufelefs refiftance make : with eager ftrides. 
She towering flies to her expc6led fpoils $ 
Then, with envenom'd jaws, the vital blood 
Drinks of reludlant foes, and to her cave 
Their bulky carcafes triumphant drags. 

So pafs my days. But, when no£lumal /hades 
This world invelop, and th' inclement air 
Pcrfuades men to repel benumming frofts 
With pleafant wines, and crackling blaze of wood j 
Me, lonely fitting, nor the glimmering light 
Of make-weight candle, nor the joyous talk 
Of loving friend, delights ; diltrefs'd, forlorn, 
Amidft the horrors of the tedious night, 
Darkling I figh, and feed with difmal thoughts 
My anxious mind ; or fometimes mournful verie 
Indite, and fmg of groves and myrtle fliades. 
Or defperate lady near a purling flream. 
Or lover pendent on a willow-tree. 
Meanwhile I labour with eternal drought. 
And reftlefs wifti, and rave 5 my parched tlu'oat 
Finds no relief^ ngr heavy eyes repofe ; 



But if a dumber baply dots mvade 
My weary limb*, my fAncy '* ft ill aw^e, 
Tboughtrul of drink, and eager, ia a dreain» 
Tipples imagmary pots of ak, 
In vain j awak« I And the Cttt\ti\ thirft 
Still gnawmgf and the pleaf^ni phaatoin tiiricw 
Thus do I live, fratii pleaj'ure qtiite debarr^d^. 
Nor tafte the fruits that the fun's genial rays 
Mature, John -apple, nor the downy peach. 
Nor waiiiut in rough -furrowed coat fecure. 
Nor medial- fruit delicious in decay : 
AJBi£lions great ! yet greater ftill remain : 
My Galligafkins, that have long withftood 
The winter's fury, and encroaching frofls. 
By time fubdued {what will not time fubduc !)* 
An hwTid chafm difclosM with orifice 
Wide, difcontiiiuoua j at which the winds 
Eurus and Auftcr, and the dreadful force 
Of Boreas, that congeals the Cronian waves. 
Tumultuous enter with dire chilling blails, 
Bortendrng agues. Thus a well-fraught fhip, 
Long failM fecure, or through th' .^gean deep. 
Or the Ionian, till cruiiing near 
Tlic Lilybean fhore, with hideous crufh 
On Scylla, or Charybdis (dangerous rocks !) 
She ftrikes rebounding ; whence the fhatter'd oak. 
So fierce a (hock unable to withftand. 
Admits the fea; in at the gaping fide 
Tiic crowding waves gufh with impetuous rage, 
B.4., Rcfi 

E N H E I M. 

* |j^RO M low sod abje£t tliemes die grovding Muic 
"^ Now mounts ;iciial, to fing of anns 
Triumpbant, and cmbloie the martial afts 
■ Of Britain' & bcro ; may the yerfe not fink 
Beneath kis merits, but detain awhile 
Thy ear, O HarUf • 1 (though thy couiitry'*s weal 
I>epend^ on tbeCj though mighty Anne requires 
Thy botjdy counfcii) ft nee, with every art 
Thyfdf adom'd, the mean effays of youth 
Thou wilt not dampj but guide, wherever found. 
The willing genins to the Mufes' feat : 
Therefore thee firft, ami lall, the Mufe ihall fing, 

I#ong had the Gallic monarch, Bncontrol*d, 
BnlargM his borders, and of human force 
Opponent flightly thought, in heart elate, 
As erft Sefoftris (proud Egyptian king. 
That monarchs hamefsM to his chariot yokt 
(Bafe (crvitude !) and his dethroned compeers 
Xaiht furious j they in fullen majefty 
Drew the uneafy load) 5 nor lefs he aim'd 
At univerfal fway : for William's arm 
Could nought avail, however fam'd in war j 

• This poem was infcribed to the Right Honourable 
Kobert Harley, Efq; 1705, then Speaker of the Honour- 
able Houfe of Conunons, and Secretary of State. 



Nor armies leaguM, that diverfly elTayM 

To curb his power enormous $ like an oak* 

That ftands fecnre, though all the wiiide «lipIof^ 

Their ceafelefs roar, and only flieds its leaves^ 

Or maft, which the rerx>lving ipring reftom i- ^ Ti 

So ftood he, and alone ; alone dcfy^d "^ 

The European thrones combinM, and ftHl <* 

Had fet at nought their machinations vaiii» 

But that great Anlie> weighing th' events of vM- I 

Momentous, in her prudent heart, thee choft^ 

Thee, Churchill ! to direft in nice extremes 

Her banner'^ legions. Now their priftto* w0rtli\ 

The Britons recoUeft, and gladly change 

Sweet native home forunaccuftomM air. 

And other climes, where different food and AmI- 

Portend diftempers j over dank, and dry. 

They journey toilfome, unfatigued with length. 

Of march, unftruck with horror at the 6ght 

Of Alpine ridges bleak, high-ftretching hills. 

All white with fummer*s fnows. They go beyond; 

The trace of Englifh fteps, where fcarce the fovnd. 

Of Henry's arras arrivM j fuch ftrength of heart . ^ 

Thy condu£l and example gives ; Aor Ibiall 

Encouragement : Godolphin, wife and juft^ 

Equal in merit, honour, and fuccei^. 

To Burleigh (fortunate alike to ferve 

The beft of Queens) : he, of the royal ftore 

Splendidly frugal, fits whole nights devoid 

Of fweet repofe, induftrious to procure 

The foldier's eafe i to regioni far remote 




[is eart extends ^ uui to the Britifli hoft 
M^kes r^vlihM cD^intries pleatcoos as their omm. 
And 50 Wj O Churchill ! ^t thy wUht affprmch 
The Gcnxims, hopelcTs of fuccds, foriorn. 
With miny- ^n is road gorM, dieir drooping cheer 
New-ai\tmated roaie | not more rejoice 
The mifcrible race of men, that live 
Beai^hted half the yeaif bcntunmM with froAs 
Ferpetiia.1, snd rough BoiTf^as* kceneft bieath. 
Under (he polir Be^^ inclement fl:y ! 
^''hcn €rft the fun with ocw^bom light remofes 
The lang-mcumhent gloom ; gladly to thee 
Heroic l^nej'd Eugene yields the prime^ 
Mor thhiki it diminution, to be rankt 
In military honour next, although 
His deadly hand (hook; the Turcbeftan throne 
AccursM^ and prov^'d in far^ divided lands 
Victorious i on thy powerful fword alone 
Germ an I a and ilie Belgic coift relies. 
Won from th' encroaching fea : that fword great Ann^ 
Fix*d not in vain oathy puiflant fide. 
When thee (h^ enrolPd her garterM knights among^ 
Illuftrating the noble lift ; her hand 
Aflfures good omens, and Saint George^s worth- 
Enkindles like defire of high exploits. 
Immediate (ieges, and the tire of war, 
Roll in thy eager mind ; thy plumy creft 
Nods horrible ; with more terrific port 
Thou walk'ft, and feem'ft already in the fight. 

What fpolls, what conquefts^ then did Albion h 


Froni thy atchlevcments 1 yet thou baft furpaft 
Her boMcft vows, exceeded wliat thy foes 
Could fesir or fancy j theyj in multitude 
Superior^ fed th^ir thoughts with profpeft vam 
Of Victory and rapine, reckoning what 
From ratifom'd captives would accrue. Thus on* 
Jovial his mate befpoke : O friend j obfcrve 
How gaywith all th' accoutrements of war 
The Britons come, with gold wtll fraught, they cm 
Thus far our prey, and tempt us to fubduc 
Their recreant force | how will their bodies fti jpt 
Clinch the vigors, while the vultures fate 
Their maws wkh full repaft !— Another, warm*d 
With high ambition, and conceit of prowefi 
'Inherent, arrogantly thus prefum'd i 
What if this fword, full often dreiicb'd in bloo^l 
Of bafe antagonifts, with griding edge 
Should now cleave fheer the execrable head 
Of Churchill J met in arms ! or l£ this haod^ 
Soda as his army difarrayM 'gins fwerve, 
Should ftay him flying, with retentive gripe. 
Confounded and appal'd 1 no trivial price 
Should fet him free, nor frnaU ^ould he my pra.iic 
To lead him fhackled, and cxpos'd to fcom 
Of gathering crowds, the Britons* boafted chief. 

Thus they, in fporcivc mood, their empty taunts 
Arid menaces expreft 5 nor could their prince 
In arms, vain Tallard, from opprobrious Ipeectt 
.K^frain t Why halt ye thus, ye Briton** Why 
« Saline the war f &liaJl ii jnorafi fQibid 

^ B L £ N H B I- M. 15 

■"Your t^fy march ? Advance ; we '"H brrdgc a way 
V Safe of accefs. Iiitpnident, thus t' invite 
A furious lion to his folds f That boaH: 
He ill abides ; capUy'd^ in other ptrght 
He Jbon rev i fits Britany^ that once 
Refplendent came, with ftretcht retinue gii^' 
And pompous pageantry 5 O haplefs fate. 
If any arm, biit Chuixhiirsj had prevailed ! 

No need fuch boaft$, or cxprobrations falft 
Of cowardice ; the military mound 
The British files tranfcend, in evil hour 
For their proud foes, that fondly brav'd thdr £kts4 * 
And now on either fide ihe trumpets blew. 
Signal of onfet, relblutioa firm 
Infpiring, and pemiciotis love of war.- 
The adv^erfe fronts in rueful confllfl meet^ 
CQllefling all their might ; for 00 th' event 
Decifive of this bloody day depends 
The fate of kingdoms : with lefs vehemence 
The great competitors for Rome cngag'd, 
Gae{ary and Pompcy, on Pharfalian plains. 
Where ftern Bellona, with one final llroke> 
AdjudgM the empire of this globe to one. 
Here the Bavarian duke his brigades leads^ 
Gallant in arms, and gaudy to behold. 
Bold champion 1 brandifhing his Noric blade^ 
Beft-temperM fteel, fuccefslefs provM in field! 
Next TallanH with his Celtic infantry 
Prefuroptaous coraes ; here Churchill, not fo prompt 
To vaunC at fight, his hardy cohorts joins 


With Eugene's German force. Now from eacti 
The brazen inJlruments af death dijcharge 
Horrific flames, and tuibid Itrcaining cloudi 
Of fmoke rulpliuicous ; inurmixt wkk tKcfe 
X.fli'ge glohous irons fiy, of dreadful hifii^ 
Singeing the air, and from loner diila net, bring 
Surprizing flaughterj on euch ikk ibcy % 
By chains connext^ and with deftrudlive fweep 
Behead whole troups at onct: ; the hairy fcalps 
Are whirled aloof^ while numerous tiunks beftrew 
Th* enfanguin'd field ; with latent raifi:Klcf ftor'd 
Show»i of gramdoes rain, by fudden burft 
Difploding murderoui bowels, fragments of Hed, 
And ftones, rind gUfs, and nitrous grain adutii 
A thoufand ways at once the ihiver'd orbs 
'F]y diverfe, working toiinent, and foul rout 
'With deadly bi-uile, and gaflies furrow'd dee^. 
Of pain impitient, the high -prancing ftceds 
Pifdain the curb| and, flinging to and fro, 
Spurn their difmounted riders | they expire 
Indignant, by unholtite wounds deftroyM« 

Thus thrqiigh each army death in various ihapcs 
Prevail' d; here mangled limbs, here bi^lna and gone ' 
Lie clotted j lifelefs fomc i with anguifh thefe 
Gnaihing, and bud laments invoking ajdi 
Unpity'd| and unheard ^ the louder din 
Of guns, and trumpet*" clang, ^nd folemn foutid 
Of drums* overcame thtir groans. Iti equal fcale 
Long hung the fight j few marks of feat were Icen* 
Koae of retreat. As when two advcrfc wmds, 
; 1 Subline 



SublimM from dewy vapotira, la inid*iky 

Engage with horrid fliockj the ruffled brine 

RoarsHormyj thejr together da(h the clouds. 

Levying their equal force with utmoft rage i 

hong undecided lafts the airy ftrife ; 

So they incensM j tiJ] Churchill, viewing where 

The vioJence of Tallard moft pre v air d, 

Cmme to oppofe his Haugbtering arm j with {peed 

Precipitant be rodej urging hi a way 

O'er hills of gafping heroes, and fall'n ftced» 

Rolling in death : deftru^lioiij grim with blood. 

Attends his furious courfe. Him thus en rag' d, 

Defcryiog from afar, fome engineer. 

Dextrous to guide th' unerring charge, defign'd 

By one nice {hot to terminate the war, 

With aim direct the levelM bullet flew, 

But inifs'd her fcope (for Deftiny withftood 

Th 'approaching wound) and gu il tie fs ploughed her way 

Beneath lus €«urf^r i round his facred head 

The glowing balls play innocent, while he 

With dire impetuous fway deals fatal blows 

Amoqgft the fcatter'd Qauls. But O ! bewarCjj 

Grea^ warrior ! nor, too prodigal of life^ 

Expofc the Britiih fafety : hath not Jove 

Already wara'd thee to withdraw ? Referve 

Thyfelf for other palms. Ev'n now thy aid 

Eugene, with regiments unequal preft, 

Awaits 5 this day of all his honours, gain'd 

Defpoils him, if thy fuccour opportune 

J^efends not,thc fad hour : permit not thou 



So brtirc a leafier with the vulgar herd 

To bite the ground an-KOted*^ — Swift, and fierce 

At winicry ftonm, he flies, to reio force 

The yicMtng wing | in Gallic blood again 

He dewi his reeking fword, and ftrewa the ground 

With headlcfs rank* (fo Ajax interpo&'d 

MIf fevenfold fliield, and fcreenM Laertes'' fon* 

For valour tnuchf atid warlike wiles^ renown*d| . 

When the In fulling Trojans iirg*d him fore 

With tiked fpears) : unmanly dread invades 

The French aitony'd ; ftralt their ufekfa arm* 

They c|uit, and in ignoble flight confide^ 

Unfeemly y el ting j diftant hilli return 

The Kideoua noifc. What can they do f or How 

Withftand hi$ wide-dcftroytng fword ? or where 

Find flielter, tliut rcpulsM ? Behind, with wrath 

Rcfifticfsj th' eager Englifh champions prefs» 

C^haftifing tardy flight j before them rolls 

Hi I current fwift, the Danube vaft and deep^ ' 

Supreme of rivers 1 to the frightful brink, 

Urg'd by compulfivc arms, foon as they reacht, 

Kcw horror chiird their veins ; devote they faw 

Them fe Ives to wretched doom f with effort i r^n^ . 

Encourag'^d by defpair^ or oblbnate 

To fall like men in arms, fomc dare renew 

Fieebic engagement, meeting glorious fate 

On the firm land i the reft, difcomflced. 

And puftit by MaHborough's avengeful hantfj 

Leap plunging in the ■wide*e3C tended flood* 

lands luimergui ai the Mcmpbian foldiuy 

N R E I M. t7 

I *r>*e, vba wtO^ 

Bf tivti V baio«« ^pvfkiub &HE t&e ileum 
£i cQcelaisicft noil, tnm low eC fiidltf AaiV| 

'^n CBI ti* u^CffjpiM innE : la tiiJ4 dti^is^ 

E^n in 1^ fig^t of ileukt Jbmc totett linr 

Of fsrk& fHeadihipt aad t&crr tinkiag inaitet 

B^ M Smte rddy, they together jbtmd 
Tlie Taft profundi tr ; their horfes p*w 
Tbe fwellmg iiirge wkh frtiitl^f* toil i furchsv^'dt 
And ja KTs cmirfe obftnn5ted by Urge j^voij. 
The liiftt 5iw$ redundant, and atttLckc 
The Ilogenng j^mnant with uhuAmI tide { 
Then filing backj in his capado\j^ l:ip 
IngtiJfs thdr whole militia, quick imnirr«'d^ 
F o wh e n fomc f we 1 ter i ti q- t r i vc ] k r^ 1 1 1 j !\? 
To leafy (hades, near the cool lunlels verge 
Of Paraba> Brazilian ftream ; her tail 
Of vaft^xtenfion from her watery den, 
A grifly Hydra Suddenly (hoots forth, 
Infidieus, and with curl'd envenomed train 
Embracing horridly, at once the crew 
Into the river whirls ; th' unweeting prey 
Entwifted roars, th' affrighted flood reboundt. 
Nor did the Britifli Tquadrons now furccaie 
To gall their foes o'erwheImM j full many felt 
ip the moilt- element a fcorching death, 

C PiercV 


PiercM iGnking ; ihrouded in a dulky cloud 
The current flows, with livid miffive fiamet 
Boiling, as once Pergamean Xanthus boilMy 
Inflam'd by Vulcan, when the fwift-footed fom 
Of Peleus to his baleful banks purfqed 
The draggling Trojans : nor lefs eager drove 
Vi^orious Churchill his defponding foes 
Into the deep inunenfe, that many a league^ 
Impurpled ran, with guihing gore diftained; 
Thus the experiencM valour of one many 
Mighty in confli£l, refcued harrafsM powers - 
From ruin impendent, and th^ afflicted throne - 
Imperial, that once lorded o'er the world, 
Suilain'd. With prudent day, he long deferM 
The rough contention, nor would deign to rout-*- 
An hoil difparted ; when in union firm 
Embody'd they advanc'd^ colle£ling all 
Their ftrcngth, and worthy fecmed to be fubducd s . 
He the proud boaftcrs fent, with ftem aflault, 
Down to the realms of Night. The Britiih fouls, 
(A lamentable race !) that ceas'd to breathe. 
On Landcn-plains, this heavenly gladfome air. 
Exult to fee the crowding ghofts defcend 
Unnumber'd $ well aveng'd, they quit the carc$ 
Of moi-tal life, and drink th' oblivious lake. 
Not fo the new inhabitants : they roam 
Erroneous, and difconfolate ; themfelves 
AccuHng, and their chiefs, improvident 
Of military chance j when lo I they fee, 
Through Uie dun rnift, in bloottiing beauty ^e^h. 


B I- £ N H B I M. 19 

'TWolovdy youths, that amicably walked 
O'er verd:int mea<lsj and pl^asM, perhaps, reroJ^'d 
Anna's late conquefts j * one, to empire horn. 
Egregious Prince, whofe itianly childhood £hew'd 
Hi ft mingled parents j atiU portended joy 
Unfpeakable ^ f thou^ his aQbciate dear 
Once in this world, nor now by fate diijgln*d| 
Had thy preCding flar propitious fhone, 
fibould*ft Churchill be ! but Heaven fevei^ cut fhort 
Their fpringing years, nor would this ifle Hiould boai| : 
Gifta fo imppit^nt ! them the Gallic fliadcs 
Surveying, read in either radiant look 
Marks of excefn¥e dignity and grace. 
Delighted j till, in one, their cui-iou« eye 
Difcerns their great tij Hlucr*s awful mien. 
And correfponding fe; i res fair j to them 
rCoofufion T ftraic the s y phaJitoms fleet, 
[With headlong hafte, ^*id dread a new purfuit, . 
The image plcas'd with joy paternal fmileip 

Enough, O Mufe; the fadly-plcafing theme 
I Leave, with thcfe dark abodes, and le-afccnd 
[To breathe the upper air, v. here triumphs wait 
^Thc conqueror, and f^v'd nations' joti;t acclaim.-* 
Hark I how the cannon^ inoffcnfivc naw. 
Gives figns of gratulation ^ firugsjiiog crouds 
From every city flow j with ardent gaze 
?ixt, they behold the Britifli Guide, of fight 
Infatiate ; wliiift his great redeeming hand 

• Duke of Qloucefter. f Marquis of Blandford. 
C 2. Each. 


Each prince afFe6ls to touch refpcftful. See 

How Pruffia's King tranfported entertains 

His mighty gueft ! to hira the royal pledge, 

Hope of his realm, commits (with better fate, 

Than to the Trojan Chief Evander gave 

Unhappy Pallas) and intreats to (hew 

The IkiH and rudiments auftere of war. 

See, with what joy, him Leopold declares 

His great Deliverer ; and courts t' accept 

Of titles, with fiipcrior modefty 

Better refusM I Meanwhile the haughty King 

Far humbler thoughts now learns : defpair, and fear. 

Now firfl he feels ; his laurels all at once 

Torn from his aged head, in life's extreme, 

Diftra6l his foul ; nor can great Boileau's harp 

Of various- foundinj^ wire, beft taught to calm 

Whatever pafTion, and exalt the foul 

With higheft ftrains, his languid fpirits cheer : 

Rage, (hame, and giief, alternate in his breaft. 

But who can tell what pangs, what (harp remorfe. 
Torment the Boian prince ? from native foil 
Exil'd by fate, torn from the dear embrace 
Of weeping confort, and deprived the fight 
Of his young guiltlefs progeny, he feeks 
Ingk)rious (hclter, in an alien land j 
Deplorable ! but that his mind averfe. 
To right, and infmcere, would violate 
His plighted faith : why did he not accept 
Friendly compofure offer'd ? or well weigh 
With whom he muft contend ? encountering fierce 



The Solymcan S\iltan, he o'^erthrew 
Hlfi moony troops, return mg bravely fmear'd 
With Painim blood efFusM j nor did the Giul 
Not find him once a baleful foe '■ but when, 
Of counfel rafh> new njeafures he purfi^es. 
Unhappy Prince t (no more a Prince) he fees 
Tao late his erfor, forced V implore it lief 
Of himj he once defy V O deiiitute 
Of hope, unplty'd ) tht u /hould'ft firfl hav£ thought 
Of pei fevering £tcdfafl now upbraid 
Thy own in con ft ant ili^afpiring heart, 
Lo [ how the Noric pi :11ns, through ihy default 
Rife hilly, with large j; Ics of llaughterM knights » 
Beft men, that warr*d :ill firroly for their prince 
Though faitblef$, and mfliaken duty fhew'di 
Worthy of bcEter end. Where cities l^L^od, 
Well fenced, and numerotis defolation retgns, 
Aud emptinefs, difmayM, unfed, nnhoug'd i 
The widow and the orphan Jhole aroutij 
The defert wide ; with oft- retorted eye 
They view the gaping walls, and poo; remain* 
Of mansions, once their own (now loathfome haunts 
Of bird* obfcene), bewailing loud the lufs ^^^ 

Of fpoufcj or fire, or fon,. ere manly prime 
Slain in fad cgnflift, and complain of fat& 
A» partiaJ, and too rigorous ; nor find 
Where to retire themfelves> or where nppcafe 
Th' afHi^ive keen defirc of foodj cxpo&'d 
To winds, and fiorms, and jawa of favage beafis. 
Thrice happy Albion t from the world dbjoind 

C 3 By 

js J. ? H I L I P S ■ S POEMS- 

By Heaven prnpltious, blif&ful feat of peace ! 

Learn from thy neighbours mUerJes to prize 

Thy welfare i cro^Nin*d Vfhh Nature^s cHojcell gift, 

Hemote thoir hear" ft the dire efFe^ of war, 

Depopulation, void alone of fear 

And peril, whilft the difmai fymphoDy 

Of drums and clarions, otlier realms annoys. 

Th* Iberian fceptre und^cidedi here 

Engages mighty hofts m waf^eful ftrife i 

From dilTcrcnt^:linies the flower of youth defcend^i 

Down to the LuHtanlari vales j refoivM 

With utmoft hazard m enthrone their prince^ 

Gallic, or Atiflrian } ha'voc dire enfuf s^ 

And wild wproar s the natives dubious whom 

TTiey mult obey, in confternauon wait. 

Till rigid conqweft will pronounce ihctr liege, 

Nor h th^ brazen voice of War unheard 

On the mild Larian ihore ; what fighs and tears 

Hath Eugene caus*d 1 how many widows cur-fc 

His cleaving faulchcon I fertile foil in vain 1 

What do thy pa^fturcs, er thy vines avail, 

Beft boon of Heaven I or huge Taburntis, cIoatb*4 

With olives J when the cruel battle mows 

The planters, with their harveft immature ? 

See J with what outrage from the frolly north. 

The early-vaiiant Swede draws forth bis wmgf 

In battailous array, while Volga*? ftream 

Sends oppofUe, in (baggy armour clad, 

Her borderers ; on mutual flaughter bent, 

They rend ihtir c^untrUi. How Si Fola»d TCxt 

M n E I M, i5 

fhh civil broils, while two defied king* 
Contend for fway ? uii happy nation, left 
Thus free of chdce 1 The Eng^lifli, undifturb'd 
With fuch hd privileges, fubmifs obey 
Whom Heaven ordains fxsprcme, with i^verence dftiTi 
Not thraldom, in fit liberty iecm^ei 
From fcepter^'d kings > in long defcenr deriv'd^ 
Thouj Anna, nileft 5 prudent to promote 
Thy people's cafe at home, nor ft^dioui leis 
Of Europe's good 5 to thee, of kindly right. 
Sole arbitrefs, declining thronfs, and powera 
Sue for relief i tbou bid'ft thy Churchill go. 
Succour the injurM realms, dtifeat the hope* 
Of haughty Louis, unconfinM ; he goes 
Obfequioiis, and the -^-^'^iid command fulfils. 
In one great day- ^ n thou giv'ft in charge 
To Rooke, that he ftiouid let that monarch kuow. 
The empire of the ocean wide diffusM 
Is thine i behold 1 with winged fpced he ridei 
Undaunted o*ef the labouring main t* aflert 
Thy liquid kingdoms ; at his near approach 
The Gsillic navjfc impotent to bear 
Hit volly*d thundier, torn, difleverM, feud, 
And'bkfs the friendly interpofmg night. 

Hail, mighty Qufeen ! referv*d by Fate to grace 
The new-born age : what hopes may we conceive 
Of future years, when to thy early reign 
Neptune fubmits his trident, and thy arms 
Already have prevailM to th^ utmoft bound 
Hefperian, Calp^, by Alcides fixt, 

C 4. Mountai 


Mountain fuhlime, that cads a /had^ of length - , 

Jmmeafurable, and rules the inland waves ! 

Let others, with infatiate third of rule, . • 

Invade their neighbours lands, negleft the tics ^, , . 

Of leagues and oaths ; this thy peculiar praife 

Be ftill, to ftudy right, and quell the force 

Of kings perfidious j let them learn from thee 

That neitner ftrength, nor policy refin'd, 

Shall with fucccfs be crown'd, where juftice fails.. 

Thou, with thy own content, not for thyfelf. 

Subdued regions, generous to raile 

The fuppliant knee, and curb the rebel neck. 

The German boafts thy conqueils, and enjoys 

The great advantage ;. nought to thee redounds 

But fatisfa^^ion from thy confcious mind. 

Aufpicious Queen ! fince in thy realms, fecu're 
Of peace thou reign'il, and viftory attends 
Thy diftant enfigns, with compaffion view 
Europe embroird j ftill thou (for thou alone 
Sufficient art) the jarring kingdoms ire. 
Reciprocally ruinous ; fay who 
Shall wl'cld th* Hclperian, who the PcdJfh fword^ 
By thy decree ? the trembling lands (hall hear 
Thy voice, obedient, left thy fcourge ftiould bruife 
Their ftubboni necks, and Churchill, in his wrath. 
Make them remember Blenheim with regret. 

Thus fhall the nations, aw'd to peace, extol 
Thy power, and juftice : Jealoufies and Fears^ 
And Hate infernal banifli'd, (hall retire 
To Mauritania^ or the Baflrian coafts, 


E N H E I M, %i 

Or TarUry, engendering difcords fell 

Arnongft the enemies of trudi ; while arti<^ 

Paci^Cj and inviolable love, 

FJourifti in Eurt>|«^ Hailj Saturnian days 

Returning ! in perpetual tenor run 

Dekflabkj and fhe^i your inRiicnce fweet ^ 

On virtuous Anna's head t ye happy days^ 

By her reftorM, her jnft deiigns complete j 

And, mildJy on her fliining, blefs the world I 

Thus, fronj the notly crowd exempt, with eale . - 
And plenty bleft, amid the mazy grovea, > 

(Sweet folitude 1) where warbling birds provoke , 
The filent Mufe, delicioita ruj-al feat 
Of St, John, Englirti M^mmias, T prefum'd 
To fing Britannic trophies, inexpert 
Of war, with mean attempt ; while he intent 
(So Anna's will ordains) to expedite 
His military charge *, no leiriirc finds * '*' 

To frring his charming fhell i bnt when returned 
Confuminate Peace (hall rear her chearfui head}. 
Then (hall his Churchill, in fublimer verfe. 
For ever triumph ; lateft times (hall learn 
From fuch a Chief, to fight, and Bard to fing. 

• He was then Secretary of War* 


t afi 3 
O D E 

AD HENRICUM ST. JOHN, AuMic' 170^;^ 

OQui recifae finibus Indicis 
Benignus herbae, das mihi divitem 
Haurire fuccum, et fauveoJentes 
Sacpe tubis iterare fiimos $ 

' Qui folus acri refpicis afpernm 
$iti palatum, proluis tt mero, 
Dulcem elaborant cui faporem 
Hefperii pretiumque, fole$ : 

'Ccquid reponam munerls omnium 
'^Sxors bonorum ? prome reconditum, 

Pimplsea, carmen, defidlfque 

Ad numeros, age, tende chordas. 

Ferri fecundo mens avet impetu, 
Qji^ cygniforraes per liquidum aethera, 

Tc, diva, vim pnebente, vates 

Explicuit venufinus alas : 

Solers modorum, feu puerum trucem. 
Cum matre flava, feu caneret rofas 

Et vina,' cyrrhaeis Hetrufcum 

Rite beans equitem Tub antris. 

At non Lyaei vis generoiior 
Affluxit illi ; faepe licet cadum 

Ja£let Falemum, faepe Chiae 

]vl«ner9> Isetitiamque teft». 



Patron ufi illi non fuit artium 
Cclcbriorum ; (cd nee amaBtior 

Nee charus ^quc« O ! quae m^dulUi 

Flammi Aibit, tacltofquc fenfus I 

' Pertetitat^ ut teque ct tua munera 

- Gratus recoidor, itiercurialium 

Frincepa virorum ! et ipfe Mufte 
Cultor, et lifqiie colcnde Mufw I 

Scd me rainantcm grand la deficit 

- Rece ptu s ;&grt fp i r i t u s , i lia 

Dum pulfat imij ac inquietum 
TuiHs afcns ^ne more pe£tus. 

Aht pet I to qiiaffat aniielitu } 
FuQfAn plane, nt mihi balfjimum 

DiftiUct in venas, tu^eque 

Lexih opcm fcrat bauftus uvsfc 

'Hanc faniOy.'parcis et tibi poculis 
• Libo falutem $ quin precor, optima 

Ut ufque coDJux fofpitet\ir, 

Perpetuo recreans amore. 

Te confulentem militis fuper 
..Rebus togatum. Ma6le! toridecuS|' 
Formofa cui Francifca ccflit, 
Crine placenS) niveoque collo ! 

«^ Quam Gratianim cura decentlura 
^O ! O ! labellis cui Venus infidet! 

Tu forte felix 3 me Maria 

Jiira^erat(ah mifenim!) videndo; 

buipiro ; nee jam vina lomnos 
Nee revocant, tua dona, fumi. 



[ ^9 ] 
A N 


TO HENRY ST, JOHN, E£quiRE> 1706 *. 

OThou, from India'* fruitful foil, 
That doll that fovcrcign herb f prepare. 
In whofc rich fumes I lofc the toil 
Of life, anti every anxioiis care : 
While from the fragrant lighted bowl 
I fyck new life Into my foul. 

Thou, only tbou ! art kind to view 

The parching flames that I furtain j 
Which with cool tiraughts thy caflcs fubdue. 

And wjtfh away the thirfty pain 
With wines, wbofe itrcngth and tafte we pri^e. 

From Latian funs and nearer ikies. 

O ! fay, to blefs thy pious love, 

What vows, what offerings, ftiall I bring ? 

Since I can fpare, and thou approve, 
No other gift, O hear me fing ! 

In numbers Phoebus does infpire, 

Who firings for thee the charming lyre, 

• This piece was tranflated by the Reverend Thomas 
JNcwcome, M. A« of Corpus Chrifti College Oxon. 
., •}• Tobacco, 


Aloft, above the liquid (ley, 

I flretch my wing, and fain would go 
Where Rome's fweet fwain did whilonafly} ; 

And foaring, left the clouds' below | 
The Muie invoking to endue 
With ilrength his pinions^ as he flew. 

Whether he fings great Beauty's praife. 

Love's gentle pain, or tender woes i 
Or choofe, the fubje^ of his lays. 

The bluihing grape, or blooming rofe s 
Or near cool Cyrrba's rocky fprings 
Maecenas liftens while be fings. , 

Yet he no nobkr draught could boafl. 

His Mufe or mufic to infpire. 
Though all Falernum's purple coaft 

Flow'd in each glafs, to lend him fire^ . 
And on his tables us'd to fnoile 
The vintage of rich Chio's iflc, 

Maecenas deign'd to hear his fongs. 
His Mufe extol rd, his voice approved ; 

To thee a fairer fame belongs. 

At once more pleafing, more belovM.. 

Oh ! teach my heart to bound its fame^ 

As I record thy love and fame. 

Teach me the paflionto reftrain. 

As I my grateful homage bring ; 
And laft in Phoebus* bumble train. 

The firft and brightjtft gealut fmg. 

3 Tki» 


The Mu fes favourite plea^M to Uvt, 
Fajijig them back the fame ihcy give* 

But oh I 3$ greatly I afpirc 
To tell my lov^^ to fpeak thy praift, ^ 

Boafting no more its fprighdy fire. 

My bofom heaves j oiy voice decays ] . 
Wiih pain I touch the mournful lUing^ . 
And pant and knguiJh as I Ting. 

Faint Nature novi dti inds that breath. 

That feebly ftrives ^ay worth to fing I 
And would be huJh'd, and LaA In death. 

Did not thy care kind fuccours bring I ' 
Thy pitying caJks my fovd fufliiin. 
And call new life in every vein. 

The fober glala I now behold. 
Thy health, with fair Frandfca's join^^ 

Wiftiing her cheeks may long unfold 
Such beauties, and be ever thine i 

No chsmce the. tender joy remove. 

While ihe can pleafe^ and thouxanft lov«» 

Thus while by you the Britidi arms 

Triumphs and diftant fame purfue ;. 
The yielding Fair rcfigns her charms. 

And g^ves you leave to conquer too i 
Her fnowy neck, her breaft, her eyes. 
And all the nymph becomes your prize* 



What comely grace, what beauty fmiles ! 

Upop her lips what fweetnefs dwells ! 
Not Love himfelf Co oft beguiles. 

Nor Venus felf Co much excels. 
What different fates our paflions Ihare, 
While you enjoy, and I defpair I 

• Maria's form as I furvey, 

Her fmiles a thoufand wounds impart ; 

Each feature fteals my foul away. 
Each glance deprives me of my heart ! 

And chafing thence each other Fair, 

Leaves her own image only there. 

Although my anxious breaft defpair. 

And fighing,> hopes no kind return j 
Yet, for the lov'd relentlefs Fair, 

By night I wake, by day I bum ! 
Nor can thy gifts, foft Sleep, fupply. 
Or footh my pains, or clofe my eye. 

* Mifs Mary Meers, daughter of the late Principal 
«f Brazcn-Noie College, Oxon. 


[ II 1 

Y D E R. 


' ^— Honos crit huic quoqije Porno r* VlJia# 


WHAT foii the apple loves, what care Is duft 
To orchatsj tmielieft when to prcfs the fmits, 
Thy gift, Pomona, In MjJtoiiian verfe 
Adventurous 1 prtfum ? to Cng j of yerie 
Nor £k:iJrd, irar^fttt^<^s ; but my nmv^ foil 
Invites me, atid the therac as yet un/'ung. 

Ye Ariconian knight Sj and farrefl damcEj 
To whom propitious Heiv^n thefe blefllngs grants^ 
Attend mj lays, nor hence difdain to learn. 
How Nature^s gifts may be improyM by art. 
And thou> O Moflyn, whofe benevolence* 
And candor, oft experienced, nie voucUf^rd 
To knit in friendfliip, growing dill with ycaw^ 
Accept this pledge of gratitude and love. 
May it a lading monument remain 
Of dear refpeft 3 that, when this body fi ail 
Is molder'd inio 'dufl, and I become 
As I had never been, late times may know 
I pnce was bleis'd in iuch amatchleis liiend! 

D Whoe'er 


Whoe'er expels his labouring trees flioiild bend 
With fniitage, an4 a kindly harveft yidd. 
Be this his firft concern, to find a traft 
Impenrions to the winds, bc^rt with hills 
That intercept the Hyperborean blaAs 
Tempeftuous, and cold Eunis* nipping force. 
Noxious to feeble buds : but to the weft 
Let him free entrance grant, let Zephyrs bland 
Adminifter their tepid genial aifs ; 
Nought fear he from the weft, wbofe gentle warmth 
Bifclofes well the earth*s all -teeming womb. 
Invigorating tender feeds ; whofe breath 
Nurtures the Orange, and the Citrpn groves, 
Hefperian fruits, and wafts their odors fweet 
Wide through the air, and diftant fhores perfumes* 
Nor only do the hills exclude the winds s 
Eut when the blackening clouds in fprinkling fliowert 
I^iftil, from the high fummits down the rain 
Runs.trickling j with the fertile moifture cheer'd,. 
The Orchats fmile 5 joyous the farmers fee 
Their thriving plants, and blefs the heavenly dew. 

Next let the planter, with difcretion meet. 
The force and genius of each Ibil explore ^ 
To what adapted, what it fliuns averle : 
Without this ncceflary care, in vain 
He hopes an apple-vintage, and invokes 
Pomona's aid in vain. The miry fields, 
Kejoicing in rich mold, moft ample fruit 
Of beauteous form produce ; pleaiing to fight. 
But to the tongue inelegant and flat* 


CYDER. Book I* %y 

So Nanirc has decreed ; fo oft wc Tee 
Men pafHng f^ir. In outward lineament t 

EUborate j Icfs, iawardlyj exafl* 

Nor from the fable ground cxpc^ fuccef* 

Nor from cretaceous, ilubboro and jejune | 

The Muf^s of pallid hue, declares the foil 1 

Devoid of ijpint j wretched be, that quaffs 

Such wheyifh liquors; oft with colic pangs. 

With punijent colic pa ftrefs'd he'il i^oar^ 

And toi^^ and turn, aj iV tb' unwholfom draught* 

But, farincr, look, wh lt-ear*d ftieaviei af rye 

Grow wavy on the tih hat foil fele^ 

For apples J tbcncc rh; imtufti^ iball gain 

Ten -fold reward j thy rncrs, thence with ft ore 

Surcbarg'dj Ihall burft i uiy pref^ with pureft julct. 

Shall flow, which J in revolving years, may try 

Thy feebie ftiity and bind thy faltering tongue. 

Such is the Kcptchurch, fuch Dantzeyan ground. 

Such thmc, O learned Brome, and Capel Aich, 

W i 1 1 i iia n B urlto n , mitc 1^ - b v' d Gcers b Is M a rfli, , 

And Sutton -acres, dicnchM with regal bloCd 

Of Ethelbcrt, when to th' unhallowM fcaft 

Of Mercian Offa be invited came. 

To treat of fpoufals i lon^ connubial joys. 

He promisM to binvfelf, allorM by fair 

£lfrida's beauty $ but deluded dy'd 

In height of hopes oh ! hardeft fate, to fall 

By fhew of fricndihip, and pretended love ! 

I nor advife, nor reprehend the choice 
Of .ftjvcley-hill j the apple no where finds ^ 

P 2 


A kinder mold : yet 'tis unfafc to truft 
Deceitful ground : who knows but that, once more. 
This mount may journey, and, his prefent fite 
Forfaking, to thy neighbour's bounds transfer 
The goodly plants, affording matter ftrange 
For law-debates* ? if therefore thou incline 
To deck this rife with fruits of various taftes, 
"Fail not by frequent vows t*impIore fuccefs j 
Thus piteous Heaven may fix the wandering glebe. 

Bui if (for Nature doth not fhare alike 
Her gifts) an happy foil fhould be withheld 4 
If a penurious clay fliould be thy lot, 
• Or rough unwieldy earth, nor to the plough. 
Nor to the cattle kind, with fandy ftones 
And gravel o'er-abounding, think it not 
Beneath thy toil ; the fturdy pear-tree here 
Will rife luxuriant, and with tougheft root 

• February the feventh, 1571, at fix o' clock in the 
evening, this hill roufed itfelf with a roaring noife, 
and by fcven the next morning had moved forty paces ; 
it kept moving for three days together, carrying with 
it iheep in their cotes, hedge-rows ^rnd trees, and in its 
pali'age overthrew Kinnafton -Gbaj^ple, and turned two 
highways near an hundred yards from their former po- 
fition. The ground thus moved was about twenty- 
fix-acres, which opened itfelf, and carried the earth be- 
fore it for four hundred yards fpace, leaving that which 
was pafture in the place of the tillage, and the tillage 
ovcripread with pafture. See Speed's Account of 
JlerelordfliirQ, page 49, and Camden's Britannia* 


CYDER. Book I. jj 

Picnre the obftraftiL^ gritj md Tz^ltt marie* • 

Thus oought I* ufekfi made j nor h there laad^ 
But what, or of iticlf^ or tif^ compcllM, 
AfFords ad^aiiU^e, On the baiTen heath 
The (hepherd tends hi$ flock, that tkUy crop 
Their verdant dinner from the moffy turf, 
SttfEcienCj after dietn the cackling goofe^ 
Clofc-gTazerj fin da w herewith lo eafc her want. 
What fhould I more? Ev'n on the difFy height 
Of Penmenmsiir, and that t bud -piercing hilj, 
PJinlimmoriT fr<im afir the travclkr kens 
Aiioni^^d, how the g<^ts their fhrubby browzc 
Gnaw pendetit ^ nor untie nib ling easft thou fee, 
How from a fcraggy rock, whofe prominenee 
Hsilf {»verOiade9 the oeean^ hardy men, 
Fearlefs of rtndia^ wimfs, and dilhiog wavei , 
Cm fa-mphire, to exctte tbe fi^ueaiiiifli gull 

Of pzmpcc^dlaxuty. Then, let thy ground^ * 

Not Jyc unlabored ; if the richeft fttm ♦•• •^»^'' 

Refufe to thrive, yet who would doubt to plant ^ ^ * 
Somewhat, that may to human ufe redound. 
And penury, the worft of Ills, remove ? '* 

There are, who, fondly ftudlous of fncreafe, , ^ ^* 
Rich foreign mold on their ilUnaturd land ^ *^**1' 
Indure Jaborioni, and with fattening muck ***' '^H 
Befmear the root* ; in vain ' the nurfling grove ' ^ 

Seemi fair a while, cherifh'd with foiter earth i I** "'^^'^ 
But when the alien compofl i» ex hay ft, 
It^i naiive poverty again prevails. 

.M. * 

P S '' • T£oug> 



Though this an fails, dcrpor.d notj little pains. 
In a due hour employed, great profit yield. 
Th* induftiious, when the Sun in Leo rides. 
And darts his fultrieft beams, portending drouglir. 
Forgets not at the foot of every plant 
To fink a circling trench, and daily pour 
A juft fupply of altmental ftreams, 
Exhaufted fap recruiting i clfe falfe hopes 
He cherifhes, nor will bis fruit expe£l 
Th* autumnal feafon, but, in fummer^s pride. 
When other orchats fmile, abortive fail. 

Thus the great light of heaveh, that in bis cbiirft 
Surveys and quickens all things, often proves 
Noxious to planted fields, and often men 
Perceive his influence dire ; fweltering they rati 
To grots, and caves, aad the cool umbrage (eek 
Of woven arborets, and oft the rills 
Still dreaming fre(h revifit, to allay 
Third inextinguifhable : but if the fprihg 
Preceding (hould be deftitute of rain. 
Or blaft fcptcntrional with bniiHing wings 
Sweep up the fmoky roifts, and vapours danijS 
Then woe to mortals ! Titan then exerts 
His heat intenfe, and on our vitals preys | 
Then maladies of various kinds, and' liaiiiet 
Vnknowni malignant levers, and that foe 
To blooming beauty, which imprints the face 
Of faircft nymph, and checks our growing \6wtf 
J^cign far and near j grim Death in differeat ftiapes 
j3epopulates the nations $ thouiknds fall 



C V E R. Book 1, }f 

Hia viftbna ; youths^ and virgina, in their flower, ^ 
Rehiftant die, and fighing leave their loves 
UniJnifti'dj by infedliouE heaven deflmy'd* 

Such heau prevaJrdj when fair Eliza, I aft 
Of WincbcomVfi name (ntxi ihct in bbod and worthi 
O faireft St. John t) left this toilfome world 
In beauty"* & pnme, and AiddenM all the year ; 
NcjT could her virtiie'*, nor repeated vows 
Of thoufand lovers, lie relentlefs hand 
Of Death arreil i (hi with the vulgar fell. 
Only diftingulrti*d by this humble verft* ' 

But if it plcafc the fun's intemperate forca 
To know, attend { ■^hilft T of ancient fame 
The annals trace^ a: ^ image to thy mind, 
llow our fore- father (lucklcfs men !} ingulft 
By the wjde-yaWnin ;arth, to Stygian fiiade^ 
Went quick, in one 1 fepulchre inclos'd. 

In eider days^ ere yet the Roman bands 
Vi^orious, thh our other world fubdned, 
A fpacious city ftood^ with firmeft walls 
Sure mounded, and with namerous turrets Ctown*dj 
Aerial fpires, and citadels, the feat 
Of Kings, and heroes refolutc in war, * * 

Fam*d Ai-icouiuin j uticuntrol'd and ffct^ i * 

Till all-fubdmng Latian arms prevdrd. 
Then alfo> though to foreign yoke rubniifs, 
She undembllfhM flood, and ev'n till now 
Perhaps had ftbod, of ancient Bridib art 
A pleafing monunient, not lefa admir'^d 
Tliaa what from Attk, or Etrufcan hands 

D 4 Ar^ff J 





EelloiwM w-rhin their darkinme caves, by far 
More dlCnra] than the Icud difplodeti rear 
Cf r.raz*n er.gir.ry, thaT ctjSt'.tCi ftjrta 
The baiTK-r. cf a wtll- built c::y, deem'd : th* icfsmal wlods, tili now 
Clcfely imprifca'd, V// Titacian warmth 
Dilating, and with unctuous vapours fed, 
DifdainM their narrow cells } and, their foil ftrcng 
CoIIe^ing, from beneath the folid ina(s 
UphcayMy and all her caftlet rooted deep 
Shook from their loweft feat t oid Vaga's ftream, 
ForcM by the fudden ihock, her wonted track 
Forfook, and drew her humid train aiiopey 
Crankling her banks : and now the lowering (ky, 
>^nd baleful lightning, and the thunder, Yoice 
Of angry Gods, that rattled folemn, difnuid 
The finking hearts of men. Where (hould tiny tt 
T)iftreft*d f whence fcek for aid ? when from belon 

CYDER. Book I, 41 

Who With their votaries in oi\€ ruin ftiar'tl, 
Crufli'd, und o'erwhf Im'd. Others in frantic mood 
Run howling through the Areet$, their hideous yells 
Rend the dark welkin ^ Hcrror lialks 3 rounds f 

Wilt! -faring, and, his fad concomitant, yt 

Dcfp^iTf of abjc^ look : at every gate 
The thronging populace with hi% ftri dcs. 
Frele funou^j andj too eager of cfcape, 
Cbftni^ the ealy way i the rocking town -^ 

Supplants their footikp^ ; to, and fro, they reel ,^ 
Aftonifti'd, as o'tr-ch^Tg^d with wine ; when lo ( 
The ground aduft her riven mouth difpartfi. 
Horrible chafjn j profound J with fwift defcent 
Old Ariconium Trnks^ and all her tribes^ ,^ 

Heroes, and fenators, down to the reaiins ^ 

Of en die fs night- M mwhite, the loofen'd wind* /(% 
Infuriate, moltc^^n rocksi^ and flaming globes ) 

Hurl'd high ahore; the clouds ^ till all their force 
Confura'd, h^r ravenous jaws tli* earth fatiate cios\U 
Thus thltrfair city fell, of which th^ name. 
Simdvet alone* ^ nor is there found a mark» 
Whereby the curious paflenger may learn 
Her ample fite,' fave coins» and mouldering ums^ 
A|id hu^ unwieldy bones, lafting renaaias 
Of thit gigantic rafie J whicb^ as he breaks 
The clotted. glebe, the plowman haply finds, 
Appaird/ ypon that treacherous traft of land, . 

hSlic^wkilome ftoodi now. Ceres, in herppmei 
Smiles fertile, and with ruddied freight bedeck'd. 
The apjUt-trer^ hy^^out fore-fathers blood . 

-f ■ • r Iinprov*d>. 

|s I* PfllLtPS'S POtMS, 

Improved J th»t now recalb the devious Mui^^ 

The prudent will obfcr^j VThat pniHofis ittgn 
In variou$ plants (for itot to man alofte^ 
But all the wide eretitien, Hatere g^te 
Xove^ and avcrfioti) t cvfrlafting Hate 
Tlie Vine to Try bear*, not \rfi abhor* 
The Colcworrs ranknela j btif with 47nom«» Ivrkif | 
Oafps the tall FJm : the Fseftan Rofe itnfoltb 
Her bud more Joveijf, near tlif fetid Leek, 
(Creft of ftout Bntoirs), acd inhancct thenc« 
The price cf her ccEcftial fcent i the Gouftt, 
And thrrfty Cticumber, when thej peiG<eiv« 
Th' approaching Olive, with rcfentment fly 
Her fatty fihre^i atid with tendiils cree^ 
Diverfe^ tlere ftirg eonta^t j whilft the Fig' 
Coptemns in*i Rwe, uor Sage's humble leaf, 
Clofe-nei^botiring i th^ Hereford kn pbnt 
Ca^itfs freely the t©filigiw)U5 Pe»ch, 
Bueli and w«if Ht-refifting Falm> xitd iike» 
T* approach ibe Quince» and the Eider-t pithy i 
Vncafy, feaied by fimens) Yengh, 
Or Watnur, (whofe malignant tiotjch impair* 
AH generous fmis), or near the hitler da^» 
Of Chi:rfi«Si therefore weigh the habits well 
Of plants^ how they aObcTate be ft, nor let 
III nd^hboiirhDod comopt rhy hopeltil gra^s» 

Would* ft thou thy imtt with gen*«tu ymte (h^\Hi 
froth ? 
Kcfptfk thy ^tbkn I Ifl^le n^t^ thnt tlia trm% 



S po n ts mo u 5 w5 1 1 p rml u ce a h whol fom e dratj ght. 

Let ai't correal thy breed i horn paicnt boiigh 

A Cyofj uicetly fever : after, force ' 

A way inta the crabftock's dofc-wrougfvt grairt 

By wedges, and'within the living wcrand '* 

Enclofe the fofler twig ^ nor over-nice * 

Refufe with thy ewn h^nds around to fpread 

7*h« binding clay t ere-Iong their differing vctni 

Unite, and kindly novrifliinent convey ' 

To the new pupil ; no ? he (ho<tt* hU arnis * 

With quickcft growth now fhakc the ifemirig trutk* 

Down rain th* Impiirpi d bills, ambroftd Frdt, 

Whether the WiUlng^* fibres art contriv'd 

Ta draw th' eanh*3 pvireft fpirit, *inJ rcfitt 

lt'6 feculence, winch i i mofe porous ftocks "^ 

<3f Cyder-plants lindi paffagc free, or elfe ^ 

The native verjuice of the Crab, derii^d '^ 

Through th' Infixed graiF, a grateful mixture fotmi 

Cf tart and fwcet j whatever be the caiifci 

ThU doubtful progeny by tii^ft tafe* 

Bxpcfled be(t acceptance finds, ahd piys 

i,argcft revenue! to the orchat-lord. 

Some tliink Clie Q^iHfce aiid' A)if>]i^ W^Icl'^6^Biiir 
in happjr ilDioii ^ 6therl» /itter deettt 
The Sloe-lkehi tieki^j^ S]rtvaii Pldfiibr)i«ftei«. 
Who knows Mt tfoth liwy thrive ? ht^'^ What iM 
To try thfc powers of lioCh, aiid f^^iVeh KoW M 
iTwo diifar^tit ftatiifty mtf cbiitur to Aih^ 
la clofe embraces; aiid ftA/lge 6ffst$rlYig b^? 
Tho« *k ^^ iWt pikllti Will fVe^tflt ^hftiigiel tt^ 



Ui.d&z:2&g'd, and ibeir augriagrahit irzm 
Cosiau: vith uiben. So SiJunsn plziits ' 
Admit the Peadi'i odaxsiamu globe, 
Acd Pnn of fundi^ farnu; at ditfezmt dmes 
Acopt^ P!uxBb& wil] alJCD braz>cLes pusif j 
Asd mea hare ^thfrrM frcm die Hawtbcj-n's bnsdi 
Large Medlars, isiuting regal crown c. 

Nor ii ii bard Ui beautify eadi monib 
With £le( of panicoloi'd fruits, that plede 
Tbe toDgue, and lirw, ai occe. So Mar^s Mufl^ 
Thrice lacred Muie I commodious prBce|«ts pvcs 
InftrucUve to tbe fsrains, sot wholly bent 
On what is gainful : fometimes flie diTcxts 
From folid counftls, ihews the force cf lore 
In (arage bcafts ; how virgin face divine 
Attra£ls the haplefs youth through ftorms and wavesj 
Alone, in deep of night : Then ihe deicnbes 
The Scythian winter, nor diidains to ung. 
How under ground the rude Riphaean race ' 
Mimick brifk Cydtr with the brakes product wild 5 . 
Sloes pounded, Hips, and Strvis* harflieli juice. . 

Let fage experience teach :bee all the arts 
Of grafting and in -eyeing ^ when to lop 
The flowing branches } what trees anfwer befl 
From root, or kernel : (he will bell the hours 
Of harveft,^d feed^ time declare i by her 
The different qualities of thii^ were found, . 
And fecret motions ; how with heavy bulk 
Volatile Hermes, fluid and unmoiff, 
Mfloints on the wjngt of air ^ to her.wc owe 


C V D E R. Book L (|| 

The Indian weed *, unknown to ancient times, 
Nature*s choice gift, whofe acrimonio\L« fume 
Bxtrafts ruperflnons jujces^ ind refines 
The blood diftcmperM from its noxiijus falu | 
Friend to the fpirit*i which with vapors bland 
It gently initigalcs^ companion Jit 
Of pleafantry, und wine j nor to the bards 
Unfriendly, when they to the vocal rtidl 
Wiirbl e msl od i cms the i r wel U I ab d r M fon gs - 
She fountl the polish d glafi, whofc fmall convex 
Enlarges to ten millions of degrees 
The mite, in? iliblc tifej of Nature""* hand 4 

Leatt .animal J a^d fijtwa, what laws of life 
The chcefc-in habitants obferve, and how 
Fabrick their manGons in the hardened milk^ 
WonderfuJ artifts [ but the bidden ways 
Of Nature would' it thou know ? how firft (ht framc« 
All things in miniature ? thy fpecuUr orb 
Apply to wcIl-difTeaed kernels i b ! 
Strange forms arife, in each a Httle plant 
Unfolds its boughs : obferve the (lender threads 
•Of firft beginning trees, their roots, their leaves. 
In narrow feeds defcribM ; tbou'k wondering fay^ 
An inmate orchat every apple boafts. 
Thus all things <by experience are difpIayM, 
And moft improv'd. Then feduloufly think 
To meliorate thy (lock; no way, or rule, 
Be 4maflay*d ; prevent the morning ftar 

• Tobacco, 



Alfiduous, nor with the weftern fun 

Surceafe to work ; lo ! though tfiil of thy gain». 

Not of my own, I all the live-long dty 

Coniume in meditation deep, reclufe 

From human convcrfe, nor, at (hut of eve» 

Enjoy repole ; hut off at midnight lamp 

Ply my brain -racking ftudics, if by chanoe 

Tht'c I may counfel right j and oft thi* care 

Diihirbs me flumbering. Wilt thou then repine 

To labour for thyfclf ? and rather choofc 

To lie fupincly, hoping Heaven will blefs 

Thy lllghted fruits, and give thee bread unearned ?■ 

'Twill profit, when the (lovk, fwom f oe of fnakiKS, 
Return^, to (liew compafiion to thy pltnt8> 
FatiguM with breeding. Let- the arched knife 
Well fliai pcn'd now aifail the fpreading fliadei 
Of vegetables, and their thirdy limbs 
Diflfevcr : for the genial moillurc, due 
To apples, oth'wfwire niifpcncis itfelf 
In bari*en twigs, and for th* cxpecled crop. 
Nought but vain (hoots, and empty leaves abound. 

When fwelling buds their odorous foliage ihed^ . 
And gently harden into fruit, the wife 
Sparc* not the little offsprings, if they grow 
Redundant; but the thronging clutters thin 
By kind avullion : elfe the ilarv cling brood» 
Void of fufEcient fuiienance, will yield 
A (lender autumn , which the niggard foul 
Too late (hall weep, and curfe his thrifty hand. 
That would not timely cafe the ponderous boughs. 

<; Y D E H- BopicT, jfii 

It mucb conduces, all the cares to know 
O* gardening, how to fcaje no^urnal thieves, 
And how the littk race of birds that hop 
From fpray to fpray, fcoopiog the coftlicft fruit 
Infatiate, undifturb*d. Priapus^ form ' 

Avails feut little j rather guard each row 
AVvth the falfc terrors of a breatUcfs kite- 
This done, the timoroua flock with fwifteft wing 
Scud through the air; chdr fancy reprefcnti 
His iTictrtal talons, and his ravenous beak 
Deftruclive | glad to ftiun his hoftiJe g:ripe. 
They quit thdr theftB, aod infrequent the field*, 

BcGdea, the filthy fwine will ofr invade 
Thy firm incloftire, and with delving Inout 
Thfi rooted forell undeitnioe: foithwith 
Halloo thy furious tnaltiif, bid hjin vex 
The noxioufi herd, and print upon their ears, 
A fad memorial of their paft ofFence* 

The flagrant Procyon will not fail to bring 
Large ftioals of How hvufc- bearings f nails that creep . 
O'er the ripe fruitage, paring Hi my tra^s 
In the deck rinds, and unj^ft Cydec drink« 
No art averts this peft ; on thee it lies, 
With morning and with evening hand to nd : 
The preying reptiles j nor, if wife, wilt thou 
Decline this. labour, which itfelf rewards 
With pleafing gain, whilft the warm limbec drawl 
Salubrious waters from the nocent brood. 

Myriads of wafps now alfo cluftering hang. 
And drain a fpurious honey from thy groves, 



TiJt'.T WiXiZa food i ihyoLg's, oh r^nls'i, igiui 
Tb^ rHijf nndiiTmj'd : tnt fnoi witk ofe 
Enfsam the nojibmc fvinns ; let erar bovgh 
Kev freqoest vuis, jwiegnvit wi& the dngs 
Of Mc^'iCy or Mem, cr Tirade's nfcaus juice j 
They, hy ih' &j luring odor drawn, ia ia&m 
fly to ths dulcet cites, and croDdisg fip 
Their paUtabie banc $ joyfuJ tbou *it fee 
The clammy furface all o'er-ftrown with tribes 
Of greedy infecls, that with fniitlefs toil 
Flap filmy pennons oft, to extricate 
Their feet, in liquid (hackles bound, tiH death 
Bereave them of their worthlefs fuuli : fuch doom 
Waits luxury, and lawlefs love of gain ! 

However thou may' ft forbid external force« 
Inteftine evils will prevail } damp airs. 
And rainy winters, to the centre pierce 
Of firmcft fruits, and by unfeen decay 
The proper rclifh vitiate : then the grub 
Oft unobi'ervM invades the vital core. 
Pernicious tenant, and her fecret cave 
Knlargcs hourly, preying on the pulp 
Ccafclcfs ) meanwhile the apple's oubvai'd form 
I^clcfVablc the witlci's Twain beguiles, 
Till, with a wrichcn mouth, and fpattering noire, 
lie taftes the bitter morfel, and reje6ls 
Difrcliflit ) not with Icfs furprize, than when 
Knibattlcd troops with fl(iwing banners pafs 
U'hrough ilowery meads delighted, nor diftruft 
Thi fmillng furfuccj whilft the cavern'd ground, 


CYDER. Book r, 4j| 

WItli gram incentive florM, by fuddcn blaae 
BurA^ fatal , and iii\*o]ve« the hopes of war^ 
In fiery IK Jitrli; full of vi£tonou« th&ugbtt. 
Torn and difmeinbred, they aloft cscplrt. 

Kow turn thine eye to view Alcinous' grove s* 
The pride of the Ph^eacian iJlcj from wheucei 
Sailiing the fpaccs oi' the boundlefs deepi 
To AHconium precious fruits arriv'd i 
The Pippin bumiilit a\r with gold, the Moyle 
Of fwceteft honeyed taltcj the fair Pcrmain 
Temper^, like comliclt nymph, with rtd and white. 
Salopian acrt* flourish with a growth 
Peculiar, rtyi'd the Ottley ; be :hoii firft 
Thi^ Apple to inmfpiant, if to thi? tm.iuc 
It* merit anfwcr*, no where fhaii thov find 
A wine nrt>re priiMj or laudable of talle* 
Nor docs the Eliot Icait defer ve thy care. 
Nor John -Apple, whofc ^vithciM nnd, intrcncht 
With many a furrow, aptly rcprefents 
Dccrepid age, nor that from Harvey namM, 
Quick-relifhing : why (hould we fmg the Thrift, 
Codling, or Pomroy, or of pimpled coat 
The Ruffet, or the Cat's-Head's weighty orb. 
Enormous in its growth, for various iife 
Though thefe aie meet, though after full repaft 
Are oft required, and crown tlie rich deficit ? 

What, though the Pear-tree rival not the worth 
Of Ariconian produdls ? yet her freight 
Is not contemn'd, yet her wide-branching arms 
Beft fcreen thy manfion from the fervent Dog 
4 E • Adverfc 


Adverfe to life $ the wintery harricanes 

In vain employ their roar, her trunk unmovM 

Breaks the ihroog onfet, and controls their rage. 

Chiefly the Bofbury, whofe large increafe. 

Annual, in furoptuous banquets claims applanle* 

Thrice- acceptable be\'erage ! could but art 

Subdue the floating lee, Pomona^s felf 

Would dread thy praife, and fhun the dubious ftrife* 

Be it thy choice, when fummer-heats annoy^ 

To fit beneath her leafy canopy, 

Qiiaflfing rich liquids ! oh ! how fweet t' enjoy. 

At once her fruits, and hcfpitable /hade 1 

But how with equal numbers (hall we match 
The Mufk's furpafling worth ! that earlieft gives 
Sui-e hopes of racy wine, and in its youth. 
Its tender nonage, loads the fpreading boughs 
With large and juicy offspring, that defies 
The vernal nippings, and cold fyderal blafts ! 
Vet let her to the Red-ftrcak yield, that once 
Was of the Sylvan kind, uncivilized. 
Of no regard, till Scudamore^s ikilful hand 
Improved her, and by courtly difcipline 
Taught her the favage nature to forget : 
Hence (Ivrd the Scudamorcan plant 3 whofe wine 
Whoever taftcs, let him with grateful heart 
KcipcA that ancient loyal houfc, and wifh 
The nobler peer, that now tranfcends our hopes 
In early worth, his country* s jufteft pride, 
rnintcrruptcil joy, and health entire. 

Let c\rn irtc iii every garden own 


CYDER. Eooict $% 

The Red"flreak as fupreme, whofe pulpous fruit 
With gold irradiate I and vei'miJion flunes 
TcjTiptii^g, not fatal f as the birth of that 
Primscval interdi^ed plant that wgn 
Fond Eve in hapkl's hour to ta{^ef and die. 
This, of more bounteous mfluent;e, iofpire* 
Poetic raptures J and the lowly Mufc 
KindJcs to loftier &rain$ j even J perceive 
Ker facrcd virtue. See ! the numbers flotv 
Eafy, whilft, chearM with her ncftareous juice, 
Hcr^> and my country's praifes I exalt* 
Hail Herefordian plant, that do ft difdain 
All other fields ! Heaven *s fweeteft blefTingj hail ( 
Be ihou the copious matter of my fong, 
And thy cbojce Neftar ; on which tlwaya waits 
Laughter^ and fportj and cafe-bi^guiling wit, , 
And fnendihip, thief delight of humEin life. 
What ihould we wifti for nacre? or why, in quell 
Of foreign vintage, indncere, and mixt, . 
Traverfe th' extremeft world ? why tempt the rage 
Of the rough ocean ? when our native glebe 
Imparts, from bounteous, womb, annual recruits 
Of wine dele6lable, that far furmoimts 
Gallic, or Latin Grapes, or thofe that fee 
The fetting fun near Calpe's towering height. 
Nor let the Rhodian, nor the Lelbian vines 
Vaunt their rich Muft, nor let Tokay contend 
For fovereignty 5 Phanaeus felf muft bow 
To th' Ariconian vales : And fhall we doubt . 
T* improve our vegetable wealth, or let 

E i The 

T'n* ini^ ic iCts.- ▼aiii'i.. vitr. "fir nmnxcs, 

^"r.i m-|^ uixxr* rrps^-. xumt 

iTifjipiTtt u- iw?'T '••™ 3&Bnirs aJo 

J iiix . w viae mri ujivRns rsomrsa ' 

T'tK n«ai:*;»wi iic:*. -viit ^inciunr nazr arsdTi^ 

0-r» .•:■„-! -■:■ til! rrnii - tiirss nii»i3 iizri 

T'li! K".iv. r iiiriji;rt -fijrizfa' 5 th' tt.'Tl'. omT^ pidbc 

A-':t-r:.i.; J :'; •"•:.', riTZ d :r at^ arraj! 
L *, :. vw 1.05 irtb:? ■«■-': h birJfT-grait 

T r i ■ , ,y.-: * - -'. g J* ofjt n ": tis Kt, as c Ddcm vfe 
0;''«:Ri, 37jf:3t'd, 2n z-jbcra cinxik com p od c, 
IVhoirfon:;, of dnthleffc fame. Here, to tbe fighty 

y^j'p'"'. of pi j I?, and plenteous ihearn <if corn, 

O?* »; vj'i^/'i OTCjr, 2nd both imbibe 
J- ;t ♦;;,:; c'y;ij^<:niaJ juice ; fo rich the foil, 
t;'i tivt' U fUjti fructuous moifture o'er-abound ! 
tim 41". fhr; liillt unamiable, whofe tops 
'I o lieav';ij :i(j>ire, affording profpeft fweet 
To liiimaii ken ; nor at their feet the Tales 
l)rr(.f.ii(liM;; jjcntly, where the lowing herd 
( lu'w vrrdurouH pafture ; nor the yellow fields 
« Juily' cnicichang'd, with rich variety 
rir;ijinf;^ M when an Emerald green, enchasM 
111 fiuiny ^;ol(l, from the bright mafs acquires 
A noMrr hiii , more delicate to fight. 
Mrnv 4(Ul tlic Sylvan flndesj and filent grovegj 


C Y D E Ri EooK L 53 

(Hauut of th£ Druids) whence the earth is fed 
With QOpious fuel ; whence the ftnrdy oak, 
A princess refuge once, th* eternal guard 
Of England's throne, by fweatiiig pcafants feird. 
Stems the vaft main, and bears tremendoua war 
To diftant nations, or with fov'ran fway 
Awes the divided world to peace and love. 
Why 111 on Id the Chalybes, or Bilboa boaft 
Their hardenM iron j when our mines produce 
At perfe£i martial ore ? can Tmohis' head 
Vie with our iWron odors ? or the fleece 
Baetic, or fined Tajentine, compare 
WUh Lemiler's fiiken wool ? where ftiall we find 
Men more iindavintccl, for their country's weal 
More prodigal of life ? in ancient days, 
The Roman legions, and great Caefar, found 
Our fathers no mean foes : and Crefly's plainSj 
And Agincourt, deep-tjngM with blood, confcfs 
What the Silures vigour unwithftood 
Could do in rigid fight i and chiefly what 
Brydge.s' wide-wafting hand, firft garter'd Knight, 
PuifTant author of great Chandos' ftem^ 
High Chandos, that tranfmits paternal worthy , 
Prudence, and ancient prowefs, and renown, 
T* his noble ofFtpring, O thrice-happy peer I 
That, bleil with hoary vigor, vicw'il thyfelf 
Frefh blooming in thy generous fon ; whdfe lips. 
Flowing with nervous eloquence exa6l, 
Charm the wife Senate, and attention win 
In deeped councils $ Ariconium pUas'^dj^. 
,. E 3 Hlhv 


Him, as her chofcn worthy, firfr fc!::tes. 
Him on th" Iberi&Dy on the Gallic (tiotr. 
Him hardj Britons blefsj his faithful hand 
Conveys new courage from af-r, nor more 
The General's condufl, than his care avails. 

Thee aifo, glorious branch of Cecil's line. 
This country claims j with pride and joy to thee 
Ti:y AJtercnnis calls : yet /he indures 
Patient thy abfencc, fir.ce ihy prudent choice 
Has fixd tl^ee in the Mufes' faireft feat ♦, 
Where f Aid rich reigns, and from his endlefs ftore 
Of univcifal knowledge ftill I'upplies 
His noble care i he generous thoughts inftils 
Of true nobility, their countr)''s love, 
(Chief end of life) and forms their duclile minds 
To human vii-tues by his genius led. 
Thou fcon in every art pre-eminent 
Shalt grace this ifle, and rife to Burleigh's fame. 

Hail high-born peer I and thou, great nurfe of arts, 
And men, from wh'^nce confpicuous patriots fpring, 
Ilanmcr, and Bromley j thou, to whom with due 
Kcfpeft Wintonia bows, and joyful owns 
Tiiv mitred oft'spring j be for ever bleft 
With like examples, and to future times 
Proficuous, fuch a race of men 'produce. 
As, in the caufe of virtue firm, may fix 

• Oxfoid, 

t Dr. Aldrich Dean of Chrift- church. 


/<} Y D B R. Book!. 55 

Her throne inviolate. Hearj ye Gods> this vow 
From one, the meaneH in her numerous train ; 
Though meanell, not lea[l Itudious of her praife. 

Mvfcf raife thy voice to Beaufort's fpotlefs fame^ 
^To Beaufort, in a long defcent derived 
From royal anceitryj of kingly rights 
Faithful aflerters, in him centering meet 
Their glorious virtues^ high defert from pride 
DisjoinMj iinJhaken honour, and contempt 
Of llrong aUurements- O illuftrious prince I 
O thou of ancient faith \ exulting, thee» 
In her fair \iii this happy land inrolU* 
Who can refufe a tributajry verfe 
To Weymouth, firm eft friend of flighted wortli 
In evil days ? whole hofpl cable gate, 
Unbarr'd to alJ^ iiwites a numerous train 
Of daily guefts j whofc hoard, with plenty crownMp 
Revives the feaft-rites old : meanwhile his care 
Forgets not the afflicted, but content 
In afts of fecret goodncfs, fhuns the praifc. 
That Aire attends. Permit me, bounteous lord. 
To blazon what though hid will beauteous /hine. 
And with thy name to dignify my fong. 

But who is he, that on the winding ftream 
Of Vaga firft drew vital breath, and now 
ApprovM in Annans fecret councils fits, 
Weighing the fum of things, with wife forecaff: 
Solicitous of public good ? how large 
His mind that comprehends whatever was known 
To <^d, or prefent time 5 yet not ehte, 

E 4, ^^^ 

H«tL -rtfT' V Tvy»r*a»vtt ztar irk xmii^ £ ix a 

J-v^.--vt VI tPtrr iar*£ - Tie ■ « trirpas- c rJaao 
W... r«i? .?.'-*aie; fsifKr m -nfc rrfres::. 

^«i,t w.rfi •',* -'.' i^ -: cf ::-^'f tj*\ : nor £d 
'Hi* 4aHi: J.if.'i r.f Si--- c-:t -prr:.:^* 

A/»4 i", th';j': foiif.'l k v/r.".;: fo baft of mind, 
'I hut v/orn;irr% ].o//crf j. Ltrauty daret condemn, 
l./a/tdf v/ork of Heaven r He ill dererres 
')r I/jyr, or j,ity j friend Icfs let him fee 
VnrAty, U:iUou% days, defpis'd, forlorn, 
A* fliin i,i iiumun race : but may the niani 
'lltiif chiiiifuliy recounts the fcmale*s praiie, 
I'jfid rr|iiMl love, and lovers untainted fweets 
J'.rijoy witli honour ! O, ye Gods t might I 


CYDER. BcOKh f^ 

Ele£l my fate, my happieft choice nioitld be 

A fair and mo deft virgin, that Invites 

Wirii afpcfl chaftc, forbidding loofe deflrej 

Tender J y fmiling j In whofe heavenly eye > 

Sits ptireft love enthroned ; but if the liar» 

Malignant chcic jny better hopes oppofe, 

May I, at leaftj the facred pteofures know 

i3f ftri61eil amity 5 nor ever want 

A friend, with whom I mutually may ihare 

Gtadnefs and anguiih, by kind intereourfc 

Of fpeech, and officesii May in my mind. 

Indelible 2 graceful fcnfe remain 

Of favours un defer v'd ! — ^O tliou 1 from whom*' ' ' 

Gladly both rich and low feek aid j moft wifo 

Interpreter of right, whofe gracious voice 

Bwathea equity > and curbs too rJ^id law 

With mifdj impartial reafon j what returns- 

Of thanks arc thic lo thy beneficence 

Freely vouchfard, when to the gates of d6atl* 

I tended prone ? if thy indulgent cai^ 

Had not preven'd, among unbody'd (hades 

I now haid wanderM ; and thefe empty thought^ 

Of apples perifh'd ; but, upraisM by thee, 

I tunc my pipe afrefh, each night and day. 

Thy unexampled goodnefs to extol 

Defirous 5 but nor night, nor day, fuffice 

For that great taflc 5 the highly-honour'd name 

Of Trevor muft employ my willing thoughts 

Inceflant, dwell for ever on my tongue. 

Let me be grateful } but let far from me 


Be fawning cringe, and falfe diflembling look^ 

And fervile flatteiyt that harbours oft 

In courts apd gilded roofs. Some loofe the bafids 

Of ancient friend(hip, cancel Nature's laws 

For pageantry, and tawdry gewgaws. Some 

Renounce their fires, oppofe paternal right 

For rule and power ; and others realms invade 

With fpccious fliews of love. This traiterous wretch 

Betrays his fovereign. Others, deftitute 

Of real zeal, to every altar bend 

By lucre fway^d, and a£t the bafeft things 

To be ftyl'd honourable ; the honeft man. 

Simple ^f heart, prefers inglorious want 

To ill-got wealth j rather from door to door^ 

A jocund pilgrim, though diftrefs'd, he '11 rove> 

Than break his plighted faith ; nor fear, nor hope» 

Will (hock his ftedfaft foul ; rather debarred 

Each common privilege, cut off from hopes 

Of meaneft gain, of prefent goods defpoil'd. 

He Ml bear the marks of infamy contemo'dy 

Unpity'd j yet his miild, of evil pure. 

Support's him, and intention free from fraud. 

If no retinue with obfervant eyes 

Attend him> if he can't with purple ftain 

Of cumbrous veftments, labor'd o'er with gold. 

Dazzle the crowd, and fet them all agape ; 

Yet clad in homely weeds, from envy's darts 

Remote he lives, nor knows the nightly papg« 

Of confcience, nor with fpe6kres' grifly {qrrai, 

"Dxmotis, aiud injui'd Sbvls^ H cjofe of jday 


• ti Y B B M. Bom I. $f 

AnaoyMy fad intenn^ptisd flumbtrt finds. 
"But (as a child, wfaoft inexperienced age 
Nor evil purpofe fear», nor knows) enjoys 
Night's fwM^di>sAiment^ hmnM i\Mfp feistni* 
^When Chanticleer, with clarion thrill, reea&s 
The tardy day^ h^to his labours hies 
'Glakiroine, intent en Ibmewbat that may eaib 
Unhealthy mortalSj and Virith curious ftarch 
Exaof^itifis all the propfrtics of herbs, 
FoiTiIs, ftud minerals, thai th^ embow^lM esrth 
DifpUy$t tihy his induftry he can 
■Benefit human r^cc : or cjfc bu thoughts 
Are ejcercis'd wjih fpecularions deep 
^f good, and jut, and meet, and th^ wholefome 

'Of temperance, and aught that may itnprove 
The moral life 9 not fcdulous to mil. 
Nor with tffivenoniM roug^ie to blaft thie fame 
Of bai-mlcfs imen, or fecret whifpers (pread 
"^ong faithful friends, to breed diftrud and hate« 
■ Studious of virtue, he no life obferves, 
Except hts own ; his own employs his cares, 
Large fubjcft ! that he labours to refine 
Daily, nor of his little ftock denies 
Fit alms to-Lazars, merciful, and meek. 

Thus facrcd Virgil livM from courtly vice. 
And bates of pompous Rome fecure j at court. 
Still thoughtful of the rural honeft life, 
And how t' improve his grounds, and how himfelf t 
3cft poet ! fit exemplar for the tribe 



Of Phcebos, nor Ids fit Mgonidet, 

Poor ejvlds pilgrim i mud. if after tiKfet 

If after the& aaodicr I may name. 

Thus tender Speniier liv^dy witk mean repnft 

Content^ depreisM bj penury, and pine 

In foreign mlm j yet not debased his Terie 

By fortune's frowns. And had that other bard V* 

Oh, had but he, that hHt ennobled ibng 

With hcly rapture, like his Abdiel been i 

*Mong many faithlefs, ftricUy faidifiil fbundj 

VnpityM, he ihould not have wail*d his oibs. 

That rolled in Tain to find the piercing ray. 

And found no dawn, by dim fuffufion Teil^d I 

But be — however, let the.Mufe abfkaln» 

Nor blaft his fame, from whom flie learnt to Bng 

In much inferior firains, groreling beneadi 

Th^ Olympian hill, on plains, and Tales intent. 

Mean follower. There let her reft a-while, 

Plns*d with the fragrant walks, and cocl retreat. 

• MUtoo. 

C Y D £ K. 

t <1 ] 

B O O K II, 

/^ Harcourt^ ^hom th' ingenuous love of^m 
^^ His carry ""d from thy nitive foil^ beyond 
Th^ eternal Alpine rnovvji, and now deulns 
In Itkiy't waftc rr alms, how lonfj juuft we 
Lanicni thy ib fence ? whilft ih fwect fojourn 
Thou view* ft the rcliquci of oU Rome i or, vvhat 
Unrivard aulhoi-s by their prefence made 
For cvtr venerable, niril fear»i 
Tibufj and Tufculum, or Virgirs \inij 
Green with Jm mortal hays, which haply thou, 
Kelpe^ling hU great name, doft now approach 
With bended knee, and ftrow with pirrple flowers | 
Unmindful of thy friends, that ill can brook 
This long delay. At length, dear youth, return. 
Of wit, and judgment ripe in "blooming years. 
And Britain's iflc with Laiian knowledge grace. 
Return, and let thy father's worth excite 
Thirft of pre-eminence ; fee ! how the caufe 
• Gf widows, and of orj^hans, he aflerts 
With winning rhetoric, and well-argued law ! 
Mark well his footfteps, and, like him, deferve 
Thy prince'*8 favour, and thy country'*s love. 

Meanwhile (although the MafTic grape delights 
■Pregnant of racy juice, and Formian hills 
Temper thy cups, yet) wilt not thou rcjeft 


e^ J. P H I L r ? S • S POEMS. 

Thy native liqucrs : lo ! fcr thee fr-v mill 
Now grinds choice apples, and tre Britiih rats 
O'erfloWxTith genero-js cyder j fsr rrnictc 
Accept this labour, ncr defp^ic the ^^lufe. 
That, pai&r.^ lands 2r.d fe^s, on thi; attends. 

Thus fir cf trees : the pleaun^ la^ retrains^ 
To fing of wines, and autumr/s bicit increafc. 
Th' eiiccts of art are fftewa, ye: whit avails 
'Gain ft Heaven ? or:, notwithlticdir; all thy care 
To help thy plants, when the {rr.ili :;ui:sry feems 
Bxempt from ills, an oriecta! blait 
Difaftrous flies, focn as the hind fatigued 
Unyokes his team i the tender freight, unfiuUM . 
To bear the hot diferd*e, dijicmper'd pines 
In the yearns prime ; the deadly plague annoys 
The wide icclofure : think not vainly now 
To treat thy neighbours with meli;fi-joi:s cups. 
Thus difappointed. If the former years 
Exhibit no fupplies, alas! thou- mull 
With taftelefs water v/a(h ihy droughty throaty 

A thoufand accidents the farmer's hopes 
Subvert, or check; uncertain all his toil. 
Till lufty autumn's luke-warm daysallay'd 
With gentle coids, infenfibly confirm 
His ripening labours : autumn to the fruits 
Earth's various lap produces, vigour gives 
Equal, intencrating milky grain, 
BciTics, and (ky-dyM Plumbs, and what in coat 
Rough, or foft rind, or bearded hufk, or Ihell j 
"'at Olives, a^d Piftacio's fragrant nut. 



C V D E R. Book II. (^ 

Artd the Tioei's taikful Apple ; autumn paiDtf 

AuioniaD hills with Grapes ^ whilil EiigJiih plains 

BluAi with pomaccous harvcfls^ bicalhmg fweets* 

O Jet me now, when the kind early dew 

Unlocks ih" embofomM odors^ wulk amoQg 

The well-rangM files of trees, whofc fuU-ag'd iiore. 

Diffufe Ambroilal Aeanis, than Myrrh, orNard^ 

More grateful I or pcii^uming flowery Bean I 

Soft whifpering airs, and the laifs mattio ibng 

Then woo to muling, an<l becalm the mind 

Peiplex'd with trkfame thoughts. Thrice happy tiiQe*t 

Be ft portion of the various year^ in which 

Nature rejoicethj Jmiling on her works 

Lovely, to full perfection wrought \ but ah I 

Short are our joys, and neighbouiing griefs difturb** 

Oiii* pleafant hours ! inclement winter dwells 

Contiguous i fortliwkh frofty blafts deface 

The blithfome year j trees of their ihrivel'd fruits ■ 

Axe widow*d, drcaify R,orms o^er all prevail 1 

Now, now 's the time, ere hafty funs forbid 

To work, di^urden thou thy i'apiefs wood 

Of its rich progeny ; the turgid fruit 

Abounds with mellow liquor : now exhort 

Thy hinds to cxcrcife the pointed fteel 

On the hard rock, and give a wheely form 

To the expelled grinder : now prepare 

Materials for thy mill i a fturdy poft 

Cylindric, to fupport the grinder's weight 

Exceflive; and a flexile fallow, entrenched,. 

Rounding, capacious of the juicy hordt 

3 Nor 

Jiv niii TfttPi icr 'w ininffxl ir tay pcsSE, 
Liiff^ 05 !2K -vta-as* ^ bic -wis iodslj^ ears 

Si mti ^'ji^i'i' xs5l % JEn;'iffr s ilibar: 
T'ae ii^/r a g -5a« £ Lfri, fr:i3i ror-r MidL 
£«'»4 Kit t ynys ±ski — rnc, 
Wiuwe prise ii pii ; Tie -rT'-n^i bwi '*^-^*«'t^ 

ffU p^ aiii irT*r-.*!r.*i, rrA tItiztjv^ palsrs. 
Bllvs fc»7iH rir-^r, -w^tr w,:h -stts, 2sd nan, 
•hal; rc^i tx' sr.-witldj ^-i-* : ^rr_i :V>!r ^ric« 
Hft ^; Vt*i 'rue ctTiMr.j pait t:.l Tr*7 rrc, 

I;ec«;i.:£.j not ti.r::VcI » r-Li Ic.-d. 

WijJi t}.« df7 7^%Ct J thoT, ir.ors «~:V^ thalt ftew 
TT>/ buflc* in wa*^, ir.d again •rr.plcv 
Tlje pon'Jeryjt wigir.t. Water -a-HI in:b:j« 
Th* fmall rnmiir.i fj{ fy.rl*, and ac^'.Jr* 
A vinou* flair<7ur j tl-.i* tht piiTants biirh? 
Will quaff, and whiit!'^, a\ thy tintliag texii 
They drive, and fin g of Fufca'^ radiant cye«, 
Fka«M with tht medley draught. Kor :>.ait thou now 
Krjnfj the Apple-cheefe, though quite exbauft; 
Kven now *(will cherifli, and improve the roots 
'Of fi'ikly plants ; new vigour hence conveyed 
Will yield an harveft of unufual growth. 
Such profit fpringt from hufks difcreetly us*d ! 




■ The tender mpplei, Irom tUeit paretitt rent 
" By ftormy fhock«, mull not ticgle£ted He, 

The prey of worms t A frugal man I knew, . 

Rich in one barren acre^ which, iitbdued 

By .end Ids culture, with AiSicient Mull 

HI I czikn repkniOi^d yearly t he no mor^ 

Defir'di nor wanted ( diligent to Icara 

The various leaibni, and by fklU repel 

Inrading pefls^ fuccefiful in his cares. 

Till the darup Libyan wind, with tempcfts arm'J 

Outrag«)iis, bluftcrM horrible am id ft 

His Cyder-grove i o'erturn'd by furioua biaftij 

The lightly ranks fall proftrate, and around 

Their fruitage t'catter'd, from the genial boughs 

Stript immature ; ytt did he not repine. 

Nor curfe bis ft art ; but prudent, his fallen heaps 

CoUefling, cheriilf d with the tepid wrcatha 

Of tedded grafs, and the fun^s mellowing beams 

KivalM with artful hc;\Uf and thi^nce piocurM 

A coftjy liquor, by improving time. 

Equaled with what the happied vintage bears. 

But this I warn thee, and (hall always warn» 
No heterogeneous mixtures ufe, as (bme 
With watery turnips have debased their wines^ 
Too frugal $ nor let the crude humours dance 
In heated brafs, (learning with fire intenfe i 
r Although Devonia much commends the ufe 
Of ftrengthening Vulcan j with their native ftreng^h 
Thy wines fufficient, other aid refufe ; 
And^ when th^ allotted orb of time 's compleat, 

F Arc 

i -• ••••r««ff»^<>^tl ■Wim^'tiK liimourc armib. 

■f !•• |HH-ii « M|*|r*ifH4ti flr#i^ , wftn e iw."fu : mmt 
iUi«*fii « *»i«iiiHMiM« iKuvdtKtb, -fta «4U Abc *Bnr 

/^ w*!*'*, ft.ft iiii*|iffil^ v*'«'r wfihh^l^ 
• 1.* •Iw|ry I 4ii« ■ t.ljrtii|r •»« bimlf-iff 

|>vilr ••»■•> l-jifc, vr'iiM 'If iifi'Vlf I ''l-fof r%oj 
lit {• v*i>1«.if, •«! iirtff :ir'-ri;il<U frr^flt 

« ...'.* .1 »!'•» III. li-jfii,-. I r,j,, t . ,.,^ wKcn arotisd 
I (... ti..i«.u .1». |,4 |j»»:f ft, in ihr mi'lilJe (ky 
'I lit. »\§>h«r iii(|#«.iii|i.t| fiai'f, Hh'l Icff unmoift 

l|U ft.f«»|Ntfl«: gUlM . $tint*\it\y^ thls^ 

Hi. jiirt^ fiiiil vtift, Mini itriiiMr fc; rr^nf^^rrri, 

t •.'<»li ll.i-v ll.r piiiiiiifr .,| llir r 1)1, (in*; yi'Sf, 
I 11 ^i|(i«*>4 ll»:i» liy III) Ihffriiti'.; fi/,»i| :ihtlS*d. 

I III. (I »*i(..|y iiKty'ii |, tiir Various moon 

flKplli III, nil. I rthr|til:|||| il;tl«, rXpIuIll 

t 'I. Ii lii.di: .li«n, nil II \ iitiftn (iirmount 

I III. .tt«i»-iii fti.rtui, (li(. lirAvniiY url>» frrene 

I %iUiliU s\\{U u*\\\U\\\}i\ ifiyt, ami Cynthia gflows 

Whli ll(Ji< uttiiitlvM 1 now fhr fowlri, \v»mM 

\\\ (h.i;. (),kik,t ,MM«n«i \^ich \w\ix rnilv rtcp* 

l«»4.i* iU«; ,ii»i|i c»cii(h, Mn»;in);[ thixnigh £cMs and 

I ti, . k« iK. ,, mul rti^hf » 4«J hr.NDctV while ihcr ilrai'a 

CYDER, BoftftIL 4f 

Thetr hinefu! throati, the towering^ htav^ lend, 
O'cf takes tlicir fpccd j they ]<Mive thdr little lWt% 
Above the clouds pre ci pita hC to earth. 

The woodcocki eftrly viftc, and abode 
Of long contmuance in our temperate clime^ 
Fpretcl a liberal harfcft ; he of time* 
Intelligent, the har^i Hyperborean ice * 
Shuns for our equal winters j wheti our funi < 

Cleave the chillM foil, he backward wiogt his way 
To Scandinavian frozen iuxnmcri, meet 
For his riutub'^d blood. But nothing profits more 
Than frequent fnows j O, may 'It thou often fee 
Thy furrows whitened by the woolly rain 
Nutriccoui ! fccret nitre lurkt within 
The porous wer, quickening the languid gJebe* 

Someiimefi thou Ihalt with fervent vows im|ilgre 
A moderate wind i the or chat loves to wave 
With winter winds^ before the genu exert 
Their feeble he mis j the loo fen cd roots then drink 
Large increment, earneft of happy years* 

Nor will it nothing. profit to obfcrvc 
The monthly ftars, their powerful influence 
0*er planted fields, what vegetables reign 
Under each fign. On our account has Jove 
Indulgent to all moons fome fucculent plant 
Allotted, that poor htlplefs man might ilacJc 
His prefent thirft, and matter find for toil. 
Now will the Corinths, now the Rafps, fupply 
Delicious draughts ; the Quinces now, or Plumbs, 
Or Cherries, or the fair Thifbeian fruit 
Are preft to wines j the Britons fquceze the works 

Fa Q 

f f>r fftliil^iiif lict^ and vitsiiif 1 

] i^t^k^it^i AMd QiiMt'lita»iii'4« «»ci<itt Jkn. 

|(." -iv bent 

[Hfriit'i «uf i'Kii4i| tvny ^odfc and bnfli 

|i IN ft) hf ¥iiittirt'd» idlf ywitli, 4j^I« 

' 'jmhu wcKiiiidftd h»*k« 

Ifii loiaAifBtM, Clkediatt^daa4«, 

I t^m > , : #x *<^ dtattTaild pMoed flo it cim 

1 1^ icf y 1 10 |>QUkk». lliy iiuk tufti 
[ r« * itiii III 1 ' 1 ci I gladly liity 

' Will mir ^fi«*, ^MOtly fw«»t, 

f ^ . -Jiit ^^ 

[iljrk If Aving tJ»ii|ti and ruitfgate il»c day* 
Htfppy Icrnif *, wJuife me A wholff^me air 
) PttirijDi ciivfDqni*d Ipidcrii mud torbida 
' *lhc baUruI loid, and viper, from her fliorc t 
Mtjii^ h^ppy in twr balmy dtmygbttj enrich *4 
With i]»itc«ltai^eoui fptcet, lad the root 
(I*«i" itiif tl-abiirifig iWectiiefi prai&'d), which wide , 
f Kitcnd hrr famr» »nd lo e^ch drcKiping heart 
hyfini ridrcfif 4nd lively health convev* 

if^i liow the BdgiE^t Sedulous and (toijC, 
With bawti of fatlcning Mum« or biirsful cypi 

* Jieland. 

CYDER, BoeKH, ^ 

Of kernel -rcHih'd fluid j, the fair flar 
Of early Phofphorus faltitCj nt noon 
Jocund with fret|iieTiNj iljng fumes ! hy tife 
Inilrufledj thus to quell thcxr native phlegiik 
FrevaUlngr ^^^ engender >Ta) ward mirth* 

What n«ed to treit of diibnt clinnes, removed 
Far from the flopmg Journey of the ycar^ 
Beyond Petfora.> and Iflandic co^ts ? 
Where ever-dun ng fnowa, perpetual fhadet 
Of darkncfs, would congeal ihetr Itvid bloody 
Did not the Ar£lic trai5l fpontancou^ yield 
A chearing purple berry, big with wine, 
Intcnfcly fervent, which each hour they crave, 
Spread round a flaming pile of pines, ard oft 
They interbrd their native drinks wtth choice 
Of ftrongeft Brandy, yet fcarce with thcfe aids 
Enabled to prevent the Aidden rot 
Of freezing nofe, and quick-decaying feet. 

Nor lefs the fable borderers of Nile, 
Nor they who Taprobane manure, nor they. 
Whom funny Borneo bears, are ftor'd with dreams 
Egregious, Rum, and Rice's fpirit extrafl. 
For here, exposed to perpendicular rays, 
Ir vam they covet ihades, and Thrafcia*s gales. 
Pining with .Aquino^lial heat, unlefs 
The cordial glafs perpetual motion keep, 
Quick circuiting ; nor dare they clofe their eyes, 
Void of a bulky charger near their lips. 
With which, in often interrupted flcep, 
Their frying blood compels to irrigate 

F J Their 


■.V fpiiM ton(>iiri>, eifc minutely to death. 
o:«r,>\i,Mic, Jiimil iicath, th' effeft of drought I 
\!.Mr ti^ppv ttwy. iHN'n in Columbui* world, 
r:ii\^K-«. i»n<i they, whom the Cotton plant 
With .Ktwnv-t'prourin^ velU amyt 1 their woodt 
K.Mv xi*iih prodiiiioiu nutt« that give at once 
i flrf^Mi toivi, .tnd nrcUr; then, at liand 
r Uc 1 rmon, uncornipt with voyigc longp 
IV vpiiMi* Ipinrs .iddrd (hravenly drink!) 
Thrv with {inriiinatic cQf;[ine cealiclefs draw. 
Intent on i.uit^htrr; a coniinual tide 
Klov^'s from iW exhilarating iount. As» whcs 
A^aini) A I'ccrct rlitf, with I'udden fhock 
A fhip i» (l^nrd, and leaking drinks the fea, 
T!i' .iltonith'd inarinerx ay ply the pump. 
Nor lt.iy» nor reft* rill the wide breach is closed s 
So thry (iMit chcarful) iin fatigued, llill move 
Tlic*; Uickcr, then alone concerned 
When the dry bowl forbids their pleaung work* 

But if to hoarding thou art bent, thy hopes 
Are frulhato, fhould'ft thcu think thy pipes will flow 
With early limpid wine. The hoarded itoi-e. 
And the harlh draught, mu^ twice endure the fun^s 
Kind {Ircngthening heat, twice winter*s purging cold. 

There are, that a compounded fluid drain 
From different mixtures. Woodcock, Pippin, Moyle^ 
Rough Eliot, fwect Permain : the blended (beams 
(Erich mum i!]y cori-e£^ing each) create 
A plcafiirahir medley, of what talte 
Hardly di.ii 11,^1 iih'd } as the fliowery arch, 


CYDER. Book TL 7K 

With lifted colours gay. Ore, Azure^ Guks^ 

Pdighu and puzzles tht hthotdtr's eye. 

That views the watery brede^ with thoufjutd ihewl 

Of palnture vary'd, yet 's unfkiJlM to tdl 

Or where one colour rifcs^ or otic faints. 

Some Cyders have by art, or age, unleani'd 
Their genu me reliflij and of runttry vioes 
AfTum'd the fiavour j one fort counterfeit! 
The Spaniih product ; this, to Gauis has fcemM 
The fparklmg Neftar of Chaiiipa%nc 5 wjth thar^ 
A German oft has fwiird hi* throat, ajid fworn. 
Deluded, that imperial Rhttie beftow'd 
The generous rummer, %vhl] ft the owner, pleas 'd> . 
Laughs inly at his guefts, thus cntcrtain'd 
With foreign vintage from his cyder calk. 

Soon as thy liquor from the narrow cdl? 
Of clofe-preft hulks i> fi eed, thou muft refrain 
Thy thirfty foul i let none perfiiade to broach 
Thy thick, unwholfome, undigcfted cades ; 
The hoary frofts, and northern blafts, take care 
Thy muddy beverage to ferene, and drive 
Precipitant the bafer, ropy Ices. 

And now thy wine 's tranfpicuous, purgM from aU 
Its tarthy grofs, yet let it feed a while 
On the fat refufe, left, too foon disjoined 
From fprightly, it to fharp or vapid change. 
When to convenient vigor it attains. 
Suffice it to provide a brazen tube 
! Inflcxt J felf-taught, and voluntary, file$ 
The defecated liquor, through the vent 

F 4 Afccndin^;, 


/kicchdii)^, then hy downward traft coiiTey*d» 
Spoutb tntc iubje£t vefiieUy lofdy dear. 
Ab when a noon-tide fun, with funnner beaiBty 
Durtb thruugh a cloud, her watery ikirta are edg'di 
'N^'ith lucid amber, or undrolTy gold : 
^ci, und lo nchly, ihe purged liquid (hiaes. 

NuMw ailc, when the coldk abate, nor yet 
Fuii fuDimcr (hinea, a dubious leajfonp clolb 
lii glafs thy purer ft reams, and let them gain, 
irom due ^unfiiicnicnt, fpirit, and flavour new. 

For this iottni, the fubtle chemift feeds 
Fcipciual tiaiiics, whofe unrefilled force 
O er laiidi and it(he&^ and the itubborn flint 
i^rtvailiiig, turns into a fufil lea, 
1 iiai ill his furnace bubbles funny-red : 
i' rum hence a glowing drop with hollowed fieel 
tie takcs^ and by one efficacious breath 
iJilate^ to a furprifing cube, or fpl:-.] t« 
(Jr oval J and fit receptacles forms 
t'or every liquid, with his plaftic lungs, 
'lo human life fubrcrvient; by his means 
Cyders in metal frail improve : the Moyle, 
And tafteful Pippin, in a moon*s fliort year. 
Acquire complete perfection : Now they (mdcc 
Traiifparent, fparkling in each drop, delight 
Of curious palate, by fair virgins craved. 
£ut harflter fluids different lengths of time 
Expeft : Thy flafk will flowly mitigate 
The Eliot's roughaefs. Stirom, firmeft fruity 
tmbottlcd (long at Priameian Troy 


CYDER, Book H. n 

With flood the Greeks) endures, ere juftJy mild. 
Softened by age, it youthful vigiqr gsunsj 
F^Ucious drink I jre hooeft meo, bew^r^. 
Nor tmfi its fmoothnef$ } the third cirtiing glafv 
Suffice* virtue i But may hypocritetp 
(That Hyly fpcak one things aii other thjnk. 
Hateful a$ heli) pleased with the relifh we;d£^ 
Drink on unwarn'dj till> by inchanting cup* 
Ittfatua^e^ tbey their wily thovight$ difdofe. 
And through intefoperance grow awhile ^necre. 
The farmers toil 19 done ; his cades mature 
Now call fbr vent , bit l^ds exhauJl permit 
T* indulge awhile. Now folemn rites he ptyi. 
To Bacchus* author of heart-cheering mirth. 
His honeft friends, at thirfty hour of duik» 
Come uniniitedi he with bounteous hand 
Imparts his finoking vintage, fwcet reward 
Of his own ihdufbry ; the well-fraught bowl 
Circles inceflant, whilft the humble cell 
With quavering laugh and rural jefts refounds* 
Eafe, and content, and undiiTembled love. 
Shine in each face { the thoughts of labour paft 
Encreafe their joy. As, from retentive cage 
When fuUen Philomel efcapes, her notes 
She varies, and of paft imprifonment 
Sweetly complains ; her liberty retrieved 
Cheers her fad foul, improves her pleafing fbng. 
Gladfome they quaff, yet not exceed the bounds 
Of healthy temperance, nor incroach on night, 
Scafon of K^a but well bedew' d repair 



Each to bit honei widi Qnibfrplanted Mu 
£rt heaven *s MftblaawM by the rofy aAWBy 
J)oiiiciic caret awike them i briJk diejrrift^ 
IteficfliM, and lively with die joyt that Bam 
Twom amicable ulk» and modeiate cnpt 
Sweetly interchnigM. The ^ng lover ^finds. 
Pieient iedfeft» and long oblivion drinka 
Of coy Luanda. Give the debtor wine f "t 

Hit joyt are fliort, and few} yet when hftdrinkly'/'' 
Hit dread retires, the flowing glaflet add \ "]^ 

Courage and mirth i 'magnificent in thou^^ \ 

Imaginary riches he enjoyt. 
And in the gaol expatiates unconfinM. 
Nor can the poet Bacchus* praife indite, \ 

Dd>arr*d his grape : The Mufet ftill require 
Humid rqraliffient, nor will augh^ avail 
Imploring Phoebus^ with unm^iftenM lipt*. 
Thus to the generous bottle all inclinCy 
By parching thirft allurM : With vehement ftmt 
When dufty fummer bakes the crumbling clods» 
How pleafant is \ beneath the twifted arch 
Of a retreating bower> in mid-day^s reign 
To ply the fweet caroufe, remote from noi/e. 
Secured of feverifli heats I When th^ aged year 
Inclines, and Boreas' fpirit blufters frore. 
Beware th* inclement heavens j now let thy hearth 
Crackle with juiceleft boughs i thy lingtenng bipod 
llow inftigate with th* applets powerful ftreaint* 
Perpetual (howers» and ftormy gufts confine 
^ plowman, and December vrama 


C Y D E R. BooicIL 75 

*To annti^ joljlties ) now rpordve )out]i 
Carol ificonditc rhythms, y^lth fuiting noteit 
And c^nairer unhsnnonious ; fturdy Cwsjtai 
In dean array for ruAic dance prepare, 
Mixt with the bujJCDin Jamfels j hand in hand 
They frilkj and bound, and vanoua ma^ea weave. 
Shaking their brawny limbSj with uncouth mien, 
Tranfporttd, and fom^timtB an oblique Iter 
Dan on tUeii' loves, fometime^ an baily kifs 
Steal from unwary lafTes i they with Ttorr^, 
And neck, reel in' d, reftnt the ravidiM bUfe, 
Meanwbilft blind Britifh bards with volant totrch 
Traverfe loquacious itrings, wHoic fulcmn notes 
Provoke to harrakfs reveh j thtfc among, 
A Tub tic artift ftands, in won d runs bag 
That bear a impriibnM winds (of gentler fort 
Than thofe, wh[ch erll Laertes' fon enclofiM). 
Peaceful they flecpj but let the tuoefiil fqueeze 
Of labouring elbow rouze them, out they fly 
Melodious, and with fprightly accents charm. 
'Midft thefe difports, forget they not to drench 
Themlelves with bellying goblets 5 nor, when fpring 
Returns, can they refufe to ulher in 
The frefh^bom year with loud acclaim, and ftor© 
Of jovial draughts, now, when the fappy boughs 
Attire themfelvfs with blooms, fweet rudiments 
Of future harveft : When the GnofTian crown 
JLeads-on expelled autumn, and the trees 
Difcharge their mellow burdens, let them thank 
3con Nature, that thm annually fuppUe» 


With difc ioteirt s books widk bociies i 
In rude cDCOOotcr, loond their tonplcs ty 
The durp-edg'd fngmCBts, dovs Aeir 1 
Mist gore and cyder ilovr. What flnll wt fiijr 
Of rafli Elpenofy who in evil hoor 
Dry^d an immeafonible bowi, and thought 
'P exhale hit forfeit by irrignoiw lleep^ 
Imprudent f him death's inm-fleep oppfdK^ 
Dcfcending cardcis from his couch; die fall 
Luxt bis aeck-jotnty and fpinal marrow broia*d* 
Nor need we tell what anxioas cares attend 
The turbulent mirth of wine ; nor all the kinds 
Of mtladieti that lead to Death's grim ca;fry 
Wruught by intempcrancci joint-racksjag goat>. . 


, C Y'D S R. - BookII. '^ 7f 

Interne ftone^ and piniftg atroph^r. 
Chill even when the fuii with July heats 
Fries thtf fcorchM (bit, and dropfy all-a-float. 
Yet craving liquids i nor the Centaur^ tale 
Be here repeated $ how, with luft and wine 
Inflam'dy they fought, and fpilt their drunken fouls 
At feading hour. Ye heavenly Powers that guard 
The Britifti iles, fuch dire events remove 
Far froniifair Albion, noi* let civil broils 
Ferment from focial cups : May we, remote 
From the hoairfe, brasen found of war, en'joy 
Our*humid pr0du£ls, and with feemly draughts 
Enkindle mirth^ -and liofpitable love. 
Too oft, alas-l hkn tnutualiiatred dren^h'd 
Our fwords iniiative blood ; too oft has pride* 
And helli(h difoord, and infatiate thirft 
Of others rights, our quiet difcomposM. 
Have we forgot, how fell deftru6lion rag^d 
Widt^fprcading, when by Eris' torch incens'd 
Our fathers warr'd ? what heroes, fignaMz'd 
For loyalty and prowefs, met their fate 
Untimely, undefcrv'd ! how Bertie fell, 
Compton, and Granville, dauntlefs fons of Mar^ 
Fit themes of -endlefs grief, but that we view 
Their virtues yet furviving in their race ! 
Can we forget, how the mad, headftrong rout 
Defy'd their prince to arms, nor made account 
Of faith or duty, or allegiance fworn ? 
Apoftate, atheift rebels ! bent to ill. 
With fecming fkndlity, and covered fraud, 


WinCim tfcnfcbifc«MM»iiAM«ft^^ -A. 

Or % Badvirp^siHMkM AMiili Ml .^ ^--^ 

Thatt hj m^ o h mmi h w i faj m rife *y »ii^ .z^. 

Ssproae ajid isaoceafy a^a%'4 to d«ib 

^ tnc^ thj oKrcjr oolj wmM hMc ChW 

Yet wu tae Cj^cr-bad ■■iiii'4 wii^vari * r 

The Cjdcr^bmi chkvfumm Ml to rti n ■>% 

Abborrd focb Me diioyal dmli^ MiaA 

Her pnmiflf-hiMfcees 

Vndaunud, to aibt the i 

Oftaenvchjihmt,ikl fiicceff left fc» 

llamtwtt fiiitb^l f then wis no fegaod 

Of ngbt, or wrong* And this, once happy, lasd^ 

BjT home-bred fury rent, lon|^ groan*dbciici& 

Tyrannic fway. till fair irvloving yean 

Our exil*d Kings and Liberty reftor'iL 

Now we exult, by mighty Anna*s care 

Secure 'M faome» while flie to foreign realai$ 

Sends fot th her dreadful legions^ andreflnist 

The rage of Kings i Here, nobly iie itippoett 

Juftice opprcfs*d ) here, her Ti^rioos anas 

Qticll iKc imbitious i From her hand al.onc 

All Kurope fears revenge, or hopes rednis* 

Kejoicei O Albion I ftvcr'd from the wodd 

3 \ 

By Nature'* wife indulgence, itidigent 
C^cH^Mng from without $ in one fitpreme 
Intirely bleft ; and from beginning time 
Defignfd t|mf ^PPT f but the fond defire . 
Of rule, and grandeur multiply'd a i^ce 
Of Klngtj and mMnerous fceptres iatroduc'd^ 
J>eftru£Uve of the public weal. For now 
Each potentate, at wary fear, or ftrength/ 
Or emulation iirg*d,. hi» neighbour's bottn(d$ 
Invades, and ^npler territory feeks 
With ruinous afiault $ on every plain 
Hoft copM with hoft^ dire was the din of war. 
And ceafelel^j or '(hort truce haply procurM 
By havoc, and difmay, till jealoufy 
RaisM new combuftion* Thus was peace in vain 
Sought for by martial deeds, and confli6^ ftem : 
Till Edgar grateful (as to thofe who pine . n 
A difmal half-year night, the orient beani 
Of Phoebus' lamp) arofe, and into one 
Cemented all the long-contending powers, 
Pacific monarch 5 then her lovely head 
Concord rear'd high, and all around diffused 
The fpirit of love. At eafe, the bards new (Irung 
Their (ilcnt harps, and taught the woods and vales. 
In uncouth rhythms, to echo Edgar's name. 
Then gladnefs fmilM in every eye j the years 
Ran fmoothly on, produ6live of a line 
Of wife, heroic Kings* that by juft laws 
EftabliHi'd happinefs at home, or cnifh'd 
Infulting enemies in fartheft climes* 

AMtetwiViMe. Oi 
Sdyias; oti 6lfe faopet, ibas ID i 
TfcrmriikcEifgliii! Onei 

FicKe Bratttf * ct^-fymg to Ae adwfsrfe fioot 

Wldkimwm imoad paces Ae«ii^|bty fbrae 
Of HA^trvti Cvnoc o*Cftiini\l ( 
Twice be aiofi^ and joia^d fke iMnid i 
The tbifd IMK» widk Ids wide-CBicMkd 
He fvf^life d ef l i M d uiiiener flreBg^iBy 
PUcooifited yfmfwtd, is dbe fiid chice 
Ten tJiouiand ignoniniont &]]{ 
The r^Vmtmx. Qtm, Bdwanl I 



q % D ^ 1L Bc«K n, Ik 

WitH golden l^il bb brioad 0ii^J4 wpbaraM, 
Thrice glorfou« prince I whom Fame wifJi ^ bir 
For ever Hjall refoand* Yet from hi» loini 
Nc* aqthofs of diflbnfign fpring ; from bita 
Two branches, that in hofting long cob tend • 

For fov*ran fway ; and can fueh augtr dwdl 
In nobk^ mindi f but littlr now availed 
The tics of friendship i every man, as kd 
By indk nation, or vat n bopCi ropair^'d 
To cither esimp, and bnaatUM immortil bate. 
And dire revenge. Now horrid SIaught<:i leigns i ^ 
Sons igainft fathers tilt the fatal Jance, ^ 

Carelefa of duty, and their native grounds ^ 

DlftaJn with kindred blood j the twanging bowi ^ 

Send fhowers of Ihafts, that on their barbci pdntt ^ * 
Alternate rain bear- Heve nsijjht you ree 
Barotts, and peafantt on ch' embattled Reld 
Shin, or half* dead, in one huge, ghaftly heap 
Promifcuoufly amifs^d. With dilaial gri>ani> 
And ejulation, in the panga of deaih 
Some call for aid, neglc6led j fome o'ertur,n'd 
In the fierce (hock> lie gafpiog, and expire, 
Trampled, by (iery courfers : Horror thu^. 
And wild nproaCy and dcfolation, reignM 
Unrefpited. Ahl who at length will end 
This long, pernicious fray ? what man has Fate 
RefervM for thw |^at work ? — Hall, happy prince 
Of Tudor's race, whom in the womb of time 
Cadwallador forjiftw I thou, thou art he> 

• G Great 


Crest Kichmofid Heaiy, dut bjr ctipul ntos 
Moi doie tbe gain of Jasss, tad nmmm 
Dcftrvfritc difcord. Nov ao omtc 4e drvi 
Provokei to anM, or tnnopct'i cbagor i 
Atfiighu fke wivet, cr chxUs tbe virjs's 1 
But joy and pleafore optn to Ac Tiew 
Un:nte7n:piced ' with prsfagzng flull 
Th«rj !o thy cywn aniteii Fergrn' line 
By wife alliance : from thee James f^rfTwia^ 
HeaTcn't choren fatrc-irit:, firil Biitaajuc kiaf. 
To hixn alone hemiirarj right 
Gave power fupreme ^ yet tiill fone (iseds ifaai 
Of difcontent : two citioas ander oce« 
In laws vid intere^ divzrCtf &ili pvrfoed 
Peculiar eads, oa each £de refbiats 
To fly conjoacUoR ; ceitlier fear, ncr hopc» 
Nor the fweet profp^ E; of a mctual gais, 
Co i.a aught iviii, till prjdezt Aiica (aid, 
i.:; there be ucicn ; ttrait with rererenc: dss 
To her commknti, they wiUicgly uaite^ 
(;r.e ir. afttcticr., la-A-j and goTemmest, 
Ir.cliTolub'.y fim; iron D-brls ibatfa. 
To ncrthcm Orcades, hn- lorg dctr-iis. 

Acd no-AT, thus leagued by an etemai boodj 
Wh^t fliall retaxxi the Britons bold de£gns. 
Or who fuftaJB their force, in union knit. 
Sufficient to withftandthe powers combinM 
Of all this glebe ? At this important *&. 
The ?4auritanian and Carhaian kings 
Already tremble, and th' unbaptiaM Turk 


CYDER. Book II. S3 

Dreads war from utmoft Thule. UncontroPd 
7^ B^H^Afh navy through the ocean ^aft 
Shall wave her ctouble crofs, V eztremeft climes 
Terrific, and return with odorous fpoils 
Of Arahy well fraught, or Indus* wealth. 
Pearl, and barbaric gold :' Meanwhile the fwains 
Shall unmolefted reap what plenty ftrows 
From^well-ftorM horn, rich grain, and timely fruits* . 
The elder year, Pomona, pleasM, ihall deck 
Wjth.ruby-tindur'*d bir^, whofe liquid ftort 
Abundant, Heimngjn well-blended ftreams. 
The nativea (hall applaud j while glad they tall^ 
Of Baleful ills, caused by Bellona^s wrath 
In other realms 1 where'er the Britifli (pread 
IViumphant banners, or their fame has reached : 
Diffiifive^ to the utmoft bounds of this . 
Wide univeHe, Silurian cyder borne 
Shall pleafe alLtaftes, and triumph o'er the rine^.. 


C O If T B 

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J. p«iz.ips*s recMs. 

ill. . • - . 



P O E M 

O P 



C «7 3 


T R A G E i) Y. 

, To U^ Right Honourable 



AS fooQ ^s it was made known that your Lordihip 
was not difpltafed with this Play, my friends be- 
gan to value thcmfelves upon the intercft they had taken 
in its fucceft i I W2S touche^d with a vanity I had not 
before been acquainted with, and began to dream of 
nothing kfs than the immortality of ray Work. 

And I had fufficiently (hewn this vanity in infcribing 
this PJay to your Lord/hip, did I only confider you as 
one to whom fo many admirable pieces, to whom the 
praifes of Italy, and the beft Latin poem fmce the 
^neid, that on the peace of Ryfwick, are confecrated. 
But it had been intolerable prefumption to have ad- 
drefled it to you, my Lord, who are the niccft judge of 
poetry, were you not alfo the greateft encourager of it ; 
to you who excel all the prefent age as a poet, did you 
not furpafs all tlie preceding ones as a patron. 

G 4. For 


For in the times when the Mn^ weic moft encoo* 
ngeAt the beft ^irrittrs «rtre eaaattitutoti, feOt YStHt 
advanceid ; thej were admitted to the acqiuiataBoe of 
the greateft men, but that was all they were to txpeSL 
The bounty of fhe {(atrefa is'no #hefe to be rtad of bat 
in the works of the Poets, whereas yo«r Lordflup*t will 
fill thole of the hiftdnans. 

For what tranfaAions can they write of» which luft 
not been managed' by fbme who were recommended by 
yoar Lordfliip ? 'Tis .by your Lordlhip's meant, that 
the nniverfities -hate been real nw&ries ttit theHfatflErf 
that the courts abroad are charmed by the wit and 
learning, as well as the fagacity, of our minifteia^ that 
Germany, Switzerland, Mufcovy, and even Tudcey it** 
l^lf begins to relilh fhe politenefs of the Engliih } Attt 
the poefi at home adorn that court which they formerly- 
uled only to divert ; that abroad they travel, in a man^ 
ner very unlike their predecefTor Homer, and with an 
equipage he could not beftow, even on tbe heroes he de- 
iigncd to immortalize. 

And this, my Lord, (hews your knowledge of mea 
as w^U as writings, and your judgment no lefs than 
your generofity. You have difiinguiihed between thoia 
who by their inclinations or abilities were qualified ioc 
Ac pleafure only, and thofe that were fit for the ferviafr 
of your country ; you n^e the one eafy, and the othet 
nfeful : you have left the one no occafion to wi(h £or 
•any preferment, and you have obliged the public by the 
promotion of the others* 
And hoW| my lord, it may feem odd that I (houki 




dwell on the mpic of your bounty only, vrhen I might 
enlarge on fo many others ; when I ougfiit to take no- 
tice cfthat illuftrious family from which you are fprung 
and yet of the great merit which was neceffary to fct 
you on a level with it, and to raife yoti to that houfe 
of Peers which was already filled with yoUr relations. 
"Wherj I ought to confider the brightnefs of your wit in 
private converfation, and' the folidity of your eloquence 
tn publfc debates ; when I ought to admire in you 
the poUteoefs of a courtier, and tf^e fmcerity of a friend ; 
the opcnncfs of behaviour which charms all who ad- 
drefs ihcmfelves to you, and yet that hidden refcrve 
which IS necefTary for thofe great afl^irs in which you 
are <;Qncerned. 

To pafs over all thefe great qualities, my lord, and 
inijlt only on your gencrofity, looks as if I folicited it 
Ibr niyfelf ; but to that I quitted all manner of claim 
when I took notice of your lordlhtp's great judgment in 
the choice of thofe you advance; fo that all at prefent 
my ambition afpires to is, that your lordfhip would be 
pleafed to pardon this prefumption, and permit me to 
profefs royfelf with the mod profound re§)e£l. 

Your lordfhip^s moft humble, 

and moil obedient fervant, 



t f« 1 


r R O L O G U Et 

By Mr, A D D I S O N, 

Spoken by Mr. W I L K S. 

O N G has a race of heroes £J I'd the ftagc, 
Thsl niTit by note^ and through the gamut ragC| 
mg* and air* cxpreh their martial iirc, 
bat in Irills, and in a feuge expire } 
ie, luird by found, and undiHtirb'd'by wit, » 
II and fercne you indolently fit j 
, from the doll faiigue 6f thinking free, 
: the facetious fiiddles rq>aite£ ? 
home-fpun authors muft forfake the field, 
Shakefpeare to the foft Scarlatti yield, 
> your new tafte the poet of this day 
by a friend advis'd to form his play j 
Valentini, muHcally coy, 

inM Phaedra^s arms, and fcomM the profferM joy | 
d not movM your wonder to have ieen 
:unuch'fly from an enamour'd queen, 
would it pleafe, (hould (he in Englifti fpeak, 
could Hippolitus reply in Greek ? 
he, a ftranger to your modifh way, 
our old niles muft (land or fall to-day ; 
hopes you will your foreign tafte command, 
ear, for once, with what you underftand. 

E P I- 


E p I L o G u e;' 

Spakem hj Mn. OLOFfrLI). 

For ofae ^Am never trovbiol yon bcl«k. 
An Oxford maa, cjmuti y icad m Gfodk^ 
Who finM Eii-^4ifidei nakcs PlUDdn ^aki 
And comes to town, 10 kt as iiiiVin* bov^ 
How wonicA lov'd two AooiaBd jem i^gob 
If that be aJI, fiud l^ cv*b burn toot pbf 9 
l,pA we kflfew all that m well is tfaqf: 
Sbnr us the yoBthful haadfcme charioteer. 
Firm in his feat, aad nwBiag his career; 
Our ibuls would kindle with as genenms 
As e>r infpirM the ancient Grecian dames s 
Every Ifmeaa would rcfign her bieaft. 
And every dear Hippoktus be bleft. 

But, as it if, fix floundag Flanders maics 
Are ev^n as good as any two of theirs % 
And if Hippolittis can bat contrive 
To buy the gilded chariot* John can drive* 

Now of the buftle you have (cen to-day. 
And Ph«dra't morals in this fcholar^s play; 
Something, at laft, in juftice Ihould be faid, 
Ihit this Hippolitui fo fills one's head.-«- 



Well ! Phaedra li?M at chaftely as ihe could. 
For ihe was father Joye^s own flelh and blood;] 
Her aukward lo?e, indeed, was odly fated» 
She Jiort Iwr Bo|ly:wq|e <po iie^r iplailrt^. 
And yet that fcniple had been laid aiide. 
If honeft Thefeus had but fairly dy'd s 
^ But when he came, what needed he to know, 
But that all matters ftppd in^atu quo s 
There was no harm, you fee ; or grant there were, 
>8he mi^t w%i^ condufl, but he w^^it^d care. 
*Twas in a llulband little lefs than rude. 
Upon. bis. wife^srecimieeflt to intrude : 
He /hould have ftnt a night or two before. 
That luK w>uM-come fuch 1^ .l\oiir i 
Then he had tum'd all t;ragedy to jeft,. 
Found every thing contribute to his reft; 
The picquet friend difmifsM, the coaft all clear, 
And fpoufe alone, impatient for her dear. 
But if thefe gay refleftions come too late 
To keep the guilty' Phasdra from her fate ; 
If your more fcrious judgment muft condemn 
The dire effe^s pf -be* unhs^y flame i ' 
Tet^ ye chafte matrons, and ye tender fiurt 
Let love and inn^c(J[ic^ engage yc^ Qaf» \ 
My fpotlefs -flainvs to your prote6lion tajce, 
Aad fpare poor Phaedra for Ifmena^s fake. 




M £ N.. 

Thcfeut King of Crete - - Mr. 
Hippolitut his fon, in lore with 1 .^. ., 

Iimena .... J 

Lycon mintfter of ftate -' - Mr. Keen« 

Craunder captain of the guardi - Mr. Cony. 


Ph«dra, Thefcus's Queen, in lofe I , _ 
. , „. ,. (Mrs.Banri 

with Hippolitut ... J 

Ifmena, a captive Princefs, in love I 

. , ,,. „ f Mn. Olda 

with Hippolitus - - - i 


C *5 I 


Enter CtL AT AUDEK and LYCOii. 


>rr^IS Orangey Cratandtr, that the royal Phaedra 

JL SiMlMftiil continae refolute In grief, 
And obftiaately wretched s 
That one lb gsiy, Co beautiful and youngs . 
Of godlike virtue and imperial power, 
Shoyld fly inviting joys, and court deftru6lion. 


It there not cauie, when lately joinM in marriage. 
To have the king her hu(band callM to war ? 
Then for three tedious moons to mourn hit abfence, . 
Nor know his fate ? 


The king may caufe her farrow, 
But not by abfence. Oft l\e feen him hang 
With greedy eyes, and languifli o'er her beauties. 
She from his wide, deceived, defiring arms 
Flew taftelefs, loathing ; whil/l de jelled Thefeus, 
With mournful loving eyes purfu'd her flight. 
And dropt a filent tear. 


Ha ! this is hatred,. 

This is averiion, horror, deteflation : 


9^ SlCITIi^*^ VOEMt. 

Wby did the ^Mcs ^Hw M^ kne cdM 



nat be ftMld vfarife cwn Ui 

Why did iie wed oU ThefeMf 
The bnvc Hifipoiinu, with 4 

Aflnnm OMKlia-elcM) 
Till our qwm'% aiirriage, was unioMOpro toCreie} 
And tee dM qucca could wiih kia ifttt tttifcaows t 
She loatfasy detefti him, flies bis hated ptcJhictj 
And flirinks and tremblee at hU very name. 


Well ma/ ihe bate the Prince-ihe neede tmait tef } 
He may diifute the crown with Ph»d<«*( ^« 
He*s brave, be?s fiery* youthful, ami betorMf 
His c2|M«0e«hams the men, biti^Mra^ihe wo nK n | 
Hif very ijpoelsawewar, 


1 he's all hero, foomt 4h* inffftorious eafe 
Of lazy Crete, delights to flune in armt, 

1 TV 



Tb wield the fword, and launch the pointed fpear : 
To tame the generous horfey that nobly wild 
Neighs on the hilh> and dares the angry Iron : 
Ho^^ the ftmggling couHers to his chariot. 
To make their ftubbom necks the rein ob^y. 
To t^ittty to ftopt or ftretch along the plain* 
N(^W the queen ^s iick^ there*s danger in his courage.-* 
Be r^dy with your guards. — I fear Hippolitus. 

Fear him I for what f poor Ully virtuous wretch, 
Affc^ng gloryy and contemning power i 
Warm without pride, without ambition -brave } . 
A fej^ieitls liero; fit-to be a tool . 
To thofe wbofe godlike fouls are turned for emfHre.- 
An open honeft fool» that loves, and' hates. 
And yet more fool to own it. . He hates flattereis, . 
He hates me too$ weak boy, to make a foe 
Where he might have a flave. I hate him too, 
But cringe, and flatter, fawn, adore, yet hate^hirm 
Let the queen live or die, the prince muft fall. 

Enter Ism£na. 

What! Aill attending on the> queen, Ifmtna? 

O charming virgin t O exalted viitue ! 

Can dill your goodnefs conquer all your wrongs ? 

Are you not robbM of your Athenian crown ? 

Was not your royal father Pallas (lain. 

And all his wretched race, by conquering Thefeus ? 

And doi you iUll watch o*er his confort Pbaedxa, 

^d ilill repay fuch cruelty with love ? 



Fierce thipi^ar yid<>a«lwt^«<«W" 

• .;..S 07^ ■ 


Noir tliriee dtt^flifiif to kN dNtt^4*t 
Sinee iK flcnetrM her tra^ wMi Aw Mil 
Thrice hM-ttg>«ight hwught^air 10 Mm4 
Since wnldbcd Ph«dift cloeM her ftitannf 
She flies sU reft, «ll neorierr Ibod, 
RciblvM to die, ner cyMe ID lifv. 


•-6.: ■_ 


. T.-;.. .'- 

But now her grief hw wrooght liar into CnMff '\ 

Are incoherepc, «rild { her eraede jiefninlid < . . i. 
SometinMs ftte mat lor nutficfcy light ttdnui^ 
Nor air, nor light, jpor mufick, ctha hfit fmnt § 
Then with eaitatic ftrrngth flie fpiiagt aloift. 
And moref and bounds with yigonr not her omu 


Then life is on the wing, then moft (he (inks 
When mod (he feems revivM. Like boiling 1 
That foams and hifles o'eritbe crackling araad* ' 
And bubbles to the brim | .er -a then moft'iRwiif^ 
When fDQ(k it fwellt. 

My lord, now liy ycMur art| 
Her wild diforder may di^cloie theiheiet 
Her cooler ienib oonoeal'd) the Pjrthiio goddWk 



1% dumb and fullen^ tiH with fary fiird 

She fpreads, Hie rEfes^ growing to the Hght, 

Sbc fUrtif (he foams J {he ravn j the awful lecreti ^ 

Burft from her Cfemblirtg ItpSj and &aft lihe tortuf tf 

But Phaedm comes, ye god$ ! how pale, how vraak ! 

Enter Fhmdka and Attendants. 

Stay, virgins, ft ay, I ^11 ttll my weary ftept j 

My ftrength forfakes me^ and my dizled cyc» 
Ake with the ftaflaing light, my loofcn'tl knees 
Sink under itheir duU weight j fupport m*, Lycoo* 
Alas I I faint. 

Atford iKf eafe, :kmd Heavten ! 


Why blaz« tfaefe jewels round my wretched head t 
Why all this labomrM elegance of drcfs ! 
Why flow thefe wanton curU in artful rings ! 
Take» ihatch them hence ! alas ! you all confpire 
To heap new forrows on my torturM foul s 
AII9 all confpire (o make your queen unhappy I 


This you requirM, and to the pleafing talk 
Caird your officious maids, and urg'd their art 5 
You bid them lead you from yon hideous darkness 
To the glad cheaiing day, yet now avoid it. 
And hate the light you fought, 

H % PflJEDRA. 

Oh 1 iwF 1 loiif to by «r wiMiy ,**M. ,-\ ^jir^ ,1^ 

OAtnder, ftvminr beds, aad ^nisiRBgrgn^ ; n rrioft' 
To llretch my limbt beiicaiki die fpreadiag j^|fi|et ^. 
Of'tenaaOikOalUi^ taiMe.iyiy ti^ ; > r ; ,^i jgf 
With tfte cool ]ie6br of reftdhilig Ypringt*. 

I *11 (both her fireoxy ; come, Phsedn^ kt*t nnf§. 
Let *s to;tlifE wQodSy and Itwns, tiulJimpid AfisigiilO 

P&ADftA. -.' v.* 

Comr) )et.*siaway9 and thoo; moft hvight DiaiHg^ ^ 
Goddefs^ of woods, iamiorta]> chafle.DiMUbi- i ; :• . i 
Goddefs prefiding o*er the rapid race, ;. . . ,'j^ 

Place me, O place me intbe 
Where yoathfiil«l»rk)teert contend for glorji! 
See how they mount and. fltake the flowing reins ! 
Seo from the goal the fiery courfers bound. 
Now they ftrain panting up the fteepy hill. 
Now fweep •along its top, now neigh along the vale I' - 
How die car rattles ! how its kindling, wheels 
Smoke in the whirl ! The circlingfand afcendsy^ 
And in the noble duft the chariot's loft 1 ..... .v 


What, madam 1 

Ah, my. Lycon 1 ah, whatfaid hi 
Where was I hunry*d l^ my roving £sncy ! 
My languid eyes are wet with fudden tearsyu 
AAd <m my face unbidden blHihcs glow*. 




Blttfli then^bntMnlh fcfr your deftruflive ftlence. 
That lean ycuriMy and weight yoo down to death} 
Oh I flMfiiid you die (yt powere forbid her death !) 
Wlio then would (hield from wrongs your helplefs 

orphan I ^ 

O ! he might wander, PhaBdra'« fon might wander^ 
A naked fuppliant through the world jfor aid I 
Then hef may cry, invoke his mother *s name t 
He m^^4oomM to chains, to fhame, to death|. 
"While proud Hippolitus (hall mount his throne. 



Ha ) Phaedra, are you toucVd at this I 


* Unhappy wretch ! what name was that you fpoke ? 


And does his name provoke your Juft refentments \ 
Then let it raife your fear, as well as rage : 
Think how you wrongM him, to his father wrong' d 

him ! 
Think how you drove him hence, a wandering exile 
To diftant climes ! then think what certain vengeance 
His rage may wreak on your unhappy orphan ! 
For his fake then renew your drooping fplrits, 
Feed, with new oil, the wafting lamp of life, 
That winks and trembles, now, juft now expiring : 
Make haftc, prefervc your life 1 

H 3 piiADRA. 



Alas! toojMgi^ 
TooioDg htve I pnforM that guilftsr UIIb. 


Gnilty ! what guilt, has bloodf has horrid muidO^ 
Imbrued your hands ! 


Alas ! my hands are goiltlefs : 
But, oh 1 my heart *s defilM ! 
I *ve iaid too much, forbear the reft^ my Lycon^ 
And let me die to fave the black collfcffion. 


Die, then, but not alone 1 old faithful Lycon 
Shall be a vi£lim to your cruel fdence. 
Will you not tell ? Oh lovely, wretched queen ! 
By all the cares of your firft infant years. 
By all the Iotc, and faith, and zeal, I >e fhew'd you. 
Tell me your griefs, unfold your hidden forrows. 
And teach your Lycon how to bring you comfort* 


What (hall I fay, malicious, crael powers I 
O where (hall I begin ! O cruel Venus ! 
How fatal Love has been to all our race ! 


Forget it, madam ; let it die in (ilence. 


O Ariadne 1 O unhappy fifter t 


Ceafe to record your fifter's grief and (hame* 


Aii4 fintiB tllti eitid'Ood of Lo^ requires It, 
I hn Uie'l^ti tndt iboft ttttdontafM, 

^i^' ^-'' • . ivtcpfifi 

Do you then love ? 

Alksf I gfoftnf beneath 
The paiii) the guilt, thte" ftntac, of impious Iove« 


Forbid tt| H^veA'f 


Do Hot upbf aid me, Ljcah ! 
Il0!t«<W.A^«1 rfliudckerattlieiisme, 
My bliDod niii» baekwardi imd my fMkerihg^ totrgue 
9^1li» at the found !— -I love !— O righteous Heaven I 
Why was I born with fuch ar finfe of virtue. 
So great abhon^ire of tftte fmalleft crime, 
And yet a (lave to fucfa impetuous guilt ! 
Rain on me, god», your plagues, your fharpeft tortures, 
Affli^ my foul with any thing but guilt, 
And yet that guilt is mine ! — I *11 thinlc no more« 
I *U to the woods among the happier brutes : 
Come, lel^s avp^^y ! hark the /hrill horn refounds. 
The jolly huntfmens cries rend the wide Heavens I 
Come, o*ertHehtlk purfue the bounding Stag, 
Come, chace the Lion and the foaming Boar, 
Come, rouze up all the monfters of the vTood, 
For there, ev'n there, Hippolitus will guard me \ 


Hippolitus ! 



Who .]«tl»t.»ietliippdib^l^ ^ 
Ak! IVnbciny*d,aMlanaygBikdifeQfnMl^^^.{ ^ 
Ohlgiveiiiepoifiii^fw«i4s,I*ttaotlm;iaoCtciri^; . 
I^Uiopmybicitk! ,<; 4 

Hippolkot is lofta or loft Io4BC t , _x 

Yet iranld her ditiiBt jRvail iqnn lut'fiiiil* 
.ShoQldhebefiiMb,I^RNildwitiniihiaiill, ^£ : 
With my laft putiBg breath I *d bkft my kidf 
Theo in lone lovely 4eleit place a 
Whence my nnhapfy .death flMwU 1 
LcftitiKrald«oiaiidhi».peafie9 or 4 


Thmk ftill die feciet in yonv royal Ucal^ 
For by the awful majefty of Joie* 
^y the All-ieeing Son, by righteons MinoCy 
By all yoor kindred gods, we (wear, OBhadsat 
Safe as our lites, we *11 keep the fatal lecret» 

ISMfiNAy &C. 

We fwear, all fwear. to keep it efcr fccreC* 


Keep it ! from whom ? why it *s abady- Jemnm^ 
The tale, the whifper of die babling ndgar t 
■ Oh I can yon keep it from yonrfelves» nnknow it t , 
Or do you think I *m fo £tf gone in guil^ 
That I can ice,' can bear die looks, die eyeS) 



^ Of one who knows my black deccfted crimes^ 
* Of one who knows that Fh^dra lor^s her fon f 


Unhappy queen \ aiigud^ unhappy race I 
t}h[ why did Thefeus touch this fatal ihare | 
Why did he fav^ us from Nicander'i arm^i^ 
To bring worfe ruin on us by hi» love ? 


Hii love indeed ! for that unhappy hotic, 
la which the priefts join'd Thefeus^ hand to mine, 
ShiewM the young Scythian tq my dazzled eyes. 
Gdds ! how I (hook 1 what boiling heat inflamed 
My panting breaft \ how from the touch of Thefeus 
My flack hand dropt, and all the idle pomp, 
Piaeftty altars, yiflims, fwam t)efore my fight I 
'Ihe pod of Love^ ev'n the whole God, polfell me ( 


At once« at firSt pofTeft you ! 

Yes, at fipft ! 
That fatal evening we. purfucd- the chacc. 
When froni behind the wood, with milling found, 
A monftrous boar rufh'd forth j hU baleful eyes 
Shot glaring fire, and his ftiff-pointed briftles 
Rofe high upon his back ; at me he made. 
Whetting his tufks, and churning hideous foam } 
Then, then Hippolitus flew in to aid me -, 
Colleftipg all himfelf, and rifing to the blow, 
He launchM the whiltiing fpear j the well-aJm'd 

i«( SMITH'S P6KM$. 

Prcrc*d his tough bide^ aijif cjUivtrM in Ms heart j 
The monftef fellj antf gnaflibg with huge turtts 
Pigw'd up the ciimfon earth. But then Hippolituii 
Gods ! how hi mov'd and looked when he approach' 

When hot and panting frgm the faTage conqueft. 
Dreadful as Mars, and as his Venus lovely, 
Hh kindling cheeks with puq>Ie beauties gJow^di 
His lovely, fparkling eyes (hot martial ^res ; 
Oh godlike form ! oh esetafy and tiaufport I 
My breath grew fhort, my beating heart fpruag u] 

Ami leapM and bounded in my heaving bofom. 
Alas t I ^in pleas 'dj the horrid ftory charms me*^ 
No morei — That night with fear and love I ficken'd 
Oft I recti v'd his fatal charming vifits ^ 
Then would he talk with fuch an heavenly grace. 
Look with fuch dear compaffion on my pains^ 
That I could wi0i to be fo fick for evcri 
My cars, my greedy eyes, my thirfty foul, 
Drank gorging in ihe dear delicious poifon> 
Till I was loft, (julte lofl in Impious lov* ? 
And /hall I drag an execrable life : 
And ihali Z hoard up guilt j and treafu rt vengeaace 

No I labour, fh-ivSj fubdue that guilt and live*. 

Did I not labour, ftrive, alUfecing Powers I 
Did I not weep and pray, implore your aid I 
Burnt clovids of mcenle on your loaded altari f 


Oh ! I caird Heaven and earth to my MMncXf, 
All the antbitbn^ thst^ of fame and em pi re j 
And all the honefl prtde of confciotis virtue v 
1 ftniggled, rav'd i the uew-bom paifion reign^di 
Almighty in his birth * 

Did yoa e'er try 
To gain his lovef 

Avert futh crime^j ye powers ! 
No, to avoid hia love, I fought his hatred j 
I wrongM him, ihunn'd him, bantftiM him from Crete^ 
I fen t him, drove him, from my longing fight : 
In vain I drove him, for his tyrant form 
KeignM in my heart, and dwelt before my eyes. 
If to the gods I pray'd, the very vows 
f made to Heaven, were by my erring tongue. 
Spoke to Hippoiitus. If I tryM to fleep. 
Straight to my drowfy eyes my reftlefs fancy 
Brought back hh fatal form, ani curft my (lumber. 


Flrft let me try to melt him into love. 


No ; did his haplefs paflion equal minef 
I would refiife the blifs I mod defirM, 
Confult my fame, and facrifice my life. 
Yes, I would die. Heaven knows, this very moment. 
Rather than wrong my lord, my hu(band Thefeus. 


Perhaps that lord, that hufband, is no more j 






A hafty farmrdl, a laft dying kifs ! 

Yet, ftay, his light will melt my jaft refolTet ; 

But oh ! I beg with my laft Tallying bfcath $ 

Cberiih my babe. > 

Enter Missexgek. 


Madam» I griere to tell joa 
"What you muft know — ^Yoor royal lra(baDd*t da 


Dead! ohye|rt>wen! 

O fortunate event 1 
Then earth-born Lycon may afcend the thioney 
Leave to his happy Ton the crown of Jove» 
And be adorM like him, [AJUU,"} Moum, moQ] 

Sinr^ \\m xm. Ai^A. yaA\t\C» 

\t\lm voIaim* 


T^a»9^mD HiBPQLITU Si uf, 


He dy'd JW'Thefcu* ought, . 
In batl^.dy'di PhiloUS) now a pnibnery . 
That, rufhing on, fought next his ro3ral perfon. 
That faiwlue thundering arm beat fquadront down>^ .' 
Saw the gnat rival of Alcides fall t > 

Thefe eyes beheld his, well-known ftetd, beheld^ 
A proud barbarian glittering in hiaannt» 
Encumber'd withr-the-fpoilif 

■ ntiBiyRA*- . 
Is my mu€li*in)^r*d lord,* my Thefeusy de^d*!^ 
And don^t I (hed one tear upon his urn ! ^ 
What, not a figh^ a groan, a foft complaint! ' 
Ah 1 thefe are tributes due from pious brides, 
Erom a-chafte matron, and a virtuous wifet 
But ravage Love, the- tyrant of my hearty 
Claims all my forrows, and ufurps my grief. 


Difmifs that grief,' and give a looTe to joy t < 
He *8 dead, the bar of all your blifs is dead } 
Live then, my Queeny forget the wvmkled Theieus>.. 
And uke the youthful hero to your aimsr 


i dare not now admit of /uch a thought^ 
AYid blefs'd be Heaven, that ftcelM my ftubbornheart^i 
That made me fliun the bridal bed of Thefeus* 
And give him empire, but refufe him love. 


Then may his happier ibn ba blefs*d with both ; 


tH SMITH'S P O E M «. 

Ilieii loiue ycnir fdul, and omfter all yovr charmst 
Sooth liiB aoliitioiH mtiid "viitii thirtt of empire. 

But fhouli tbe youth i^efuie iQy proffered loire t 

(hould he thmw me from his toaihmg anm f 

1 fear the tiiftJ » for I know Hippoiifus 
Fkrce in the right, wid ^hitinately good s 
Vfhxn round befet, his virtue, like a floods 
Breaks with refiftleis force th' oppo^ng damt, 
And b«ars the mounds along 3 they 're burry'd on| 
And fwell the torrent Ehcy were raised to ftop. 
I dare not yet reColve, I '11 try to live. 
And to the awful godi I '11 Je&ve the rtli* 

Madam» your Agnet, that your flave may onjer 

What 'fi moft <;onvenJ*:(it for your royal i'ervicc. 

Take itt and with it take the fate of Phsedra ; 
Atid thou, O Venus, aid a fttppliant Queea* 
That owns thy triunr^phs, and adores thy powers 
O fpare thy captives, and fuhdue tby foi?s* 
On this cold Scythian let thy power be known, 
Atid in a lover's caufe alTert thy own 5 
Then CretCj sf Paphos, ihall adoitJ thy Hirine i 1 

Thii ourfe of Jove with grateful fires (hall ihine, } 
And with thy father's flames Chail worfliip thine^ i 

If file propofea love, why then as Jurely 
Til haughty fgul rcfufcs it with fcorn.^— 

1 Say 



Say I confine him I If flie dies he** fafe ; 

And if (he livc&t I UJ work b«ir raging mlnd^ 

A woman fconi*d, wjtb eife I 'U work to vengeance s 

With humbUi fawn big, wife, obftquiou* arts* 

I Ul rule the whirl and tranfpon of her foul ; 

Thcnj what her reafon hates, her rage may ^^ 

When barki glide flowly through the lazy mainj 
The baffled pilots turn the helms in vain ; 
When driven by winds, they cut the foamy way. 
The rudderPig^fwnfAiHi lHyfi ftup^ obfiy. i^mt. 


A. c: ^ IL 

iE«f^riCES »ENGEt . 


MAdamy the Prince HippoHtus attcpds. 

Admit him j Where, where Ph^dra 's now thy foul ? 

What Shall I fpeak ? And fliall ray guilty tongue 

Let this infulting viftor know his power ? 
Or (hall I ftill confine within my bread 
My reftlcfs paflions and devouring flames ? 
But fee he comes, the lovely tyrant comes,—— ^ 
'He rufhcs on me like a blaze of light, 
I cannot bear the tranfport of his prcfcnce, 
But fink opprefs'd with woe. [Swoons, 



What bawl 



Hah! MakcirksovftyAttlmjIf 


But promiic firi« mj lflid» to ke^il ftorct. 

Ptomifirl ir#eir,«tf AMgoodfMidlANiv. 

This fword, which fi^ gained yonthfU Thcftat hoi 
Which oft hat pmiiihM perjury and faUchoods 
By thundering Jove, by Grecian Hercoka^ 
By the majeftie form of godlike heroes. 
That ihijie around» and conlecrate the Aeel 2 . 
Ko racksy uo ftamt, fliall e? er f<wxt it hook mt* , 

Hippolitus 1 


Yes, *tis that wretch who begs you to (fiiiniit . 
This hated ob}eA from your eyes for erer. 
Begs leave to march againft the foes of ThdeuSy . 
And tQ revenge or (bare his father's fats. 



Oh, Hippolittisl 
I own I Vc wrong*d you, moft unjuftly wrong'tl you. 
Drove you from court, from Crete, and from your fa- 
ther I 
The €ourtf all Crete, dcplorM tbcir fufFcrlng hero. 
And 1 (the fad occaGou) moll of all, 
V^t could you know relenting Phicdra's foul. 
Oh could you think with what relu£lant gncf 
1 wrongM the hero, whom I wifli'd to cheri/hl 
Oh I you *d confefs me wretched, not unkind. 
And own thofe ills did moft dcfcrve your pity, 
Whith mo ft pr<>cur'd your hate. 


My hate to Phaedra? 
Ka I ^;ould I hate the royal fpoufc of Thcieui, 
>Jy queen, my mother ? 

Why your qu«n and tuoiher f 
More humble titles fult my loft condition, 
Alas I the iron hand of death is on mc, 
And I have only time t' implore your pardon. 
Ah ! would my lord forget injurious Phaedfa, 
And, with compaiTion view her helplefs orphan ! 
Would he i-cccrve him to his dear proteftion, 
D.efcnd his youth from all encroaching foes ! ' 


Oh, I 11 de'fend him ! with my life defend him ! 
Heavens dart your judgments on this faithlefs head, 
If I don't pay him all a Have's obedience^ 

I And 


fU 0MtTlI*i FOCltt. 

Afidtllafstlnrtkpre. ; - 

Ok 4m^0d^\ fewdil A %iM fciirthl fcifrtt -^^ 
AiidTlMtet*4ii&fiii]igMvMafftiis ^ ^ .; 

lftghi«,fpaiktefciau M ytort!Ii» 
And all my lolly H kiovra. 


OhI glwwiw ftUff J 
Sec TlKlciit^ ktphom vtanAjoKTkaitmhfit^fmu' 

LorcluM,ifl4Md! dote, l«^;Mii, & ftr Mi^ 

(BolMttkitlioary vcacnbleTfcBSHM) V | 

Ihit Theietsf, at be wat , when mantliDg blood, 
ClowM in hU lovely chceka | when bis bfi|^t cytt 
Sparkled with yoothfnJ fim } when eroy grace 
fiiione in the father, which now crowns Ihe Ibn j 
V^ben Tbdeus was Nippoljtus. 
Ha! Amazaneat irikct flidt 
Where win this end } 


Is 't dilEctflt to gas&f 
Does not her 'flying falenefs that but now 
Id and languid in hei* fading cheek» 
« now fucceeds a momentary Inftre^) 

PH42>RA AND HtpPOUTU«. it$ 

X)o^ npt Ikt Uilmg k«ait» te* tramUhif Iknbtt 
Her wiihing look»» her ^ouk^ her prelcftt £lence» 
All, aUpocJftwinperttl Plwdni loves yon* 

WhU 4b I hear ^ Wkat, 4ees ao lighMkig UtiSh, 
N9 thunder hfUow, vhtn Aich AMiiftrous criintf > 
Are own'iy mtam^d, confeft f AU-ieeing fun I 
Hide, hide in ihancM mght, thy heamy head. 
And ceafe t» view the horrors of thy race, 
Alas! Ilbare th* atnazmg guilt } theTeeyes, 
That firt infpir'd the black iaceftuoui flame, 
Thefir ears, that heard the tale of imfMous lore,- 
Are all accurs'd, and all deferve your thunder, 


Alas 1 my lord, believe me no^ fo vilf • 
Ko : by thy goddefs, by the chafte Diana, 
None but my firft, my much lov'd lord Arfamnes, 
Was e*er received in thefe unhappy arms. 
No ! for the love of thee, of thofe dear charms. 
Which now I fee are doomM to be my ruin, 
I dill deny'd my lord, my hufband Thefeus, 
The chafte, the modeft joys of fpotlefs marriage ; 
That drove him hence to war, to ftormy Teas, 
To rocks and waves lefs crudl than his Phsedra* 


If that drove Thefeus hence, then thatkiUMTbef^us, 
And cruel Phsdra killVl her huA)and Thefeus. 


Forbear, rafti youth, nor dare to rouze my vengcauce 5 
You need not urge, nor umpt my fwelling rfige 

1 4 With 


With black rqiroaches, fcorn, and provocation^ 
To do a deed my reafon would abhor. 
Long has the fecret ftruggled in my breaft. 
Long has it rackM and rent my torturM bofom } 
But now 'tis out. Shame, rage, confuiion, tear 
And drive me on to a£k unheard-of crimes. 
To murder thee, myfelf, and all that know it» 
As when convulHons cleave the labouring earth. 
Before the difmal yawn appears, the ground 
Trembles and heaves, the nodding houfes craih ; 
He ^s fafe, who from the dixadful warning flics. 
But he that fees its opening bofom, dies. {^Exit* 


Then let me take the warning and retire 5 
I 'd rather truft the rough Ionian waves, 
Than woman's fiercer rage. 

[I s M E N A fienvs herfi'fy Uftening. 


Alas ! my Lord, 
You mud not leave th^ queen to her defpair. 


Muft not ? From thee ? From that vile upftart Lycon* 


Yes : From that Lycon who derives his greatnefs 
From Phardra's race, and now would guard her life. 
Then, Sir, forbear, and view this royal (ignet. 
And in her faithful (lave obey the queen. 

lEnter Guards. 
Guards, watch the prince, but at that awful difhmce. 
With that refpedt^ it may not feem confinement. 



£11 1 only meant for honottr, 


Sof conlinemcnt is 
The honour Crete beftoWs on The feus' ion* ' 

J^rn I confined ? And is 't i'o Toon forgot, 
"When fierce Procruftes' arms o'er-rati yotir kingdom ? 
"When your ftreets echoed with the cries of orphans, 
Your (hnckiog maids clung' round the hallow'd £hnneS| 
When all your pabces and lofty to^vera ''^ 

Smok'd on the esuth, when the red (ky around 
GiowM with your clty^'s flames (a dreadful luftre) = 
Then J then my father flew to your afli (lance ; 
Then Thefeus favM your livesj eftates, and honours. 
And do you thus reward the hero's 10 rl ? 
And do you now confine the heroes fon f 


Take not an cafy fliort confinement ill. 
Which your own fafety and the queen's requires 5 
But fear not aught from one that joys to ierv*you, 


O9 1 difdain thee, traitor, but not fear thee. 
Nor will 'I hear of ferviccs from Lycon. 
Thy very looks are lies, eternal falfehood 
Smiles in thy lips and flatters in thy eyes 5 
Ev'n in thy humble face I read my ruin, - 
In every criaging bow and fawning fmile : 
Why elfe d' you Whifpcr out your dark fufpicions ? 
Why with malignant elogies encreafe 
The people's fears, and praife me to my ruin ? 

I 3 Why 


Why through the troubled %eel^ #£ hi§ji»luA (^mfJtH 
Do bucklert, belin»» and fdiib^i armour blue f * 
Why Amndt the dreadful din of inftant war ! 
Whflftftillihefoe^tunfawwn. .ffgfl 

Theft fuit thjr ait|» . . ,^^^ 
IHit olTthe ftatefinan and reJTume the )ud(B« f i^tM 
Thou ^reteue» fliift thy v^rioui fipnnt no.moc^^ 'J^^j 
But boldly own the God. [y^S^ilr*— *,,^ 

That foe '9 too near, ' [f* i||j^ 

The queen's difeafcy and your afpinng mind,^ , ^ • ,. ; • 
Bifturb all Crete, and give a loofe to war* 

■IPPOLITUS*. .. ^ .. -• 

Gods 1 Dares he fpeak thus to a nMmavch> fif^jti^ 
And muft this earth-born flare command in Cip^^I^ ^^^ 
Was it for ^s my god-like fat|ier fought i 
Did Thefcus bleed for Lycon ? O ye Cretansn 
See there your king, the fucceflbr of Minos^ 
And heir of Jove. 


You may as well provoke 
That Jove you worfliip-j as this (lave you fcom« 
Go feize Alcmaeon, Ntciasi and all 
The black abettors of his impious treafon. 
Now o'er thy head th' avengii^ 'thunder roOs a 
For know, on me dq>ends diy inftant doom. . 
Then learn (proud prince) to bend thy haug^ finily-^ 
And if thou think*ft of life» obey the queen. 


Then free from fear or guilt I Ml wait my doom t 



Wtiat c*cr 's my fault, 00 itain flial) blot tny glory* 
I Ul guard my honour, you dJfpoie my life j 

lE^eitfH Lye. ^ Crat* 
Since Ke darcB brave my rige, the daiiger'^ near. 
The timorous bounds that hunt the generous lion 
B*iy t^fir ofTr and tremble in purfuit j 
But when be ftrugglcs in ih' cntajiglmg tojJs, 
Infult the dying prey. 'Tis kindly done, Ifmenay 

[Ifin. enters. 
With all your cb:irm* to vifit my diftrefa } 
Soften my chain*, and make cantinement eafy. 
Is Jt tiien given me to behold thy beauties j 
Thofe blu&ing fwettUj thofc lovely loving cyesl • 
To preft, to ft rain tliec to my beating heart. 
And gfow thus to my love ! What 's liberty to this ? 
What '« fame or greatnefs ? Take them, take fhern^. 

Freedom and fame, and in the dear confinement 
Enclofe me thus for ever. 


O HIppolitus i 
O I could ever dwell in thie coaftnement ! 
Nor wiih fpr a^ght while I behold my lord ; , 
But yet that wif^.that only wiih is vain. 
When my hard fate thus forces me to beg you, 
Drive from y«nir God-like foul a wretched maid ; . 
Take to your anas (affift me heaven to fpeak it) 
Take to your arms imperial Phaedraj 
And think of bu no more. 


!ks6 SMITH'S POEMS*' ^ 


Not think of thee? 
What I part, for eVer part } Unkind Ifineiw i ' ' ' 
Oh I can yon think that death it half fo dreadfttl||' 
As it woumyrto live, aad live innthout tliee K 
Say, fhould I quit thee, fltonld I torn to VhmMi] 
Say, couId*ft thou bear it f Could thy tender fbbl^ "^^ 
Endure the torment of defpairing love. 
And fte me fettled in a rival's irmwf ' ' 


Think not of me : perhaps my equal mintt ' 

May learn to bear the fate the gods allot me^ 
Yet would you -^hear-Tne i could your lovM1 
With all her charms o'er-rule your fallen \ 
You yet might live, nor leave the poot IfincMU- > - •; <" 
HirroEiTVs. ."--- 

Speaky-if I .can,-)I 'm- ready to obey. - . . ■ . . V 


Give the queen hopes. 


No more.— -My foul difdaint ft. 
No, (hould I try, my haughty foul would fwell } 
Sharpen each word, and threaten in my eyet'. ' 

O ! (houldl ftoop to cringe, to lye, fonwear? 
Deferve the ruin which I ftrive to fliun i 
O, I can't bear this cold contempt of deadi I 
This rigid virtue^ that prefers your glory 
To liberty or life. -. O xi^ttl nan I 
By tbefe fad fighs, by thefc poor JUreomiflig cyo^ 


By that dear love that makes us now unhappy. 
By the near da»:^ger of that precious life. 
Heaven knows I value much above my own. 
What f Not yet movM ? Are you refo Iv'd on death? ; 
Then, cix tis night, I fwear by all the poweri, 
Xhis fteel ihall end my fears and life ^together. 


You flian't be truftt'd with a life fo precious* 
Ko, to the court I *11 pulslifh your deffgn, 
Ev*n bloody Lycon will prevent yonr falej 
Lycon flsall wrench the dagger from your bofom. 
And raving Phaidra will prefcrve Ifmena. 

Pb^ilia ! Come on, I '11 lea J you on to Phaedra] 
I 'H'tcll her all the fecrets of our love. 
Give to her rasre her clofe deftru£iive HvaJ : 
Her rival fure will fall, her love may fave you, 
Cortic fee me labour in the pangs of death. 
My agonizing linihsj my dying eyes, 
Dyrng, yet fixt in death bn my Hippo)itus« 


What '» your defigu ? Ye powers ! what means my 


She means to lead you in the road of fate $ 
She means "tcdie with one flie can't preferve. 
Yet when you fee me pale upon the earth, 
This once lov'd form grown horrible in death. 
Sure your relenting foul would wifh youM fav'd me. 



Give up m^ fiuM «i4 all urf dtrlmglknibiiir P ^'' 
I *il moy 1 il Hf} wfaityott *1I commantf I it flf; 

9ay» wlat>ocea(ioii, chattce, or HdiTtn inQ^&tti 

IBM8NA. , ^^V. 

Oh t if ^€ piout fraud offend your JiilBcc^ . 

Aim all your vengeance on lfinena*s luad | , ' 

PuBiflLlfmma, but forgTreHippolitnt. 

He*iB gone, and now mj bnve reiblna «t i 

Now I repent* like iomede^iainnip vA«tch '• 

That boldfy plnngetf ih die ftii^tihl deep» 

Then pants, and ftruggles with the whirling Graves 2 . * 

And catches every flender reed to fave him. 


But (hould he do what your commands enjoixlM him^, 
^ay, ihould he wed her ? 


Should he wed the queen ! 
Oh ! I *d remember that *twat my lequeft, . 
And die well pleased I made the hero happy* . 


Die ! does tfinena then refolve to die r 


Can I then live > Can I, who lov^d b weD 



To piU't with dl my bllis to fsifC my lover ? 

Oh I can I drag a wretched life without hlnij -<^ 

And fee another revel in bis arms ? 

Oh 1 ^tis m death alone I can have camfart ! 


What a revfrfe n this f Perfidiotii boy, 
Ts this thy tn»lh ? U this thy boafted honour ? 
Then all are rogues alike ; I never thought 
But one man hone ft, and that one dectives me» lA^Je^ 
Ifitiena here ! -^ 

'Tifi all ftgrecd, aod now the prince i$ fafe 
From the fure vengeance of dcfpairing Iovc» 
Now PhEdn^s rage is changed to ib ft endearmentl. 
She doats, ihe dies j and fev^, but tedious days, 
"With endlefs joys will cmwn the happy pair. 


Does he then wed the queen ? 


At lead I think fo^ 
I, when the prince approach^, not far rcthr'd 
Pale with my donbts : be fpok« ; th* attentive qiteet^ 
Dwelt on his accents, and her gfoomy eyes 
Sparkled widi gentler fires : he blaihing bowM^ 
She trembling, loft in love, with foft confufion 
ReceivM his paffion, and returned her own : 
Then fmilhig turnM to me, and bid me order 
The pompous rites of her enfuing noptials. 
Which I muft now purfue. Farewel, lAncna* ISxitt 




ThenI *Uiviire» and iKrt^difturbtlieir jojt. :• ^4lQh 

CHO. - ^ti fjflul^ 

Stay and kam more. :':* ;d|rf, 


Ah ! wherefore (hould I ftay f 
What ! Shall I ftay to rave, t' upbraid, to hold himf 
To fnatch the ftmggling charmer from her armttr ■^- 
For could you think that open geoerout yontli .*. -.^ J» 
Could with feignM love deceiire a jealou* woman ipi^ .,r^ 
Could he fo foon grow artful in diflembling? ■ . ■ ^ j.^ 
Ah 1' without doubt hit thoughts ihfpir*d bis toogw^ .% 
And all his foul received a real love. '..,«; 

Perhaps new grsu^cs darted from her eyes, ^ if<,-^' 
Perhaps foft'pity charmM his yielding fouI» 
Perhaps her love, perhaps her kingdom charmed him | 
Perhaps— Alas ! how many things might chaiin him I. 


Wait the fuccefs i it is not yet decided, 


Not yet decided ! Did not Lycon tell us 
How he proteftedy figh^d, and iook*d, and vow*d s 
How the foft paflion languiihM in his eyes ? 
Yes» yes, he loves, he doats on Phaedra* s charms. * 
Now, now he clafps her to his panting breaft. 
Now he devours her with his eager eyes. 
Now grafps her hands, and now he looks^ and vows 
The dear falie things that charm'd the pooir Ifmena* 
He comes s be ftill, my heart, the tyrant comes^ 
Charming, though falfe^ and lovely in his guilty • 



Jjif^r Hippo LIT ua, 


Why hangs that cloudy forrow on your brow ? 
Why do you iigK ? Why flow your fwtliing eyes^ 
Thofe eye* that usM with joy to view HippoJitus ? 


My lord J my foul h charm'd with your fuccdli-i- 
You know^ my lord, my h^r% are but f^r you, 
For your dt^ar life ; and ^nce my dt^ath alone 
Can make you fafc, that {bon flull make you happy. 
Yet had you brought lefa love to Pbaedra^s aim*i 
My foul had parted with a kfs regret, 
Bieft if furviving: In your dear remembran«, 


Your death ! My love I My marriage 1 And to 
Phaedra 1 
Hear me, Ifmcna* 


No, I dare not hear you. 
But though you 've been thus cruelly unkind, 
Though you have left me for the royal Phaedra, 
Yet ftill my foul o'er-runs with fondnefs tVards you ^ 
Yet ftill I die with joy to fave Hippolitus. 


Die to fave me I Could I outlive Ifmena I 


Yc8, you M outlive her in your Phacdia's arms. 
And may you there find every blooming pieafure j 
Ohj may the gods (hower blelTings on thy head ! 


Stay, hear me fjpeak, or by th* infernal powers 
I '11 not furvive the minute you depart. 


What would you iay ? Ah ! don't deceive my we 


Deceive thee ! Why, Jfmena, do you wrong me > 
Why doubt my faith ? O lovely, cruel maid I 
Why wound my tender Ibul with harlh fufpicion ! 
Oh ! by thofe charming eyes, by thy dear love, 
I neither thought nor fpoke, dcfignM nor promised 
To love, or wed the queen. 


Speak on, my lord. 
My honeft foul inclines me to believe thee j 
And much I fear, and much I hope \\e wrong'd tl 


Then thus. I came and fpake, but fcarce of loi 


Art thou then tme } Thou art. OK pindoa met 
* Pardon the errors of a filly muid, 
Wild with her feare, and mail with jealoufy} 
For ftiJI that fear, that jtabnfy, wit ivre. 
Kidbe then, niy lord, ^nd fitve yoorfetf i>]rfii|^) 
And when you Ve atfent, when your god-like form 
Shall ceafe to chear forlorn Ij'mtna's eyts. 
Then let each day, «ach feour, ttck mnvttt^ bri^ 
Some kind remembrance of yonr conftant love; 
Speak of yQur he^hh, your fortuiie, and fonr friends 
(For Aire thole tViei^d^ Jhsll h^vt my tendiveft wiflieft}} 
Speak much of all j but of thy dear, 4eiir love. 
Speak much, fpeak very mucfa, and iHll %>eAk ofi. 


Oh ! thy dear love fltaU wer he my theme. 
Of that alone 1*11 talk the Irve-long day; 
But thus I Ml talks thus dwtslljisg in tl^eyes, 
Tafting the odours of ihy fragrant bofon. 
Come then to crown me with irasiortal joys, 
Gome, be the kind companion of my flight. 
Come hafte with me to leave this fatal (hore. 
The baHc biefore preparM for my departure 
£xpe£l8 its freight, a hundred hifty rowers 
Have wavM thenr finewy arms, an^ call'd Hippolitil^; 
The loofen'd canvas trembles with<he wind. 
And the fta whitens with aufpicious gales. 


Fly then, my brd, and may the gods 
Fly, ere iniidtws Lycon werk tfhy rum 

128 SMITHES P O E M S,r 

Fly, ere my fondncfs talk thy life away j 
Fly from the queen. 


But not from my Ifinena. . 
Why do you force me from your heavenly fight, 
Withthofe dear aims that ought to clafp me to tliee?^ 


Oh I could rave for ever at my fate ! 
And with alternate love and fear poflefsM, 
Now force thee from my arras, now fnatch thee to mj 

And tremble till you go, but die till you return. . 
Nay, I could go— —Ye gods, if I (hould go. 
What would fame fay ? If 1 ihould fly alone 
With a young lovely prince that charmM my foul ? ; 


Say you did well to fly a certain ruin,.. 
To fly the fury of a queen incensed, 
To crown with endlefs joys the youth that lov'd yo»» 
O ! by the joys our mutual loves have brought. 
By the bleft hours I Ve languifh'd at your feet. 
By all the love you ever bore Hippolitus, 
Come fly from hence, and make him ever happy, . 


Hide rae, ye powers ; I never fliall refift. 


Will you refufe me ? Can I leave behind me . 
AH that infpires my foul, and cheai's my eyes ? 
Will you not go ? Then here I '11 wait my doom* 
Come, raving Phsedra, bloody Lycon come ! 

I offer 

J ^Ktr to jxms rxge tlik vortlilcii Iifc^ 
Since *ih DO loogcr mj Iffncff^'t care« 

O f hdkt >«^» my k>M ; I gQ» I ilf 
" Through all cbc dacg^rs of ilie boilicroui dttp* 
When the wiiul whlHics thFoug:h the crackling malHf 
When tbrotigh the yawning Qiip thit foaming lea 
K<}wh buhhUog ID i tbciit then Til dafp thee faft^ 
And in traofporting lore foi^r my fer. 
Oh t 1 will wander through the Scythian gloontg 
l&'er ice, and htilj of everlaiting fn<w? : 
There, when the horrid darknef* fhalt endofe ti». 
When the hleak wind fhzll chiU my ihirering limhi. 
Thou fh^t alone fupply the diftant fun^ 
And chear my gaaing eyes, and warm my heart, 


Come, lef ft away> aad itke another J^fon 
I'll bear my beauteous conquefl through the feas t 
A greater treafure, and a nobler pnze 
Than he frons Cokhos bore. Sleep, fleep m peace^ 
Ye monftert of the woods, on Ida's top 
Securely roam ; no more my early horn 
Shall wake the lazy day. Tranfporting love 
ReigiM ifi my h«art, and makes me all itt own* 
So when bright Venus yielded up her charms^ 
The bUft Adonis languifhM in her arms} 
His idle horn on fragrant myrtles hung, 
His arrows (battered, and his bow unilrung g 
Obfcure in coverts lye his dreaming bounds^ 
Aiid.bay the fancy'd boar with feeble ioM 

aso SMITH'S P O E M ^. 

For nobler fports be quits the favage fields^ * ^ 
^dallthe^hcrbtotbeloviryicldt. * ■ -*ai5. 

THE.£HDX>FT.ttAJK001i1l ACT«>::^ <0 

.' ■ . -. 1 f.?dW 

A C T . «*.. rstinri^ 

■ ■■-*.• -li :: J FiMoSl 

LYCON.^ • ' ' ''\y^. 

HEAVEN it at laft appcasM ; tbe phym^JgoSir^^ 
Have heard our wiflies, ^nd aufpictou^ Jive |^. 
Smiles on his native iilej for Phsedra Jivesj *" ^j, 
Keftor'dto Crete, and jto herjclfj fhe Uvts 5 '" ' "^ ■ 
Joy with frefli ftrength inipir^ bcr droopuif^ Ifmbs^ * 
Revives her charms, and p*er her faded cheel^ , ^ 
Spreads a fre(h rofy bloom, as kindly Tprlngs ' 
With genial heat renew the frozen earth. 
And paint its (miling face with gaudy flowers^ 
3ut fee' flie Comes, the beauteous Phaedra comes« 

Enter Phjedra. 

How her «yes fparkle ! How their radiant beam« 
Confefs thdr ihining anceftor the fun 1 . 
Your charms to-day will wound defpairing crowdSf 
And give the pains ypu Aiffer^d : Nay, Hippolituf 
The fierce, the brave, th' inienfible Hippolitut 
Shall pay a willing homage to your beauty* 
And la his turn adore<— « 


*Tia flattery all J 
Vet wBcn you name tlie prince, that Battery '• pleaGn^, 
You wifli it fo, poor good old man, you wiih it. 
The fertile province of Cydoiiia '$ thincj 

IJ$ there aught elfe ? ila$ happy Phjedra aught. 
In the wide circle of her far-ftrctch'd empire ? 
Ailc, take, my friend, fecure of no repuHe?. 
Let fpacious Crete through all her hundred cities 
Refo\md her Phisdra^s joy. Let altars fmoke. 
And rjcheft gums, and fpice, and incenfe, roll 
Their fragrant wreaths to Heaven, to pitying Heavea^ 
Which gives Hippolitus to Pha&dra*s arms. 
Set all at large, and bid the loathfome dungeons 
Give up the meagre (laves that piae in darknefs^ 
And wafte in grkf, as did defpairing Phaedra s 
i,et them be chear'd, let the ftarvM prifoncrs riot, 
■ And glow with generous wine,— — -Let forrow ceafe. 
Let none be wretched, none, fince Phaedra 's happy. 
But now he conies, and with an equal pafiion 
Rewards my flame, and fprings into my arms I 

Enter Mejenger. 
Say, whereas the prince ? 


He* 8 no where to be found. 


Perhaps he hunts. 


He hunted not to-day. 


Hal Haip« yon liHurGh*d ihe walks, the coartty Ai^ 

MIStUIGtE. ' /^ 

ScarcVd aU in Tain. T 

PR^fiRA. ■ ■ ;1 

Did be-not Irant toHlay 4^* -^ 

Alas ! yon fold me once before be did not t ' ' '^ 

My heart miigiyes aie. . ■ -^ 

LTCON. - '• 

So indeed doth aoine* 


Conld he deceive me } Could that god-like yoMlb 
Defign the min of a queen tliat lovtahim ? 
Oh ! he's all trnlb, bit wordf« bit kiakf) hit cyvty. »'-^ 
Open to mw bit inmoft thoojgfatt.-«i-«He <«|Dee ! 
Ha! Who apt thou ? Whence com^ft >A9C^t Whpt^li^ 
Hippolitus f 


Madam, Hippolitut with fair Iftnena* 
Drove toward the port— — 


With fair Ifonena ! ' 
Curs'd be her cruel beauty,; cnrtf her charmt, 
Curft all her foothing, fatal, falfe endearments. . 
That heavenly virgin, that exalted goodneft 
Could fee me torturM with deipsiring love. 
With .artful tears could mourn my monftroot fifffisringti. 
While her bafe malice {lotted my deAru^lion. 



hrcovm k. 

A thoufnufl rcafont croud upoh my ibuly 
Tb^ evUiesice their love. 

Y«, yttp they love I 

Why elfe flioald tc refufe nay pfofferd bed ? 

Why £ho\ild one wajm'tl wltU yaotb« and thiril of 

DifdMAtk m foul, a formi ^ crown like mine? 


Where, Lycon, where wa« then thjf boaAed cunning ^ 

Dull, thoughtlefa wretch! 

O pains ui)ffeItl>efQi:e! 

The grief, defp^r, the agonies, and pangf^ 
All the wild fury of diflra^lcd love, 

Arc nought to this* ^Say, famoos politician^ 

Where, when, and how, did tbcir firft pailion riie ? 
Where did tlicy breathe their fighs ? What fliady groves ? 
What gloomy woods, concealM their hidden loves ? 
Alas I they hid it not, the well ^pleas'd fan 
With all his beams furvey'd their guiltlefs flame ( 
<7lad Zephyrs wafted their untainted fighs, 
And Ida echoM their endearing accents. 
While I, the (hame of nature, hid in darlcneft. 
Far from the balmy air and chearing light, 
Preft down my fighs, and dry'd my falling tears ; 
Searcht a retreat to mourn, and watcht to grieve. 


Now ccafc that grief, and let yov 


W « M i T M • S t 6 15 M S. 

pntrlve due vengeance $ let majeftic Phsdra, 

hat lovM the hero, facrifiee the villain. 
Then hafte, fend forth your nixniftert of vengea8ct|-^'^ 
To fnatch the traitor from your rivaPs am)i> 
And force him trembling to your awful prefencey .: 
PHiEDRA. ''-y 

O rightly thought! — Difpatch th* attending gawiS- 
Bid them bring forth their inftruments of death j 
Parts, engines, flames, and launch into the deep^ 
And hurl fwift vengeance on the perjur'd. flave. 
"Where am I, gods ? What is't my rage comaiAnitl^ 
Ev'n now he's gone ? Ev'n now the well-timM bars ■ 
With founding ftrokes divide the fparkling waves. 
And happy gales aflift their fpeedy tfight. 
Now they embrace, and ardent love eofiamet 
Their flushing cheeks, and trembles in their eyttb 
Now they expofe my weaknefs and ray crimes : 
Now to the iponing crowd they tell my follies,. 

Sfiter Cratander. 


Sir, as I went to fcize the perfons order'd 
I met the prince, and with him fail Ifmena j 
I feizM the prince, who now attends without. 


Hafte^ bring liim in. 


Be quick; and feize Ifmena. 


E^ffr HirPOJ-iTirs* * 

Could ft thtju deceive me ? Could a fom of TUefeus 
Btoop to fo mean, To bafu a vice as fr^ud ? 
Nayj 3£l fuch monftrous pcr^dy, yet lltirt 
From promi^'d \Q\xt 

My ibui difdam'd a jiromife. 

But yrt your fklfr equivocating tongue. 
Your looks, your eyesj your every motioti promis''*fl 
But you are ripe in frauds, and lenrn'd in falflioodii 
Look down, O Thcfcus, and heboid thy fon. 
As Sciron fairhlefs, as Procniftes crotJ, * 

BthoM the crimes, the tyrants, ail the motifttn, < 
From which thy valour purgVt the groaning earth v 
Behold them all in thy own Ton revived. 


Touch not my glory, left you ftain your own 5 
I ftiil have ftrove to make my glorious father 
BluOi, yet rejoice to fee himfelf outdone 5 
To mix my parents in my lineal virtues. 
As Thefeus juii, and as Camilla chafte* 


The godlike Thefeus never was thy parent. 
No, 'twas fome monthly Cappadocian drud^^c, 
Cbedlent to the fcourgc, and beaten to her aims,. 
Begot thee, traitor, on the chafte Camilla. 
Camilla chafte I An Amazon and chafte I 
^ K4 Th 

ift- SMITH'S P O E MS, ■; 

That quits her fexy and yet retains her virtue. ' \ 

See the chafte matfon motittt the neighilig Aeed i - '^ 

la ihi€k. embraces lock the AmggliBg warrior* ' ' : 

And choofe the lover in the fturdy foe. '^ . : 

EnUr Messbnosr, imi ftewu U UXk Mnr^* 

Lycon. :« 


No \ (he refusM the vows of godlike ThifiMr : -^ 
And chofe to ftand his arms^ not meet his lovc| 
And doubtful was the fight. The wide ThenvtdiM ' 
Heard the huge ftrokes relbund, iu frighted w«n$ ' 
ConveyM the rattling din to diftant (horet* 
Whilft (hie alone fupported all his wan 
Nor till (he funk beneath his thundering ana» 
Beneath which> warlike natioas bow^d^ would jrpeU- 
To honeft wt(h'd foi* love. 


Not fo her Ton ;; 
Who boldly ventures on forbidden Jlamest ^ 
On one defcended from the cruel Pallas, 
Foe to thy father's perfon and his bloody 
Hated by him, of kindred yet more hated» 
The laft of all the wicked race he ruin'd. 
In vain a fierce rucceiTiye hatred reign'd 
Between your fires : in vain, like Cadmus^ race^ 
With mingle^ blood they dyM the blufhing earth* 


In vain indeed, fince now the war is o'eri 
We, like the ThcbaA race, .;^rce to lo?e^ , 



Lnd by our miitual flames and future oflFpring, ^ 

' Atone for /laughter pift. 

Your future offapfing. 
Heavens I What amciny** this I What dark confufion, 
Of blood md d^atb, of murder and relation f 
Whai joy t* had beifn to old difabled Thcfeufi, 
When hi ihould take thy offspring in his arms ? 
.Ev'n in hii anns to hold an infant Pallas, 
Aod he iipbraiided with his grandllre's fate. 
Oh barbarous youth ! 

LYCOH* "• 

Too barbarous I fear, •• 

Perhapa even now his faction ^fi up in aims. 
Since waving crowtis roil onwai^s towards the palace, 
Atid rend tht city with tumgltuous clamours t 
Perhaps to murder Fhsed] a and her fon. 
And give the crown to him and hh IFmeoa z 
But rJl prevent jt, [Exii Lycon. 

IamENA brought in^ 

What ! the kind irmena 
That nurs*d me, watchM my ficknef$ \ Oh flic watch'3 

As ravenous vnltnres watch the dying lloni 
To tear his heart, and riot m his blood* 
Hark I Hark, my lirrle infant cries for juftlce \ 
Oh 1 be appeasM my babe, tbon fhalt have jufljce. 
Jiow all ill c fpiriti of my god- like rac« 

And (hoots himfelf through all roy kindlinj 
1 have it bcre.->Now bafe prrfidious wretch 
Now figh, and weep, and tremble in thytui 
Yes, your lOmena fhall appeafe my vengeai 
Ifmcna dies : And thou her pitying lover 
Docm'dft her to death. — Thou too (halt fe( 
Sec her convulfive pangs, and hear her dyi: 
Go, glut thy eyes with thy ador'd Ifmena, 
And laugh at dying Phaedra ! 


Oh Ifroena 


Alas ! My tender foul would (brink at d 
Shake with its fears, and fink beneath its j 
Jn any caufe but this— But now I 'm lie 
And the near danger lelTens to my fight. 
Now, if I live, "'tis only for Hippolitus, 
And with an equal joy I *11 die to fave bin 
Yes, for his fake I '11 go a willing (hade. 
And wait his coming in th' Elylian fields^ 




Oh heavrnly virgin I [Ajtde*^^-0 impcml Phxdraj 
Xct yooir rage fall on thh devoted htad | 
But fparc, oh ) fpare a guiltJtfs vjrgin's life t ■ 

Think, of her youths her timoccnce, her virtue ; 
Think, with what w^rvti companion (he bemoan *d you ;. 
Think, how ftie ftrv'd and watch'd you in your fick* 

nefa \ 

How cvV/ rifing and defc ending- fim 
Saw kind Ifmena watching o'er the queen* 
I only promia'd, I aJone deceived you j 
And I, and only I, ihouM fed your juftice. 

Oh I by thoie powers, to whom I foon muft anrwotir 
For ajj my faults, by that bright arch of Hea.ven 
I now Inil fee, I wrought him by my wiles, 
Bv t^i-^T^, hv O'-'-nTsij by every feniak art. 
Wrought his difdaining foul to falfe compliance.. 
The fon of Thcfeus could not think, of fraud,. 
*Twas woman alk 


I fee 'twas woman all. 
And woman's fraud (hould meet with woman''s ven^ 

But yet thy courage, truth, and virtue fliock me; 
A love fo warm^ fo firm, fo like my own. 
Oh ! had the gods Co pleas'd ; had bounteous Heaven. 
Beftow-d Hippolitus on Phaedra's arms, 
So had I flood thofhock of angry fate ; 
So had I given my life with joy to fave him* 


^4» SMITHES POfiMi.- 


Ajid cait jroo doom hor dttdi f Ctn Miaot^ teggi^ 
Condemn the Tirtnt iwliick ker ftml adiluns^ ■ -"^jj^ 
Are not you Phiedn i Once ^ boftft of &■%< • 'jsAt 
•Shameofourib:, andptttieiBof yowovs* -^ 

Am I that Pb«dra? Now— Another fool r 

Informs my alterM frtme. Could eUe IfhMM 
Provoke my hatred» .yet defirve my kfw f Vi 

Aid me, ye godt, fiipport my finking glory» . ^ 

Reftore my reafon* and confirm my Tirtae. .'*■{ 

Yet, 18 my jrage unjuft ? Then, why was Phttdcp: n 
Refcued for torment, and preAr? M for pab t 
'Whydidyoaraiiemeto thehdghthof joy^ •^'* i 
Above the wreck of dotida and iomii below* . • /f 
To daih and teak me on the gioand for itert' •.. . f 


Was it not time to urge him to compliance f 
-At leaft to feign it, when perfidious Lycon 
K^onfinM his perfoo, and confpirM his death* 

ConfinM and doomM to death— —O cmel Lyconi 
'Could I have doomed thy death?-— ^ Could thaftial 

That IbvM diee living e>r behold thee dead f 
Yet thou could^ft fee me die without concerUf 
Rather than fiive a wretched queen from min. 
Elfe could you chufe to truft the warring winds. 
The fwelling waves, the rocks, the faithleft Aads, 
^^jid all the nging HMuilers of thie dfcp I 




Oh * thivik you fee me on the naked ihott^ 
Thick how I fcream and tear tny fc atter'd haJri 
Break from the embraces of jtiy ftirieking maids. 
And harrow on the fand my bleeding bofom ; 
Then catch whh wide-ftretch'd arms the empty biliow9,^ 
And headlong plunge into the gaping deep. 


O, dlCm^l ftate I My bleeding heart relents. 
And all my thoughts diflblve in tendcrcil pity. 

If you can pUy^ 0'\ refiife not love j 
But iloop to rule in CnetCi the feat of heroes » 
And nurfery of gods^ — —A hundred cities 
Conrt thee ff>T lord, where the rich bufy crouds 
Struggle for paiTage thi'ough ihe fpacioii* ftreets ; 
Where thoufand fliipt o*er/hadc the leflening main. 
And tire the bbonring wind« Tiie fuppliant natioflA- 
Bow to its enfignsf and with lowerM fails 
Gonfefs the oceaiv*8 queen. For thee alone 
The wind$ flMU blow, and the vail ocean roll. 
For thee, alone the famM Cydonian warriors . 
From twanging yews ihall fend their fktal ihafiti. 

Then let me march then: leader, not their prince i 
And at the head of. your renownM Cydonians, 
Brandifh this far-fam*d fwordof conquering Thcfeus j. 
That i may fliake th' Egyptian tyrant's yoke 
From Afia'8 neck, and fix it on his own ; 
That willing nations may obey your laws, 
Adid your bri ght aaceftor the fun may (hint 

»|, iM9TM*t POXMK V 

m« MHMittU imt. )*hiP<tni*i tmpirtt . ..::[i raj 

»>M ^^^SW lAiH* ft** 4 >t ^ >»? 
I ti »;.N. .*i \';>-»^ '4% ,rtwt.. 


O Heaven I O Mino$ ( O imperial Jove ! 
IDo ye not blufti Bt my degenerate \vea;knefs I 
lience lazy, meanf ignoble paflion, fly ; 
Hence from my foul— ^Tia goncj "tis fled for everj 
And Heaven infpLres my thoughts wiik righuout 
vengeance. • 9 

Thoti /hak no more defpile my offer M love 5 •* 

No more Ifmena /iiall upbraid my weaknefs. 

{Cat eke J Hip ./word to ft ah kerfiff^ 
Na^ t!l yt kindred gods look down and ine. 
How I '11 rc¥*i>ge yotL, and myfclft on Fhrcdra- ,>/ 

MMtiT I-Ycaiij andfnatches a^aj tbifwoTiL 


Hotror 00 hirror t 1 hcfeus is retorn*d, 

Tbcfcas I Then what have I to do witb life ? 
May I be fnatcVd with winds, by earth overwhelmed. 
Rather than view th^ir face of injiir'd Thefens, 
, Now wider (lill ray growing horrors fpread. 
My fame, my virtue, nay, my frenzy 's fled : 
Then view thy wretched blood, imperial Jov^, 
If crimes enrage you, or misfortunes move ; 
On me your flames, on me your bolts employ, 
>le if your anger fpares, your pity fhould deftroy* 

IRuns of. 


This may do fcrvice yet. 

lEjcii Lycon, carries off the fujord^ 


■ K 

;i44 SMITH'S P O £ M Sy 

HlPPOLiTVt, '^^ 

Is he rdHini'd ? Thaalu to the pitying .fo4l» •/ ,^ 
Shall I again behold hia aswefuL eyca ? * ■ ^^^ 

Again be folded in hit loving armt ? . -.U 

•'ITet in the midft.of joy I fear £pr nndxt.|. -^ifi 

I fear his warmth and unrelenting jttftioe* 
O! fliould her raging paflion reach fait carta. -''T 
Hit tender love, by anger firM^ woiikL.t«m: « A 

•Tobiimingragei at fof t Cydonian oil, 
Whofe balmy juice gUdet o'er th* untaftiAg to«ga%^ 
Yet touch*d with fire, with hotteft flamaa wUl bU^K- 
But oh ye powers ! I fee hit godlike form. 

extafy of joy.l He comet, he comet I 
It it my lord ? My father? Ohrtit het 

1 fee him, touch hiOy feel hit known cmboiCiV. . 
See all the father in hit joyfd eyet. 

Eafer Theseus, wib ethers. 

Where have you been, my lord ? What angry demoo- 
Hid you from Crete \ From me ?— What god hat fav*d 

you ? 
Did not Philotas fee you fall ? O anfwcr me t 
And then I Ml afk a thoufand qneftiont more« 


No : But to fave my life I-fetgn*d my death ; 
My hoHe and well-known arms confirmed the tale,. 
And hinderM farther (barch. This hcneft Greek 
ConceaPd me in his houfe, and curM my woundt %J 
' Procured a yeflel j and, to blefs me more^ 
Accomjjany'd my ^y ^ 


But thifl at IcJCare^ Let me now indulge 
A father's fondncfs ; let me fnatch thee thus i 
Thus fold thee in my arms, Such^ fuch, was I I 

[Embracer Hippolkus. 
When firft I faw ihy moiherj chafte Camilla 1 
And much flje bvM me,— Oh ! Did Phaedra view me ' 

With half that fonduefe I But /he 's Jllll unkind » 

Elfe harty joy had brought her to thefe arms. 
To welcome me to liberty, to life ^ . 

And make that life a blelFing, Come, my fon, ^ 
I^ us to Phaedra- 

Pardon me, my lord* ,4 


Forget her former treatment ^ flie 's too good ^ 

Still to perJlft in hatred to my fon. 


01 Let me fiy from Crete, from you, [AJJe, 

and Phaedra, 


My foB, what means this turn ? this fuddcn flart ? 
Why would you fly from Crete, and from your father > 


Not from my father, but from lazy Crete i 
To follow danger, and acquire renown : 
To quell the monfters that efcap'd your fword,. 
And make the world confefs me Thefcui" Ton. 


Wliai can this coldnefs mean ? Retire, my forr, 

[Exit H'i^\ 


146 SMITH* 8 POEMB.' 

While I attend the queen.— —What fliock » dut? s' 
Why tremble thus my linbt f why funtt my hcMff >• 
Why am I thrili*d with fear, till nofw uaknownf 
Where *t bow the joy, thtf cztafyy and tnmfporty 
That warm*d my ibul, and orgM me on to Phadnvf ' 
01 had I never IwrM her, I M been bM. 

Sorrow and joy, in love, dfeniate rei^ } ' 

Sweet is the blirs, diftreding is the ftAn. 
So when the Nile iu fruitful deluge Ipicadiy 
And genial "heat informs its (Bimy beds } 
•Here yellow hanrefti croMm the fertile pittnf 
There monftrous<£nrpents fright the labouring fwiinri 
■A various prodod fills the fattened (and. 
And the fiune floodt^ enrich and curfe the I«nd« 



Enter Lrcott folus. 


THIS may gain time till all my weal^ *• em* 
To ward my foes revenge, and^nifii mine. 
And ihake that empire which I can*t pofiefs. 

But then the queen She dies— —Why let her dtd| 

Let wide dcftru6tion feize on all together, 
SoLycon live.^-r««-A fafe triumphant exiJe^ 


Gc^t In di%race, and envy M in hi« fall. 

The queen \ — ihen try thy a^, and work Her paJEoni* 

Enter Phj: d ra an J ^iUndanii t 

Draw her to acl what mofthe r foul abhors, 
Poflcfs h^r whole, and fpeajt thyfclf in Phatdra* 

OfFj kt me laofe; why, cruel barbarous maldi. 
Why am I bar rM from death, the cornmqn refuge 
That fprcads it* hofpjLable arms for all ? 
Why mtjft I drag tir infuiF* table load 
Of foul diihonour, and defpairing iovc ? 
Oh [ length of pain ! Am I fo often dying, 
And yet not dead ? Feel I To oft death *a pangi, 
Kor once can find i is cafe f 


Would you now die? 
^ow quit tke field to your infuiting foe ? 
Then (hall he triumph o'er your blafted name t 
Ages to come, the univerfe, ftiall learn 
The wide immortal infamy of Phaedra : 
And the poor babe, the idol of your foul. 
The lovely image of your dear dead lord, 
Shall be upbraided with his mother*8 crimes ; 
"Shall bear your ftiame, (hall fink beneath your faults | 
Inherit your difjg^ce, but not your crown, 


Muft he too fall, involvM in my deftruflion, 
And only live to cnrfc the name of Phwdra ? 


^4i< 8MITH*8 POEMS. 

Oh dcUf unhappjr huht \ muft I beqvetth dw« :<> 

OftlyaAilinlwritBiieeof'woe? ^i'l" 

Qodt ! cruel gods [ can*t nil mj pains atpney 
Unlefs they reach my infant's gnOtlers bead f 
Oh loft eftate ! when life H Co Aarp a torment^ ' • ' 
And death Itielf caif t eaft I Aflift me, Lyoon, 
Advifey fpeak comfort to my troubled foul. 

LYCON. •'' 

*Tif you mnft drive that trouble from your iml f ' ' 
As ftreams, when darned, forget tbeir ancient owrcal^ 
And wondering at their bank$» in other chamidt ioil^ ^ 
$0 muft you bend your thoughts from hopelefa ]o«b^ 
80 turn their cou^e to Thefeus* happy hoTom^ 
And crown hif eager hopes with wifh^^eniogfmcQjti 
Then with frefli charms adorn your troubled lookt^ 
pifplay the beauties firft infpir*d his (bul. 
Soothe with your voice, and woo him with your tye%^ 


Impofllble ! What woo him with the/e fy»s. 
Still wet with tears that flow^d^but not forXbeieut? 
This tongue fo u^'d to found avother name 1 
What! take him to. my arms! Oh awJFul Juno ! 
Touchy love, carefs him I whiliB my wandering fancy. 
On other Qbje£l| ftrays;? A lewd adujtrefa 
In the chafte bed ? And in the father*s aons». 
(Oh horrid though^ Qh execrable inceft!). 
l^v*n in the father*8 arms embrace the fon I 

' IiYCOH. 

Yet you o^ft fe^ himi ki unpatient lo?^ 




Should urge tut temper to too nice a feftrctit % 

And Ul^titi^M abfencc fliovld difclofe your cnioQ* 

Could Ir when prefent to hifi ftwful ey^i^ ,i| 

Conceal iht wild diforders of ray fouU *' 

Would not my gro;inE, my looks p my fpeech, iHtra^f 
me? ^ 

Betray thee, Ph^dra 1 then thou *rt not betrny'd t f 
liive^ live fccure^ adonng Crete canceaU tbce i ^ ^^g 
Thy pious love, and mofi endearing goodncfd, ^'^ i^A. 
Will charm the kind Hippolitus to file nee. .^ J 

Oh wretched Phaedra I oh ill -guarded f«crel I J$ 

To focB alone dilclo»M I 

I needi mu£l fctir th/tm* VI 

Spfght of their oaths, chdr vows, their imprecatloniiif: 

Do imprecationsy oaths, or rows avail t 
I too have fworn^ ev^n at the altar fworn 
Eternal love and endlefs faith to Thefeut | 
And yetam falfcy forfwom i The hallQw*d (hrinr# 
Tliat heard me fwear, is witaeff to my falfehood. 
The youth, the very author of my crimef, 
Ev'n be ihall tell ifae fault himfelf infpir*d | 
The fatal eloquence, that charm'd my foul, 
Shall laviih all its art toiny deftru£lion. 


Oh he will tell it all !^Deftruaion feize him f— 
l¥ith feeming gikf, and aggravating pity. 
And more to blacken, will cxcule your {qW^ \ 

L 3 -^AS* 


Falfe tear* iludl wl*t Ills qnretenlin^ eycf, 
r And his gltA hrift with ;!rtftil figlik fliall heaW-r 
iTTfaen Thefcus— How wil! indrgnatian fwell 
I Uk mighty heart 1 How his m^ijcftid frame 
Will fhakc with rag* too fiereei t<Kj fwifi for Tentt 
H9^ he *11 cxpofe fov tn tlic public fcom, 
And loathing crowds Ihall murmur out their horror I 

Then th* fierce Scythian -Now methi-nki 1 fed 

His fiery eyes with fiillcn pltafure^ glow, 

Ikirvey your tortures, and infult your pangs j 

I fee hinjt rmiling on the pleas' dlfmen a, 

Foint out with fcom the once proud tyrmnt Pbxdmi" 

Curd be his name ! May infamy attend him 1 
May fwife deltruf^ion Jfmll upon hh heaJ^ 
Hu^rd by tbt hand of thofe he moft adores! 


By Hcayen# prophetic truth Jnfplre^.your tongue j 
. He fhatl endure the fhame he means to pre ^ 
^ And all tbt torment* which he heaps on you. 
With juft revenge, ihaU Thefeus turn on him* 

la 't poffible ? Oh Ly con I Oh my refuge t 
Oh good old man 1 Thou oracle of wifdom I 
Declare the means^ that Phzdra may adoi^ thee. 


Accufe him HrA* 

Qh Heavens ! Accufe the guiltlaffi 1^ 



Then he accusM j let Thefeua know ycwar crimen 
Let iafling infimy overwhelm your gW]^ ; 
Let your foe trmmph> and your infant fall ■ 
Shtke oW this idle lethargy of pity, 
With ready war prevent th* invading foe, 
Prefcrve your glory > and Iccure your vengeance j. 
Be your* the fruity fecunty, and cafe j 
The guilt, the dauger> ajid the labour, mlntt 

Hearenfi t Thcfeus comes I 

£gter Thebbus« 

Declare your la ft refolves*.. 

Do you reiblvc, for PhscJra can do nothing. 



Now, Lycofty heigfafcn his impatient Iove» . 
Now raife bis pitf, now enftame his rage, * 

Qftcken his hopes, then qua(h them with defpair s . 
Work his tumultaous paflions into frenzy | 
Unite thetn afl, then turn them on the foe. 


WjIs thattny queen, my wife, my idol, Phadra f 
Does the ftiTl iliun me ? Oh injurious Heaven ! 
Why did you givemc back again to life ? 
Why did you fave itoe from the rage of battle* . 
Tx>^kt me fall by her more fatal hatred \ 


15ft SMITH*8 POBMS; 

LTCOK* '■'* 

Her hitxcd ! Noi flie lowet yon witli Anfli ftfltfiSi^^^ 
As none but that of Thdent e*€r coold equal f ■ ■■ '^'X'. 
Yet Co the gods have doomed, fo Hearen will hMW lt|l i 
She ne>r muft view her isiidi-loTM Thefioi ifeMM^Mffl 

TRB8BV8. 'J7r1^ 

Not fte her I By my fnfoingrt but I will, - ."i\^\r.^ 
Though troops embattled ihookl oppofe my fdEtg^^^ 
And ready death'ihould guard the fatal way, n<T* 
Not fee her ! Oh I Ml dafp her in theie armSt 
Break through the idle bands that y«t have hcldmi|b * ^ 
And feize the joys my honeft love may claim* 


Is this a time for joy ? when Ph»dra*t grief— v 


I* this a dme ibr grief ? Is thismy wel^BON. 
To air, to Itf^ to liberty, and Crete ) 
Not this I hopM, when, urg^d by ardent love^ 
I wingM my eager way to Phaedra^s arms $ 
Then to my thoughts relenting Phaedra flew^ 
l^ith open arms, to welcome my return^ 
With kind endearing blame condemn VI my i«i|iiiei8» 
And made me fwear to venture out no more.. 
Oh I my warm foul, my boiling fanqr glow*d 
With charming hopes of yet untafted joys $ 
New pleafures fiUM my mind, all dangers, pains^ 
Wars, wounds, defeats, in that dear hope were ]aft# 
And don ihe now avoid my eager love, 
Puxfue me £d\l with unrekutiug hatted^ 


Invent new paiiw, deteftt loath, fhun my Hght^ • 
jFJy niy rtium, and ibrraw lor my jkf«ty f 

O ttiink not fo 1 for, by th* unerring god^t 
'When firft I told her of your wifb'd return. 
When the JovM name of Tbeil'u» reach 'd her car^y 
At that dear name flie rear'd her drooping head, 
Her feeble hands, and wniery ejes, to Heaven, 
To blefs tJie bounteous gods : at that dear name 
The raging teriipeft of ber grief was calm'd j 
Ber CghB were h^jih'd, and tears forgot to flow* 


Did my return bring comfort to her fbrrow I 
Then hailc^ condu£i me to the lovely mourner : 
O I will kifa the pearly drops away j 
Suck from her rofy lips the fragrai;t fighs ; 
With other %hs her panting hrcaJl ftiall hcavet 
With other dews her fwunming eyes Oiall melc. 
With other pangs her throbbing heart HialJ beat| 
And all her forrows ft all be loll in love, 


Does Thefeu8 bum with fuch unheaid-of paiEoa ? 
. And muft not (he with out-ftretch'd arms receive hinif 
And with an equal ardour meet bis vows. 
The vows of one fo dear J O righteous gods ! 
Why muft the bleeding heart of Thefeus bear 
Such torturing pangs ? while Phsdra, dead to love. 
Now with accufing eyes on angry Heaven 
Stedfaftly gazes, and upbraids the gods j 
New with dumb piercing grief, and humble jbame, 

154. &.MMTH:*8 P €^B ]»8L 

Fixes her- gloomy watry odn to earth } . , . ^ 

Now burft^with iWtUing aiigi»ili» roMU tlift ftpef|^: ^.{1| 
With kmd compl^tt of .her ontrageont wRn^ r* 

THBSSU8. ' . J .> ' 

Wcong*dl It flitf wiongM? and livM h»y«.4i^ 

wronged her? 'j^ 

UYJcoir. ..i^'i 

He Ihrea, fo greats lb hap^y fo bdol^^dly ^ .^ 

That PluDdn fcarce can hope, Asacee wiih MFiflgi»i ^ 


Shall' Thefeus live, and not rrrenge hi» Phiedyii^* 
Gods I (hall this arms reiiomiM for r^hfeeooa vca* 

Forqvellingtyhmts, am! redteffiAg wtfMigl, 
Now fail ? now firft, whto PhaBdra *s iftjorM, ftikt ' 
Speak, LycM, fadb, dechr^ &e ftcret vfllftib^ 
llie wmch £6 meanly haib to iiif Ur6 Phcdia, . 
So raflflf brave to dare the fword of Thefeus. 

I dare not fpesik $ but Aire her wrongs lire liugl^ty t 
The pale cold hue that deadens all her charms, 
He^ fighs) her hollovi^ groans, her Aowing ttsSn, 
Make me MpeSt her mohftrous grief wilt end her*-.; 


End her ? end Thefeus firfl, aAdf all muikliid i 
Bat moft that villain', that dcffefted Have, 
That fMta eoifirard, that diu^ lurking wretcH \ 

O noble heat 6f uneMApled ioVe ! 
TMi Ptedra bopM, when k the ttidA df j^rfifif, 



fti tile wild torrent of o'ervrheTm tug forrowSt 

She, groaningy iklll invoked, ftill callM on The^uta 


Did ^e then name me ! Did the weeping charmer 
Invoke my name, and call for aid on Theletii P 
Oh that lov'd vojce upbnvlded my delsy. 
Why then this ftay ? I come j I flyi oh Ph^fdra ? 
Lead on^Now, d^rfc d ifturber of my peace. 
If now thoti Yt known, what luxury of vcngeaticfr— ^ 
Hafte, lead, condufl me. 


Oh! I beg you ftaf. 
What i ftay when Phi^dra call* ? ^ 


Oh t on my knee^ 
By all the gods, my lord, I beg you ftay j 
As you refpeSV your peacCi your life, yom* glory i 
As Phaedra^s days are precious to your foul ^ 
By all yodr love^ by all her forrows, ftay. 


Where lies the danger ? wherefore ihauld'\I fta^ F- 


Yoxir fudden prefence would furpri ze her fouly 
Renew the galling image of her wrongs,. 
Kevive her forrowy indignation, fhame ; 
And all your fon would fbrike her from your eyes* 


My fon !— — »Bttt he '» tiKXgood^ toobrav^ to wrdng 
3 — Y7\ittvc% 

1^6 8MITH*8 POEMI. 

•^— Wlience then that ifiockiag change that §m^ 

tepriie} ' ^*' 

That fiight that feizM him at die name of Phadial . 


Wat he IbrpriiM ? diat IhewM at kaft fOMfft^ ^ 

THiiavs. - -J^ 

ReaMift! for what? By Hesveat, ny 
Pasfiig* ^OBS <^ attem|ie.-»^a7, what itmaHtl' 

LTCOir. *' 

I would not*— ^et I mnft. T hb job ctti 
mand } 
This Phxdra orders $ thrice her lanlterii^ toiqpw 
Bad me nnfold the guOty feene to Thdenat 
Thriee with lood cries iccallM me on my way, 
J^Mid hlaaaM my ^eed» and dud my ralh ohrdirn c a^ 
Left die onwdcome tale fhonld wound your peace 
At laft, with looks fanendy fiul, ihe cry^d, 
Go» tell it ail } but in fnch artful woids» 
Such tender accents, and fuch mddng Ibunda, 
As may appeafe his rage, and move his pityi 
As may incline him to forgive his Ion 
A grievous faulty but ftill a fault of love. 


Of love I what ftrange fufpidons rack my feul f 
As yov ffegaid my peaces declaic^ what love I 

So urg*d, I muft declare | ye^ pitying Ik ■ sin, 
Whyaniftli^eid^? Wlq^ awft unwilling Lyom ' 
Acode the prince of in^Mos kfve to Phsdim K 


W Lore to hit xoatbcr \ to the wife of Thefeut \ 


I Ycs^ at the moment firft he view'd her eye», 
Kr'n at the altzTj when yoM pui'd yoar faandf^ 
piis caly heart r^ceiT'd the guUty flame, 
bin J froni that time be pre A her with his paiEon. 

9 TH£3EUS. 

Then 't wai for this ibe banlihM him itom Cntt^ 
I thought it haLti^d all ; O righteous hati^ * 
Forgive me, Heaven ; forgive me^ tnjuf'd Phicdra, 
That I in iecret have conde^n*d thy juSice, 
Oh I *t was ail juit, and Theleut (b^i revenge^ 
Ev^n on hit loaji revenge his Phjedra^t wrongs- 

What eafy tool 5^ are the^ blunt honeft heroes. 
Who with keen hunger gOJ^ge the nated hook^ 
Prevent the bait the ^tefmafl's art preparrsj '«« 
And poft to ruin [ — — <5o, believing fool. 
Go zSt thy far«faroM juftice on thy Hon, 
Next oathyfelf, and both make way for Lycon. lAfidt^ 
THESE vs.. 

Ha ! am I fure ihe *8 vnrongM ? perhaps \ is malice* 
Slave, make it cknu-y make good your accu{atioo» 
Or treble fury ihall revenge my Ton . 


Am I then doubted ! and can faithful Lycon 
Be thought to £orge fuch execrable falfehoods ? 
Gods I when the queen unwillingly complains,. 
Can you fufpe^ her tiuth I O. godlike Tbefeus ! 


Is this the love jou bev wAftpfj Phifedru ! 
Is this httkof^i^ aMi Qo^ Ur u l b G k md matron, 
8igh to die winds* and* unpitytng heavens 
With thy vnin iorrows i fiace «ileatle& Thefcus, 
Thy hp|Mi,4kj rsfifgei TMeos* «iU sot hear thi 


Not Imt my Ph«dra»l Mot ^cvsage b*r wrongs I 
Speaky make thy prooffi» and then his doom 'a as fix'j 
As whep Joie fp^ks, and high Ofympis ihakci. 
And Fate hi* voice obeys. 

Bear witneft» Beave; 
With Ddiat Rln£UDGe I produce this fwuHit 
This fatal proof againft t&* unhappy prince, 
Xeft it fliouid work your jiiftice to his muiy 
And p^jove he aim'd at^fesvef as well as 


Gods I *t is iilufion all 1 Is this the fword 
By which Procruftes, Scyron, Pallas fell } 
Is this the weapon which my darling Ton 
^wore to employ in nought but a£^s of honour^ 
Kow, faithful youth, thou nobly haft fulfilled 
Thy generous promife. O moft injured Phsedrait ' 
Why cUd:I truft to bis deceitful form f 
Why Uame thy.ju^ce, or fufpea thy truth? 


Had yoa this mom beheld lus ardent eyes, 
^een his arm locked in her diflieverd hair» 
That weapon glittering o*er her trembling bofixn, 
Whilft.(hewith^f€ieams refused hie impious love, 
* &trali« 

Sfttreattng death, andj-Ifingtaltie wct^nd. 
Obi had you feen her, when the flighted youth 
«Retir*d at your approach t iiad you then ieen her, 
•In rl»fflhiHr-twui^yt> of becoming-fagy, 
Seiieon die fwafd^o pierce her gttiitleiB;bofi>m, 
•Had y«o bm^^h, you ceuld not doubt her truth. 


Oh linpiooa iDMift^ 1 Oh forgive me, Phaedra ! 
/And may the fpds inspire oiy injiirM Ibul 
«With t^aal «Yttigeance that may fuitibi^ crimes. 


For Ph«dra*a fnkc, forbear to talk of vengeance^ 
That with new pains would wound heiuender breaA c 
Send him away from Crete, and by his abfence 
^Give Phsedra quiet $ and afford him mercy. 


Merey I i«r.what I Oh 1 well ^laa^he jrewanded 
-Poor PhaedraVtfnercy.-«-T-.Oh mqft barbarous traitorl 
Wo wrong fuch beauty, and infult fuch goodnefs. 
Mercy! what *s that ? a virtue coin'd by villains ; 
Who praife thcrweaknefs which fupports their crimes. 
Be mote, and fly, left when my rage is rous*d, 
Thou for thyfelf in vain implore my jnercy. 


Dull fool, I laugh at mercy more than thou doft, 
iViore than I do the juftice thou 'rt To fond of. 
Now come, young hero, to thy father's arms. 
Receive the due reward of haughty virtue ; 
Mow boaft thy race, and laugh at earth-born Lycon. 


Enter Hippolitos. 


Yet can it be ?—— It this th* inceftuous villain^ 
How grest his prefence, how ereft his look. 
How every grace» how all his virtuous mother 
Shines in his face, and charms me from his tjtM 1 
Oh Neptune 1 Ob, great founder of our race t 
Why was he framM with fuch a godlike look? 
Why wears he not fome moft detefted form^ 
Baleful to fight, as horrible to thought j 
That I might a£l my juftice without griefs 
Puntfh the villain, nor regret the fon ? 


May I prefume to aik, what feci-et care 
Broods in your breaft, and clouds your royal brow I 
Why dart your awful eyes thofe angry beams,. 
And fright Hlppolitus, they us*d to cheer ? 


Anfwer me firft : when callM to wait on Phaedra-,, 
What fudden fear furprizM your troubled foul ? 
Why did your ebbing blood forfake your cheeks ^ 
Why did you hailen from your father* s arms. 
To fliun the queen your duty bids you pleafe > 


My lord, to pleafe the queen, I *m forcM to flian Imt, 
And keep this hated obje£k from her fight* 


Say,, what 's the caufe of her inveterate hatred ^ 


My lord, as yet I never gave her caufe. 



Qh wfrc it fot [4M'<J When loJl did )'ou attend 
her P 


When I aft atiend her ? Oh unhappy queen I 

Your error 's known, yet I difjain to wrong you. 

Or to beiray 3k fa^ult myfclf have cnu&'d* i4fi^* 

When kft attend her ? 

Anfwer me dunc^Iy j , 
Nor dare to trifle with your father*s rage. 


My lord, thU very morn I law the queciK. 


What pafs*d? 


I a(k*d permUfioa to retire*. 




My lord, I humbly beg 
With xhe moft'low^ rubmiflions^ aik no more. 


Yet you don*t anfwer with your low fubminionf* 
Anfwer, or .never hgpe to fee me more. 


Too much iie knows, Ifeas, without my telling j 
And,the poor queer's betray M and loft for ever. lA/iJ^, 


He cbanget, godt! smd faulter* at the queftioo ; 

M- Ha 


H:i fean, ais words, Iiis looks d ec lare hia gviltf • 



vvfay ao yen If 9 w By By lora f iMTfcy ton bsmt^ 
As from finne UMThfiw i c aHoAer, boC jomt Ham f 

'i. BOQ art that BiosKery and bo ibor iUj xMk 
Kot one of tfaoCe of the moft horrid fona. 
Of which my hand hat easM the bortfaenM cvth« 
Was half fo fliockirg^ to my il^t as thou. 


Vihm rm I, gods > Is that niy father Thcftns > 
Am I awake > Am I Hippolttns ? 


Thou art that fiend.— Thou art Hippolitut. 

Thou art '. Oh fall ! Oh fatal ftain to honour ! 

How had my Tain imagination formed thee 1 
Brave a3 Alcides, and as Minos juft ! 
Sometimes it led mc through the maze of war; 
There it farvey'd thee ranging through the field. 
Mowing down troops, and dealing out dcftni£lion s 
:^,amcti(r.cs with wholefome laws reforming ftates. 
Crowning their happy joys with peace and plenty } 

While you 


With all my fiither*s fonl infpir^d^ 

Burnt with impatient third of eariy honour. 

To hunt through bloody fields the chafe of S^ory» 

And blefs your age with trophies like your own. 

Gods ! How that wann*d me 1 How my dmbbbg 




Leapt to the image of my father's joy, 
When you /hould ftrarn mc b your foldirtg antH^ 
And wirh kind rap tu rev, nnd with fobbing joyi^ 
Commend my valour, and confefs your fori I 
How did I think my glorious toil o'cr-paid ? 
Then great indeed, and m my father's love, 
' With more than conqutft crown*d f Go on. Hippo Utu^t 
Go tread the rugged path* of daring honour ( ' ' 

Fra6iifc the ftd^eft and auftereft virtue. 
And all the rigid laws of rightcoui Miflo»i 
The feu*, thy father Thefeui, will reward tliee, 


keward thte?— Yea, us Minos would reward the*. 
Wa^i MInoi thert thy pattern f And did Minoa, 
The grffttj the |f00i1, the jufrj the righteouij I^Ibos, 
The judge of helU and oracle of earth » 
Did he infpire adultery, force, and inccft ? 

L - 


IsMENA appears. 


Ha ! What's this ? i^/t^t. 


Amarenicnt I Inefft ?— i^- 


Inceft mt^ Ph^ra, with thy mother Phaedra, 


Thii charge fo qnexpefled, fo amat ing, 
So new, fo ftrangt, impoflible to thought, 
Stuns my ailonilh*d ibul, an-d tiei my voice. 


TBBiBiri.. "^ 

Thca Ut tim walse tltt«» ibtt ooc«^o 
Wttk wUdi tbj frthtr mTd %ii»fivit 
Not for tbii pqrpofe. djbL^bmd^M 4af}ti ^ 
Oh early villain * Moft dctdbd co«iu4't 
With this my ioftmantnt pf yoathfiiLgl«y ^^ ^ 
Vlih tbia F-r— OKnoble ent^u^jn^ aniuai,^ j^_ 
With thip t' iQltsKic the fpptl^A ClifMba.> hnnyp,fc-j 
Pfawfaral My life) My b^nnpr half, ny ^eqajt^^ 
That very Phcdra, for whofe juft dtftacA .; tii^^H 
The go49 wpuld claim, tby fword* 'OiaHT ^ 


Heavei^s I Duuft I raife the far^amM iWovd o£^|A|p|fi. 
Aj^nft his queen* againft my Tmhrr*! hnftpp , .^^t 

TUVifiUS.. ^' . 

If not, deolare when, ^idiere, and bow yfli«lo|^l»i> 
How Phttdra gained it ? Oh all the gods ! He^t fiiinU 
Why was it barM ?. Whofe bofora was it aimMatf 
What mtan^ thy arm advancMy thy glowing dteekiy 
Thy band, heart, eyes ^ Oh* villain ! Monlbona villaal^ 


Is there no way, no thought, no beam of fi^g^fat f: 
No ducLto guide me through diis gloomy Biue» 
To clear my honour, yet preftrve my faith ? 
None \ None, ye powers ! And miift I goMn hcMrtk 
This execrable load of foul diftonour > 
Mttft Thefeua fnffer fuch vahcaid-of tsctucl- 
Theftus, my lather t No, lil bcoOL tluv^ ili^: 
All oadu, idl fowa, an idkimpitcition^ . 




1 gi^c them to the wmd$- Hear mej my lord 1 
Hear Jour wrong'd fon. The fword^^Oh fatal vowf 
Etifnarlng oathi, wt\d thou, ralli thoughtlefs faal, 
Xo hind thyfelf in voluntary chaittsf 
Yel to xhy fatal trufl continue firm * 
Bcneatb difgrace, though mfajnous yet honeft, 
Ytt hear me, father, may the righteous goda 
Shower all their curfes on this wretched head- 
Oh may they doom me] — 


Yesj the gods will doom thcc 
The fwordi tlie fword ] Now fwLjr, and tall to witncA 
Heaven, hell, and earth. I mark it not from onei 
Tbat breathei beneath fuch com plicated gviilt. 


Was ihat like £uiit, whtii witii expanded arms 
I fprang to meet you at your wifiiM return ? 
Docs this appear like guilt * When thus fej-eoep 
With eyes erefi> and vilage unapaird, 
Fixt on that awfoi face, I ftand the charge 5 
Amazed, not fearing : Say, if I am guilt)- : 
Where are the confcious looks, the face now pale^ 
Now fluihtng red, the down-call haggard eyes, 
Or fixt on earth, or (lowly rai»'d to catch 
A fearful view, then funk again with horror ? 


This is for raw, iintanghT, unfini(h*d villains. 
Thou in thy bloom haft rcach'd ih' abhor r'd perfe^ion : 
Thy even looks could wear a peaceful calm, 
The beauteous ftamp (oh Heavens !) of fauhlefs virtue^ 
M5 \NV\A3t 


Wfc3c%fcrifc«— ii^ii^,^^.^ ^^ 


Bfwrfo*crdbcirfflcdoaiCBics«ffici|tfl4i. ^v 

Wfcy dffl tlus nofBiAS dsMPB to 97 r ~ 
W&jr £d ooc pitjii^ htt with icadjrdmfc 
PkcrcBt the pnlty dajf 

Gmkf imdttd. 
'Er*n at the tiaie ^roa heard jour h^baTt death, 
Aod loch a hjdut (Oh iomiortal gods !) 
Af held thee dearer tbaa hit life and |^okj$ 
When thoQ ihould^ft read the (Lies with 

Beat tby £ui breaft, and tear thy tetii^ haisi 
Then to my bed to force your inffoiis way ; 
With horrid luft iafuU my yet warm un i 
Make me the (cors of hell« aod fport for fiendak 
Theie aie the funeral honoun faid to Thete^ 
Theft are the finrows thde the haikm'd lites. 
To which yov *d call your firthcr't hofpnng ipdu 



: • r^- - ■ - " 


Hear me^ my lonlt ere yet you fin, his doom : 

{Turning t4 The&Ui, 
Hear one that comtt t^ ihield his injury honour. 
And guani hit life with hazard of her own, 


Though thou *rt the daughter of my hatqd foe. 
Though, er^fhy beat&ty *8 loathfometo my eyes. 
Yet juftice bidt me hear thee. 

Thus I thank you. [Kneels^ 
Then know, miftaken/prince, his honeft foul 
CcMlld M^er be (WayM by impious love to Phaedra, 
Since I before engaged his early vows \ 
With all my wilet fubdued hia ftruggling heart \, 
For long his duty ftruggled with, his love. 


Speak, is this, true? On thy obedience, fpeak.. 


So charged, I own the dangerous truth $ I own, 
Againft her will, I lovM the fair I(mena. 


Canft only clcar'd by difobedicncc. 
And juftify'd by crimes ?— What ! love my foe ?' 
Love one defcended from a race of tyrants, 
Whofe blood yet reaks on my avenging fword I 
I 'm curil each moment I delay thy fate ; 

M 4. Ha&a 

i68 SMITH'S P O £ M S. 

Hade to the (hades, and tell the happy Pallas 
Ifmena's flamesy and 4et him tafte fnch joys 
As thou giv*ft me i go tell applauding Mi not 
The pious love you bore his daughter Phaedra $ 
Tell it the chattering ghofls, and hilling faries« 
Tell it the grinning fiends, till hell found nothin|^ 
To thy .pleas'd ears but Phsdra and Ifinena. 

Enter CtLATAHDZ^. 

Seize him, Cratander ; take this guilty fword. 
Let his own hand avenge the crimes it a£le49 
And bid him die, at leaft, like Thefeus* Ton. 
Take him away, and execute my orders. 


Heavens ! How that ftrikes me I How It .wounds J^f 
To think of your unuttei-able forrows* 
When you Qiall find Hippolitus was guiltlcfs:! 
Yet when you know the innocence you doomed. 
When you ftiall mourn your Ton's unhappy fate. 
Oh, I bcfeech you by the love you bore me. 
With ray laft words (my words will then prevail} 
Oh for my lake forbear to touch your life. 
Nor wound again Hippolitus in Thefeus. 
Let ail my virtues, all my joys, furvive 
FreAi in your bread, but be my woes forgot 4 
The woes which fate, and not my father, wrought. 
Oh ! let me dwell for ever in your thoughts. 
Let ra€ be honoui*xi (Ullj but not deplor'd. 

THE sirs. 




Tficn thy chief cire is for thv father's life. 
Oh. blooming hypocntc t Oh young diiTeniblerl 
Will had thou fliewn the care thou tak*ft of The feu** 
Oh all ye gods 1 how this cnflam« my fury ! 
I fcarce can hold my rage ; my eager hands 
Tremble to reach thee. No, dilhonoiir^d Thefcua ! 
Blot not thy fame with fuch a njonte'^ blood. 
Snatch him away. 


M Lead on. FarewclJi jrBaeoa, 


01^ I take vifc wtth him, let me fhare his foXt* 
'Ob awful Theft;us ! Yet leiroke his doom s 
-SeCj ice the very mioJlters of death. 
Though bred to blood, yet ihrink, and wiili to favehim, 


Slaves, villainy tear her from him, cut her arms off^. 


Oh I tear me, cut me, till my fevcr'd limbs 
Grow to xny lord, and ihare the pains be fufiers. 


Villasnf, away. 


O Thefeus ! Hear me, hear me. 


Away, nor taint me with thy loathforae touch. 
•Off, woman. 


Stay, oh ftay I I 'tl tell you alU lE^itthcCcxit. 


Already gone I ^Tell it, j% ccttTcioas walU.^ 

Bearit,yeviiidf»QpoBy0iirpit|i^fri|ii9glbr - -'iiH: 

Reibmid it» fiNaiie» with tlljow hmifi>thm§nmi.x'eA 

Oh haipUft yontkr AU Hcftfm tmajfkm i^at fB»y> 

. TheconfcioiuwalUcoacatlditfitilAcrBtt • • ;'l i<<i 

Th* untainted wa^s n^nA ^* ioMisig lovlsi' '. • '*^l'^ 1 

And fiune itfeJC it-^ wiMay^ fiv*ii IfMiiHj- ' ')<t*i V 

Thy own Umffm *• iW«m to.tfay J ei i ^ifl to i^- < 

Bot ftiUy whatever the cruel gods detiga^ 

In the fame fate our equal ftare oomb^^ 

And he who jdooms thy death proiknuiGet mij 



THE &ND OK THl KOVRTB A0T^ " * '^> 

; . ■ . . ia» 




jEr»/^r PuiEDRA. A/r^ Lygon^ 


ACCUSE yourftlf? Oh I on ray kiieet I beg yoii^ 
By all the gods, recal the fatal meflage. 
Heavens ! Will you ftandthe dreaded rage o£ Theieiiif- 
And brand your fame« and worl; your own deftmdioa t 


By thee I *m branded, and, by thee deftxx>y*di, . 
Thou bofom ferpent, thou alluring fiend ! . . ^ 

Yet (han*t you boaft the xntferies you caufe, 
N^r *fcage the ruin you hare brought, on all* 



PHi^PI^ AMD HIprOLlTVS. i;* 

IVCON. ^^ 

Was it not youi* comm^Tid ? Has faithful Lycon 
E*er fpoke^ e'er thought j defi^'di conuiv'd^ or a£L«fi.?f 
Ha« he done aught without the queen's conient f ^^ 

Picad'il tbou con fen c to v^hat thou fir ft iDfpir'dli ?^ 
Was that cor ient ? O renfdefs politician ! 
When advcrfc paeons ftruggkd in my breafl» 
When anger, fear, love, forrow, guilt, defpair, 
Drove out my reafoflj and iifurp'd my foulj 
Yet this conrtni you plead, O faithful Lycon i 
Oh I only zeaiouj for the fame of Pb^ra 1 
With thii you bJot my nimej and clesr your ewn^ 
AaJ what 's my frenzy, will be cailM my crime i 
What then is thine? Thou cool deliberate viUair), 
Tbpv w^e» fore-tUnkingy wdghiag politician I 


Oh ! *tw«a. £> blacky my fcighten^d tongue recoird 
At its own found, and horror (hook my fou]«. 
Yet ilili, though piercM with fuch amazing anguiib^, 
Such was my ^ealj fo much I lov*d my queen,. 
I broke through all, to fave the life oC Pbsedra* 

What *s life ? OK all ye gods ! Can lifi: atone 
For all the monflxous crimes by which. 'tis bought b 
Or can I lire ? When thou, oh foul of honour ! 
Oh early hero ! by my crimes art ruined. 
Perhaps ev'n now the great unhappy youth 
Falls by the fordid hands of butchering villains f 

>OSif ft. 

TTiill hif lit limtli ^ mfn prfjiiril TkmAiwt ""^^ 

Tkovtsoittlt there ^ipari i 
WUe Ml tUl be employ-fi, 
SkaU fiad teie ca6 to fie tiiee im 1 


OhiU|epo«cn! OhPfaedn! 
Bjr all mjr xeal, by all mj amdous cares, 
By'diole oahappy crimes I w iuught to ienre jod, 
Bt tbefe old witber*d limbs aad bonry hairs, 
Bf^l ny t^e^i^ • — Oh Hearens ! She minds me aoT, 
She hears ndt my complaints. Oh wxctdned Lyco&l 
To what art thou rcfervM > 


ReibTM to an 
The flmp^ flowed pains that earth ca^ fbrnHb, 
To all I wiih— — ^n Phaedra— —Guards, iecnre him. 

Lrcon earrwi ff. 

Ha I Thelens, gods ! My freenng blood congeals, 
Jthd ill my thoughts^ defignsi and wosdt are loft. 

maiBitA AND HfPSOLITUS; i^a 
. ■ ' ' Enter Tbsssv8« 


Dofl thou at bft rejjeni ? Oh lovely Ph»dra 1 
At lad TSfiih equal ardour meet my vows j 
O d€ir- bought blefnng S Yet I il not complain, 
Since now my fharpeft grief is all o'erpaid. 

And only heightens [oy* Then haftc, my charnWTj. 

Let *» fesid our famifli'd fouh with amorous riot^ 
With derceft blifs atone for our delay. 
And in a moment love the age we 've loft, 

i m. 

Stand off, approach me, touch me not j fly hencc^iu-. 
Win a* the diftant Ikies or dcepcft center* 


Amaatemcnt 1 DesUh ! Ye gods who guida the vtoi^di , 
What can this mean ? So fierce a.deteftatioD9 
So ftrong abhorrence ! — Speak, exquifite tormentor !* 
Was it for this your fummpns filPd my. foul 
With eager» raptures, and tumultuous tranfports ? 
Ev*n painful joys,, and agonies of ItJifi^. 
Did I for this obey my Phaedr$i*s calj,.. 
And fly with tixmbling hafte to, meet her arms ? 
And am I thus received ? O cruel Phxdra ! 
Was it for this you. rouii'd my drowfy foul. 
From the dull lethargy of hopelefs love ? 
And doft.thou only (hew thofe beauteous eyes 
To wake de%air^ and blail me with their beams? 



Oh! were that dl to ivUchdMigodihiTOibMV , 

But anyy Heiven hat laiA ia iotc far T hift— ^ • 
Such perfsa mifcfanf, ihch tilDdbMtait iM^' ^^^ 

That the bladLimagffihodUilqrfiJM'MM^ "'^ 
Aodthe^^onUdkonnyktlnaittlMMkir'' '^^^ 

Farnotttoliieakit) diat h«ridiMim ti&ieft ; ; , 

And chann the grief it hringt. --iW te nilpf^ 
Thus in thy fight i thus gazing| dn'thioft' ^fta^ 
I can fupport the utmdft Ipite of fate. 
And ftand the rigt of IlbiTes.«--«Appcoi<fi9'ii7 . 
fiurl " ' 

PHjtDRA. . _ 

^ 0#» orlVj^ibrererfiromthyfig&tt ' .^, 

Shall I embrace the father of Hippolitus ? 


Foiget the viilain, drive him from your foul.' 


Can I forget ? O drive from my ioul : 
Oh 1 he will ftill be preibnt to my eyes ^ 
liis words will ever echo in my ears | 
Still will he be the torture of my days* 
Bane of my life, and ruin of my glory* 


And mihe and all. — Oh moft abandon^ villain ! 
Oh lafting fcahdal to our godlike race ! 
That could contrive a crime fo foul as inceft. 


mmmsL and HMPSOLrras. tjt 

tnceft I Oh name it not l-Mb^ 
The very mentipn iliaktss my immoft Sbnl t 
The gods -are Aa^Btlsed in Hieii- peaeeM manfionty 
And nature lidnaHS atthe flioekin^ fBuad, 
Thou bdiilBilvrciick! Thon ejcecrabk monfter t 
To break t)iioagk all the laws that early flow 
'From untwfgilt maXcn^ and diftinguiih man ; 
Mix like the ienlelefs herd with heflxal luft. 
Mother andibn prepoftbroufly wicked ; 
To bamilllbM thy Ibiil the revtMnce due 
To honoai^ iiiti|ure^ iind'tiie genial bec^ 
And injttre ooe ifo great, lb go6d as Thef^s^ 


To i^1l¥t<^tiit €& great, fd gd6d ae Ph^sdra; 
^K tftfi t l»^%rdttg filch purity as thitoe, 
^ttch dazzling bnghtnefs, fuch exalted virtues 


Vkttie ! MUTeeikig gods, you know my virtue I 
Muft I fuppolt all this ? O righteous Heaven ! 
Can't I yet fpeak ? Reproach I could have borne. 
Pointed his fatyrs iHngs, and edg^d his rage^ 
But to be prass*d-»«— NoW) Minos, I defy thee; 
Ev'n all thy drfeadfui magazines of pains, 
Stones, furies, Wheels, are (light to what I fufier^ 
And hell itfelf "8 relief, 


What 's hell to thee ? 
What crimes could'ft thou commit ? Or what reproachet 
Could innocence fo pure as Phxdra's fear. 

176 a.MIT»'S P O E M S^ 

Oh, thou ^rt the chilled matron of thy fey. 

The fiinft pattern of m^rtiing virtue. 
Gvr lateft amiaii ihall itcord th y gbry . 
The 9iaid*»enapley a^d the matron's theme. 

Each (lulfblar^ ihall eirprefs thy fonn» 

In anitoaM^goid.— *— The threatening fword 

Shall hang 'for ever o^er thy faowy bofom i 
Such heicvmly beauty on thy face ihall bloom, 
Aa ihall alinoil exenle the vUlain'^ crime | 
But ytt that firmnefti that unfhakcn yirtue, 
A« ftill ihall make the monfler mote dete^cd. 
Where-e^er yoo paft^ the crouded way fliall found 
With joyAil cries, and cadkh acclara^UGus t 
And when afpiring hards, in daring l^iainB, 
Shall rai^ fone heavenly matron to the powers. 
They *lllliyi iha^agnrai) Ih^ "s true, jhe 's cbaAc as 


TMt^niig^t have been.— —But nofW, oh crud test 
How, as I paTs, the crouded way ih^l foundt 
With h&fliag. fcorn, and murmuring dettftatmi t _, 
The lateft annals ihall record mytihame} « 

And when th' avenging Muie.with ppin^ t$f(^ • 
Would fink fome impious woman down to M], 
She Ml iky, ihe/afall4» ihe'sbafe, ihe*s fool at Phsdo*. 


Hadft thou been foul, had horrid violatidn ^ 
Caft any ftains on purity like thine, 
Thi^f *re waih*d already ii\ the.villain*s blood t . 
The very fwordi his iAftninient of horror^^ 




Ere this time JrenchM in hi$ incefluous heart , 
H^i done thee juAice, and avcijgM the crimes ^ 
lie ut 'd k to perform. 

-^^f^r Messengee, 


Alas ! my Ifjri, 

Brc this the prlace is dead<- 1 faw CraUndtc 

Give him a fword. 1 faw him holdly take it, 

Rear it ot^ htgh, and foim it to hia breaft. 
With fteady hands, and with difdainful ioofci. 
As one that fear'd not death, bttt (cfirnM to die,. . 

And not in buttle*- A loud damaur follow' d \ 

And the furrounding (bldiers bid from iight^ ,j 

But all proniiuncM him dead, , I 

X« he then deadi 


YeSy yesy he*s dead ; and dead by my command ; 
And in litis dneadful a£}: cf mournful juftlce, 
I 'm more renown'd than^ my dear-bought laurels* 


Then thou .'rt renown'd indeed. — Oh . happy 
Thefcus 1 
Oh,v only worthy of the love of Phaedra ! 
Hafte then, .let's join our well-met hands together) 
Unite for ever, and defy the gods 
Toihcw ft pair fo eminently wretched. . 

N TliESEU^*. 


art SMITH'S rOBMfti. 

Wretched! For wlm^ For wliil tiM 
For wbmt the nations (hall adore mjr jnilnei 
A Tillain^s death f 


Hippolitot a ^ain 1 
Ohy he was all hit godUke fiie could wiA^ 
The pri^ of Thefeaa^^and the hope? of 0«&*^ 
Nor did the hraveft of hit godlike nwe 
Tread with fuch early hopes thefadit of 1 


What can diis mean NDcelar^ weMgamd ] 
Say, whence thefe fliifthig gnfts of daliiiq^ il^ I 
TTIij III! ijij iliiiiliifiil Qiiiilin ilirif siiil fnr^lut^ • 
As Cretan feas when vext by watringwindt 9 
^Why is a villain, with a]lei|iiie paffion» 
Accused and praisM, detefted and deplored? 


Canft thou not guefs >— -^ 
Canft thou not read it in my furious paffioai? 
In all the wild diforders of my foul ? 
Could^ft thou not fee it in the noble warmth 
That urgM the daring youth to ads of honovr f 
Could^ft thott not find it in the generous trath. 
Which fparkled in his eyes, and open*d in his fiwr? 
Could*ft not perceive it in the chafte nferve ? 
In ev(;ry word and look, eaoh godlike a£(, 
V Could -ft thou not £se Hippolitus was guiltltft f 




Cuiltleftl C^ all ye gods I What can this meatt f 

Mean 1 That the gulk is mincj that virtuouf Phsdnlf 

The maid's exam pi c^ and the maEronV theme 
With bellial paOidn woo'd yaur loathing fon ; 
And when deny*dj with impious accLifatiofi 
BuUy^d the luftre of bis ftiinitig honour; 
TOf my own crime* accusM the faultlefs youth. 
And, with Eftfnaring wilcB deflroy'd that virtue 
1 tr>^M in vain to ihake. 


Is he then guiltlefs ? 
Guiltlcfs ! Then what art thou ? And oh juft Heaven I 
What a detefted parricide is Tbefeus ! 


Whs|t am I ? What indeed, but one more black 
Than earth or hell e'er bore ! O horrid mixture 
Of crimes an3 woes, of parricide and inceft. 
Perjury, murder ; to arm the erring father 
Againft the guiltlefs fon, O impious Lycon ! 
In what a hell of woes thy arts have plungM me. 


Lycon ! Here, guards ! Oh mod abandoned vil» 

lain t 
Secure him, feize him, drag him piecc-mcal hither. 

Enter Guards. 


WJio ha*, my lord, incurred your high difpleafurc ? 

mssKvs. . _ •■ i^j: ' 
Wb© cm It be^ ^ pMity b*t fcijiu^d ]uycoB ? 
Who caa m^Mi!^ fbch floHM off n^^.bvt LjooB r, 
Wtere Itti flqr <«onl left OK fe bbck, tat LyMf ^ 
Where! Wyctcbed TVfau.l athyb^d "^ 

Tbe¥CrydarfiBgofoiyfr«ljUBdcyf»f '*^ 

Ob bcaottoos fiend! Bot tntfl tby fttin^ ' 7. - - 

Ytoo too^oqr ibo« wa« 6ir j yonr nuulj hnmHaki*' ^ . 

CbanD*d cficxy heart (O heavens S) to your i 

Yoo toib were good, yoor Tirtnoiie find afabfliiM - 

The crimet for which you dy*d. Ob impT 

iDceftiioof fury ! Execrable nnrth^refs I 

Is there revenge on earth, or pain in heJlj 

Can art invent, or boiling rags fuggeft^^ 

£t*a cndlcis torture. which thou ftalt not fidJkrt- 


Aikl it diere aught on earth I would not fhflkr? 
Oh» were there vengeance equsd to my crimesy 
Thou need*ft not claim it, moft unhappy youth* 
From any hands but mine : T* avenge thy fate* 
I *d court the fierceft pains, and fue for kurturesi 
And Phaedra^ fufFerings ihould atone for thine t 
£v*n now I fall a vi£Hro to thy wrongs ; 
lBv*n now a fatal draught works out my (bol % 
£v*n now it curdles in my flirinking veinr 
The lazy blood, and freezes at my beart. 

Lycon brwgbt in, 

Haft thop efcapM sqy wt^th ? Yet, impious lyAaa^ 


PHJtlHtA AN0 HtFPDCrrtTS. tit 
^'On tKee I *I1 empty ail my ho^d of ten^feknce^ 
Ami glut my bosndlefs rage. 

Such .thou ihait find as thy heft <deedt deftrvei 
- Such as thy ^ilty foul can hope from Thefeus | 
"Such as thou iiewMft to poor Hipipolitus« 
Oh chain me 1 whip rae ! Let ine be the fcdm 
' Of fordid rabbles, and ia(bi|iog crOwde 1 
Gite tne but life, and make that Ufc moft wietdMid* 


Art iAou (b bafe, fo /piritlefs a fl^e ? 
Not fo the lovely youth thy arts have ruined » . 
^ Not fo he bore the- fate to which you doom'd 'hint-* 

Oh ah^e^ villain I Yet it ghrcs me joy 
To fee the fears that fliake thy guilty foul. 
Enhance thy crimes, and antedate thy woes. 
Oh, how thou Ht howl thy fearful foul away-j 
While laughing crowds (hall echo to thy cries. 
And make thy pains their QK>rt ! Hade, hence, a#ay 

with him, . 
'Drag him to all the torments earth can furnifli-5 
Let him be racked and gafh'd, impalM alive ^ 
Then let the mangled monfter, fij^'d on high} 
*Gr*n o'er the fhoutingcrowds,4mcl glut their vengeance. 
And is this all ? And ait thou now appeasM ? 
'\V^4ll this atone for poor Hippolitus ! 

N 3 0\v 


OfakB*iblood! ¥rkili 

AAytAwiwrlt out AoaihoiAdil] 
Tears, ages, all the i 

i hk late, and iiii— |ifc*4. in his nniu 
Not tlib I pvoMisM to Us dying nolliar. 
When in her mortil pangs Ae fighing g*«« li 
The laft cold kifts fton her trtioMinf i^ 
And veachM her feeble wndiiin^ hands t» i 
inrhen her laft hrcath, now ^nDVOm^ at i 
laplor'd asy good neft to ho lofdy fco » 
To her iiippoliine. He.abs! dctaids 
An early-Tidim to the laay Aades, 
(Oh bearen and earth !} by Theleus dooBL*d, delcciiAff» 

He *s doonM by Theftns, but accns'*d by Phcdni> 
By Phaedra's nadnefsy and by Lycon^s hatred* 
Yet with my life I expiate my frenry. 
And dye for thee, my headlong rage dcftroyM : 
Thee I purfue, (oh great ill-fated youth I) 
Purfue thee ftill, bat now with chafte defires $ 
Thee through the difmal wafte of gloomy death i 
Thee through the glimmering dawn, and pnicr day» 
TfiMVgjb all th* Elyfian plains t O righteous Mioos f 
FJyiian plains ! There be and his Kbiena 



Shall fport for eVcr, (hall for ever drink 
Immortal lore 5 while I far off (hall howl 
In lonely plains; while all the blackeft ghofts 
Shrink Icom the baleful fight of one more monftrous> 
And more accnrs'd than they. 


I too mufl go ; 
I too mnft once more fee the burning (hore 
Of livid Acheron and black Cocytus,. 
Whence na Alcides will releafe me now. 


Then why this ftay ? Come on»^ lct*» phiiige to*, 
SeefaeU ftts wide its adamantine gates. 
See thM«^ the fiible gates the Uack Cocytua 
In fmoky circles rowls its fiery waves } 
Hear, hear the ftunning harmonies of woe, 
The din of rattling chains, of clafhing whips. 
Of groans, of loud complaints, of piercing ihrieks, 
Tliat wide through all its gloomy world refound. 
How huge Maegara flalks.l what ftreaming fires 
Blaze from her glaring eyes ! what ferpents curl 
In horrid wreaths, and hifs around her head I 
Now, now Ae drags me to the bar of Minos. 
See how the aweful judges of the dead 
Look ftedfaft hate, and horrible d lira ay ! 
See Minos turns away his loathing eyes. 
Rage choaks his ftruggling words : the fatal uj*n . 
Drops from his trembling hand : O all ye gods I 
What, Lycon here ! Oh execrable villain 1 

N 4. , TVa 

1^4- « M I T H ' S P O C M S. 

Then am I ftill on earth ? By hell I am, 
A -fury now, a fcourge prefei*v\l for Ly con ! 
See, the juft beings oiFer to my vengeance 
That Impious Have* Now, Lycon, for revenge $ 

Thanks, Heaven, 'tis here. 1 '11 Heal it to his heart. 

[Miftaking Thefeus/or Lycon, offers tofiab him.'\ 


Heavens I 'tis your lord. 


My lord i O equal Heaven*!,- 
Mud each portentous moment rife in crimes^ 
And rallying life go off in parricide ? 
Then truft not thy flow drugs. Thus fure of death 

\,Stahs berfelfJi 
Compleat'thy horrors— —^And if this fulEce no^ 
Thou, Minos, do the reft. 


At length flie '« -quiet, 
And'carth now bears not fuch a \»rretch as Thefeusi 
Yet I '11 obey Hippolitus, and live : 
Then to the wars \ and as the Corybantines, 
With cJafliing fhields, and braying trumpets, drown^jl 

The cries of infant Jove. 1 'II ftifle confcienccy 

And nature's murmurs in the din of arms. 
But what are arms to me? Is he not dead 
For whom I fought ? For whom my hoar}' age 
CJlow'd with the boiling heat of youth in battle? 
How then to drag a wretched life beneath. 
An endlcfs round cf Hill returning woes. 
An J all the gnawing pangs of vain remoife ? 

I What 

fHMDR/i AND »(PPO{.ITUS. if^, 

"What torment'* this ?— Therefore, O greatly thovght 
Therefore 4o, juHice on thyfclf— -and live j 
Live above all moft infinitely wretched. 
l&aaoL too^-^T^Nii^yi then, avenging HeavcA 

'TsMENA enters. 

Has vented alUts^nge. O wretched maid ! 

Why doft thou come to fwell my raging griefs? 
Why add to (brrowv, and> embitter woes ? 
Why do thy mpqinful eyes upbraid my guilt? 
Why thu»recal to my affli£led foul. 
The fad remembrance of ray god-like fon. 
Of that dear youth my' cruelty has ruin'd ? 


RuinMl 6 all ye Powers I O awful Thefeus I 

Say,^here 's my -iord ? 'fey, whcre'has "filte difpos''d 

• hhn? 
Ob fpeaki the hn tliftrafts me. 


Gods! Can Ifpeak? 
Can I declare his fate to his Ifmena ? 
Oh lovely maid ! Could'fl thou admit c@f comfort* 
Thou (hould'ft for ever be my only care, 
Work of my life, and labour of my foul. 
For thee alone, my forrows, KilPd, ihall ceaie-; 
Ceafe for a wl\ile to mourn my murderM fon : 
For thee alone my fwoni once more (hall' rage, 
-Reftore the crown of which it robb'd your race : 
Then let your grief give way to thoughts of erap!r3; 
At thy own Athens reign. The happy crowd 

S M I T R*r F OB M-f. 
ithf cd^ jofceinApleifinebov, ^-^^ 


Not fis ok codlike TMikl iMknM] 
Too for ker iike icfbsM ike Ckcm onfoi^ , 
Aad yet a ■efcfcrgi^ tfce njti Wkmiitu ii 

SkaUItkntdDeacTCM,a^«ll7CiOT%. - '^ 
Fiom AeidendeftkBi4dnt4oooiMlk7..4nAf*. «•' 
Ok! "tbuKlatkakMlakkafeMfe. 
And dins I find it. [OfmfmfitA itt fi H 

EmUt HmtiLiTus. 

fotDCWj cane flmoy to orooaa my imntr dqiob | . 
Ok kesYcn ind earth ! ikonld flie lefidf e to dii^- 
And fintch all beauty from the Jividow^d ortk ? 
Was it for me, ye gods ! ike M fall a Tidin ? 
Was it for me ^ M die ? O heavenly viigin I . 
See, fee thy own Hippolitus, who livcs^ 
And hopes to live for thee. 


Am I alive or dead I is this Elyfium I 
*Tis he, *tis all Ifippolitus— — Ar *t wtU • 
Ar *t thou aot wounded ? 


Ok unhopM-fbr jcgr! ' 

Stand offf tnd let me fly into his anas. 

Ic« fi^Yi ^^^ C!^^> "ivVaXmvn^^ Y^^'^'d dice' ' 



Z>idft thou not ftrike thy father^t cruel prefent^ 
Mf fword, i]it0 tfay breaft ? 


I aimM^ thete. 
But turnM it from myfelf) and ^w Cratanderj 
The guards) n^tti^^d with his fatal orders. 
Granted n»y wiiKyttad brought me to the king : 
I fearM not djie^th, but could not bear the thought \ 
Of Thefeus' forrew, "and Ifmena'« loft 5 
Therefore liiaft^ftM iko ytrur royal prd<mce^ 
Here to receive my doom. 

Be this thy doom. 
To live for (Hvr in Ifmena^s arms. 
Go, heavenly pa»r> and with your d^izling vlrtaes, . 
Your courage^ truth, your innocence^ and love. 
Amaze and charm manlcind^ and rule that empire^ 
For -which in vain your rival fathers fought, 


Oh killing joy! 

Am I pofTefsM at laft of my Ifmena ? 
Of that coeleftial maid, oh pitying gods ! 
How fliall I thank your bounties for my fufferings^ 
For all my pains, and all the pangs I 've born ? 
Since 't was to tbcm I owe divine Ifmena, 
To them I owe the dear confent of Thefeus. 
Yet there 's a pain lies heavy on my heart. 
For the difaftrous fate of haplefs i^sedra. 


Sbe dwfe to die, umL m tardBiAilq^or-d 
Tour £tte» wmd'mtn her owb. j 

wrvounrt* . :.c 

O I had iMt^dBoQ liOlyM her Mom, 
None «*ar OB earth hud fro«e widk «|val hiii»| 
So i^orioas liv^d, or lb lamented dy*dL 
Her fanltt wcre-only faults of ra|^ loif% 
Her ¥1x1116$ all her own. 


Unhappy Phxdra ! 
Wat there no other way, je pitying Fomta, 
Mo other way tocrown Ifincna^s lofo? 
Then mnft lever Aooni her cniel latr. 
And in the midft of my trinmphant joy» 
£v*n in my heroes arms, confefs fome forrotv* 


O tender maid ! forbear, with ill-timM gne^ 
To damp our bleflings, and incenfe the gods x 
■But let \ away, kind Heaven our thanks 
For all the wonders in our favour wrought; 
That Heaven, wbofe mercy refcued erring Thcftot 
From-execrable crimes, and endlefs woes. 
Then loam from me, ye kings that rule the wwld. 
With equal poize let fteady juftice fway, f 

And flagrant crimes, with qjcrtain yengeance pay, f 
But, till the.prpofs ars dear, the aroke delay. ^ 



The righteou* god., that inrtocence requir*/ 
JJ-oteft *, goodneft which themftlve. infpjret 
Unguarded virtue htthian art. defie* 
TV accu.'d U h^ppy,,' accuftr die.. 


% I N I: «i 

A Y01.U 

T 19* 1 

T O E M 




S I R» 

SINCE our Ifis filently deplores 
The Bard who fprcad her fame to diftant fhores $ 
Since nobler pens their mournful lays fufpend^ 
My honeft zeal, if not my verfe, coitamend. 
Forgive the poet, and approve the friend. 
Your care had long his fleeting life-refti-ain'd, 
•^^One table fed you, and one bed contained ; 
For his dear fake long reftlefs nights you "bore. 
While rattling coughs his heaving veffels tore. 
Much was his pain, but your afHi6lion more. 
Oh ! had no fummons from the noify gown 
Caird thee, unwilling, to the naufeous town. 
Thy love had o'er the dull difeafe prevail'd. 
Thy mirth had curM where baffled phylic fail'd { 
But fince the will of Heaven his fate decreed. 
To thy kind care my worthlefs lines fncceed | 
Fruitlefs our hopes, though pious our effays. 
Yours to preferve a friend, and mine to praife. 

Oh ! might I paint him in Miltonian verfe, 
With fti'ains like thofe he fung on Glc'iler's herfe $ 





3111 with tbe meaofr tribe I ^m forcM to chime, 
Anda wantmg ftrength to rife, defcend to rhyme. 

With other fire his glorious Blenheim ihines, 
A And all the battle thunders in his lines ; 
'His nervous verfe great Bcileau^s ftrength tranftends^ 
And France to Phiiips, as to Churchill} bends. 

Oh ! various bard, you all our powers control, 

• You now diflurb, and now divert the foul : 

• Milton and Butler in thy mufe combine. 
Above the laft thy manly beauties fltine i 

^For as I *vc feen, when rival wits contend, 
One gayly charge, one gravely wife defend $ 
This on quick turns and points in vain relies, 
=This with a look demure, and fteady eyes. 
With dry rebukes, or fneering praife, replies. 
'So thy grave lines extort a jufter fmile. 
Reach Butler'^s fancy, but furpafs his ftyle; 
He fpeaks Scarron^s low phrafe in humble ftrains, 
""In thee the folemn air of great Cervantes reigns. 

What founding lines his abje^l themes exprefs ! 
What (hining words the pompous Shilling drefs ! 
There, there my cell, immortal made, outvies 
The frailer^iles which o'er its ruins rife. 

• In her beft light the Comic Mufe appears. 
When fhe, with boiTowM pride, the bulkin wears. 

So when nurfe Nokes, to a6^ young Ammon tries. 
With (hambling legs, long chin, and foolifli eyes j 
With dangling hands he ftrokes th' Imperial robe. 
And, with a cuckold's air, commands the globe; 

3 T\^^ 




SMITH'S FaBJi:8ir. 


Thy ftnint divot 'die gnrftliy 

MfHen Onibeiit fii^tyChe iM^ >» 
But, in hit lulling mdic, lofiT thor pain s 
So chvni the OUiet of dqr G««sic Msir*.. 
So ralm ooribiTOwty andour joytinfiifef. 
Here rund notes a goole mirdi inipiiCy 
Here lofty lines the Jundling icndcriin^ 
Like that fmiv tree yon praife, the poem 
Cools like the fruity or liko te juice it 


. Bleft dime, which Vi^^s fkuitfnl I 

Etrurians tnrfp and her Cofino*s love } ^ 

IMftreak'hii quaffl beneath, the Chiant tId^' 

Gives Tufcan yearly for thy Scudmont^ wioi^ ' 

And ev*n his Taflb would exchange for thine. 

Rifcy rife, Rofcommon, fee the.Blenheim Muf^ 

The dull conftraint of monkifh rhyme refuiei 

See, QTerthe Alps his towering pinions foar^- 

Where never £iiglifli poet reached before x 

See mighty Cofmo's counfellor and- friend^ 

By turns on Cofmo and the Bard attend y 

Rich in the coins and bufts of ancient Rome^- 

In him he brings a nobler treafure home | 

In them he views her gods, and domes dt^gtCd, . 

In him the foul of Rome, and Virgil's mighw ^indii; 

To him for eafe retires from toils of ftate^ / 

Not half fo proud to goyera, as uanflatcu 


IN li&idkv 6f Affcf. J. j^riiLfrs, x^ 

Our Spenfer* lirft by Pilkn poe6i taught. 
To us their tales, their ftylt, wad numbers brought. 
To follow ourt, now Tufcan bard* defccnd^ 
From Philips borrow, ihough to Spi;tifcr Iciidp 
Like Philips too the yoke of rKymc difdain | 
They firft on Englirtv barde imposed the chain f 
Fir ft by an Englifh bard from rhyme their fi^cdom 

Tyrannic rhyme, that cramps to equal chime 
The gay, the Toft, (he florid, and fublime $ 
Sdtaie fiiy this chain the doubtful fenfe decides. 
Confines the fancy, and the judgement guides | 
I *m fure in needlefs bonds it poets tibs, 
Pix>crufte| like, the ax or wheel applies. 
To lop the mangled fepfe, or ftretch it into fife t 
At beft a crutch, that lifts the weak along. 
Supports the feeble, but retards the ftrong ; 
And the chance thoughts, when governed by the clo/e, 
Oft rife to fuftian, or dcfcend to profe. 
Your judgement, Philips, rul'd with fteady fway, 
You us'd no curbing rhyme, the Mofe to ftay. 
To ftop her fury, or dire6l her way. 
Thee on the wing thy uncheck'd vigor bore, 
To wanton freely, or fecurely foar. 

So the ftretch'd cord the fliackle-dancer tries, . 
As prone to fall, as impotent to rile ; 
When freed he moves, the ftiirdy cable bends 
He mounts with pleafure, and fccuie dcfccnds } 

O Now 




A luugMy bifd, to hmt by volwBct nut*^ 
At Didk^'tf wad Bttlba*i« ttd ttnni^ Said 

piSItt Of 

Cries out aloud— Bold Oxford bard^ forbear 

With rugged numbers to torment my ear | 

Yet not like thee the heavy critic foart. 

But paintf in fuftian, or in turn deplores ; 

With Bunyan*s ftyle prophznes heroic fongt^. 

To the tenth page lean l.omiiies prolongs-j 

For far*fetch*d rhymes makes puzzled angels iraiB».. 

And in low profe dull Lucifier complain i 

His envious Mufe, by native dulnefs cnrft. 

Damns the beft poems, and contrives the woi^ 

Beyond his praife or blame thy works prevail 
Coropltat where Dryden and thy Milttai £ul 5 



Great Milton'j wing on lower themes Aibfidesy 
And Dryden oft in rbyme his weaknefs hides j 
You ne>r with jingling words deceive the ear. 
And yet, pn ibu|nble.Aibie6l$> great appear. 
Thrice bapPT y<»i^> whom noble Ids cro,WDs ! 
Whom BiaclBmQre cepiiirps* and Godolphin owns : : 
So on the tuneful Margarita's tongue 
The liftening nymphs and rayifliM heroes hung : 
But cits and fops the Heaven-born mufic blame, , 
And bawl, and tiifs, and d^mn her ipto fame; . 
Ijike her fweet voice, is ihy.hdcmonious fong. 
As high, as fweet, as eafy, and 29. ftrong. 

Oh 1 had neienting Heaven prolong*d his days, . 
The towering bard had fung in nobler lays. 
How the laft xrui^pi^t w^es^the lazy dead. 
How faints aloft the crofs triuqiphant ipread $ -. 
How opening Heavens their i^^py regions ihow; 
And yawning gulphs with flaming vengeance glow j 
And faints rejoice above, and finners .howl below : 
Well might he/ing the day he could not fear. 
And paint the glories he was fure to wear.^ 

Oh beft of friends, will ne'er the filent urn . 
To our juft vows the haplefs youth return ? 
Muft he no more divert the tedious day? 
Nor fparkling thoughts in antique words convey > 
No more to harmlefs irony defcend. 
To noify fools ^.^ravc attention lend, 
Nor merry tales with learnM quotations blend ? 



Ko sore in €£& ] 
Oi' Ddis s vk. ker i 


WVo Bov ovTti7<ka*s j 

Hbv, wkilr the 1 

Earth, wMor, lir, tbe i 

Tlff«igP& irejHs of fiaokcp aad 3 

While erery ftoc k leveTd at Us ( 

Hovr, whik tiK fawCiB|r Dati^ i 

Aad the funM E«g;eae*t inn i 

!• the fifft fmit, aaudt a llaiis|in'4 1^^ 

Higb on the moQiul he dy^d aeargpneat Ai)n^ 

Whom AaU I fifld vibiaftM is di%Mcb 
Ea^jer to leini* 'VBwiJJi^r t0 coslvtie f 
To whom the lahoun of my fiml difdofey 
Jteveal my pleafarct or diAAarge my woes f 
Oh ! in that heaTcnly youth for erer ends 
The beft of font, of brothers, and of friends. 
He facred Friend(hip*s ftriaeft laws obey*d» 
Yet more by Confcience than by Friendihip fway*d| 
Againft himlelf his gratitude maintained. 
By favours paft, not future profpeds ganoid : 
Not nicely choofing, though by all defirM, 
Though leamMy not vain | and humble, though «d* 

mir'd i 
Candid to all» but to hirafelf fevere. 
In humour plianty is in life auftere. 


A wife content hU even foul fecur'd. 
By want not fliaken, nor by wealth allur'd* . . 
To ail fine ere, though eai ocfl to com men dj _ 

Could praife a nval, or condemn a friend * ^ , ,^ 
To him old Greece and Rome were fully knowiij 
Their tongues, the^r fpiiits, and their ilyle^, his own t 
PleasM the leaft .ftepa of famous men to view. 
Our authors' works, and livesj and fouli» be knew j 
Paid to the learn'd and great the fame elleem^ 
The one his pattern^ and the one bis theme 1 
"With equal judgment his capacious mind ^ | 
Warm Pindai*s ra^^, and Euclid's reafon join'd+ 
Judicious phyfic's noble art to gam 
All drugs and plants explor'd, ;ilas, in vain! 
The drugs and pJantti their drooping naafter faird'^' 
Nor goodnefs now, nor learning aught avail M } 
Yet to the bard his Churchiirs fbul they gave, 
And made him fcocn the life they could not fave : 

Elfe could he bear unmovM, the fatal gueft, 
The weight that all his fainting limbs oppreft. 
The coughs that ftruggled from his weary bread 
Could he unmov'd approaching death fuftain ? 
Its flow advances, and its racking pain ? 
Could he ferene his weeping friends furvey, 
In his laft hours his eafy wit difplay. 
Like the rich fruit he fings, delicious in decay ? 

Once on thy friends look down, lamented fliade. 
And view the honours to thy aflies paid j 

O X Some 

aft? > 


But amA jd^^pTs ipnib 

ycf <«e tiMVf Irfcft above, iaiflioflaliE*d 




? E R C IV A L L O S U O. 

[ •» 1 


HOR A csD aoadsB iemmz wccBdi, 
Ncs jmtT^agns aepdcdt aidbs« 

Acer ad Bcew caHasas bSars 

^^nd |nus Boftns pccuiiT' cAum 
Eiiam $ Csinixn T:§al lair ■oficn 
Sok dcpulibsn ndeoaae Scriptor 
Xiicio urataD ? 

Caict digBcs i dbi pcfias implcc 
Koa auMV Boiio aovititis irdor ; 

Ta q;}o^-je SciSptcr. 
D^r^l:: rc3Bor (mihi isuiia 6cfert 
Rsaoor^ in frSiis nxxio He dedide 
Fiuibas pnedua, E^diiuDqu? belli i!&. 

pune ftrLi. 
Siocins com T:r:t iibuc CiV&IIus 
Anse? lenieis pctiora Gizis, 
As» tm riti Tibi charioxa, 

Scrjpta fupcnuct ? 
Cui legis DoftnSy rtlcgifque chaitu ? 
Cci meam iaodas gescro&taiem ? 
Qoem iDCxs rrrbis, mn seTcientem, 

Mane fiiuos. 


t aot 1 


OUALIS amb^bns capienduf ulnk 
Limen attingit tiibi |^tus hoipes , 
Quum facras primum fubit aut |rc]ioqi)U 

liidift, accesy _ 

Qualis exultat tibi para marntUa^. , 
Laev^ quum cant^ propriprt ftpdent 
MiifileSy 8c jam raoneant adefle . ' . r 

Comua, chartas^ . • 
' Talc per no^ih ]ecut,8f mtiuW^^ . 
Gaudium fluxit, fijnv^l ac recluiis, 
VincuHs vidi bene literati 

Nomen amicf. 
Obvios fure$9 uti fama verax 
Kettulit, fenfi pavidus tremenfque ;: 
Sed fuiy fumque, excipias timorem^ 

C»tera fofpes. 
Scire fi Qrlvam capias pericli 
Confciam, & trifles nemoris tenebras^, 
Confulas lente tabulas parantem 

Te duce Colum. 
Flebilis legi mTferanda do6li 
Fata pi^loris, fed & hoc iniqua 
Damna confolor^ Aipereft perempto 

Rixone WiUgoofe. 


OT» S M 1 T V ' e ? O E M S« , 

ScTtlw Secvmf ^id apt Sccaftu 
<}a»d Cj^pQl ftdtii gr^TC La^hft^M 

Doem nioiit fneos^ liibiiD peicQi|iiiua 
Haonc (sTcrtai I>nt£ i«*-^t oBCti) 

Uartiit It fioftit m uitw aib% 

^Kuncius Frktii red Kt ni« 



*Qn« tamcn met) im m\ilicr Jabantcm 
Fiikietf munu& YCtulse pai^nHsi 
Anna praeftabltj nill fors lerni 
Hofpita Cygnii. 
I^setTjs acccpi cderts vigcre 
.Frkkett plantas^ iimul ambulanti 
Flaudo Sberivin&f puertiquc D^'c;^ 

Mitto falutem. 
iJeMijfi poft HM/««y cc»mitum tnoruhri 
Primusy aote omnes mth! gMtlUtilidttiy ' 
'>Qui dbi'totus vacat, & v^caVt, 

Ncc vctat Kr^r, 
Haec ego lufi properante Musa 
Lejbut vatis numeros (ecutus , 
-Si novi quid £\tf melius docebit 
V. S. 
'' Coenitant meeum Comltes lernc^ 
<< Multa qui de te memorant cululloe 
*< Intery & pulli^ vice literaniniy 

<< Cnis tibi mktuiit'* 

r 1& -c a c K I ti s. «D$ 

Adhuc ftetiflety nee vibrato 
Dextra Dei tonuiflet tgne* 
K}uin nunc requiris tefta virentia 
Wni ferociSy inliic Babel ankmnn 
Immane ppuS) creArentibufque 
Vertice fidnribiis propinquum* 
Nequicquam : Amici difparibuc fonis 
£ludit aures nefchis artifex^ 
Linguafque'iniratuf recentes 
In patriit peregrinus «rif • 
Veftitur bine tot fermo colonbusy, . 
<}iiot tUy PococKi, diiTtmilit tui 
Orator^eflfert, quot viciffim ^ 
Te memoret celebrare gaudent^ 
Hi non tacebunt quo Syriam fenex 
Percnrrit sftu raptut^ nt arcibut 
Non jam fuperbis, 8c verendis 
Indoluit SolimaB ruims. 
ijuis corda pulfans tunc paver haaferat 
Dolor quis arfit .Tion fine gaudio, 
Cum bufta Cbrifti provolutus 
Ambiguis lacrymis rigaret ! 
Sacratur arbos multa PococKio> 
I^ocofque monftrans inquiet accola* 
Haec quercus Hofeam fupinumy 
Haec Britonem recreavit ornus* 
Hic audierunt gens venerabilem 
Ebraea Mofen, indc Pocockium 
Non ore> non annis minoremy 
Atque fuam didicere iinguam, 


206.^ S MIT H'f E OE If. V 

Ac ficut albens perpetoa mve ........ 

Simul fkvillasy & ciiunrtt fi«o. , 
Bniftat ardentit ^ fMNBii , r . :, >;!rf>:. 

ContiguasiyMtJBCiiafiamMAC,. v.. , .^v| 
Sic te tremeutem, t^ nvrrcawliitilli , . 
Mensintuturgfty flMM4i§iliffl|«^^ - 
Sequi FeluaaaieailoSm > ^^ j;^., 

Per tonitni^ aerea{i|Mt Biib^ ;. l'^ 

iUmon pAVcTciSt dum •HibaipfrflMfWIit, . . .^ ? ^ 
Giet $soncm> dumtrtmvkimipjpto ' J . "^ 

Caligat aftrmn» amie w wNibii . . . : . .. .^ / 

Terra nigrani t^tarrftib nnbA?/ . , ^^ 
Qgod agmen 1 heu qiw itiiiaut<fiifu^eiitaii^ ■ • ] 
Tremenda flaimmi ^M Aiepiianlbm .. ' 
FlidusrotanuD'Cftl.OA»<M>6U. ^ ;.. ,^r 
Egregic,.0 ammaft'.liritii . , . • ^ . . ^.j 
Interpret abftrufi, O teili ftr^ 
Correpte ilamroa, te, q^^t magtfie 
Cnicit nataiitDry'tc,iU»aAa 
Chrifticoix graifiafOtlemai)iUM . 
Gemens reqyirit, tcJiftbyJonii 
Narrant poetae, te Jibaretris ^Ambt 
Plorat revulfis, & fcagoft^ 

Jam gravior-feFit..honNir agnas. . 
Qua Gefta nQnduraoogtti«a;€viaris, , 
Qua nee Matronts ^aripta, PocoCKlvt -. 
PJoratur ingens, & dokuda 
Neftoreac brevitai^icataBX 


i *67 3} 

O D E, 

F O R T ME V: B A !t #705,. 


JA N U Sf did ever to thy wondering eyes^ 
So bright n fcenc of triumph nik f 
Did ever Greece or Rome ftich laurels wear^ 

A» crowii'd the laft aofpkious year ? "^ 

Wheti Arft at Blenheim ANNE her enfigns fprend^ 
And Malboroughto the field the fliouting fquadrons led*. 

In vain the hilh and ftreums oppofe. 
In va J a the hollo w gr^un d i n f a 1 thl ef a h 11 1 c k i rofef . 
To the rough Danube** winding ftio re, • 

His ihattcf d foea the conquering hei^ bore, 
They fee withiftaritig haggard eyei 
The rapid torrent roll, the f burning hiHlows Tife j . 
Amaz'd> aghaft, they turn, but find. 
In Malborough's ami's, a furer htt tsthiftd* 

Now his red fword aloft hnpends, 
Now on their (hrinking head^ tteicfcifuis : 
Wild and diihrafled with .their fears. 
They juftling plunge amid ft the founding deeps ; 
The flood away the ftruggling fquadrons fwceps, . 
And men, and arms, and horfes, whirling bears* 
The frighted Danube to the fea retreats. 
The Danube foon the flying ocean meets, 
Flying the thunder of great ANNA'S fleets. 

3 IlL RoqU 



Rooke on the fea^aflerts her fv^y^ 
Flames o^er the trembling ocean play^ 
And ^louds of fmoke involve the day. 
Affrighted Europ'e hears the cannons roar. 
And Afric echoes from its diftant ihore. 
The French, unequal in the fight. 
In force Aiperior, take their flight. 
Faf^ions in vain the hero's worth decry. 
In vain the vanqui(h*d triumph, while they fly. 
Kow, Janus, with a future view. 
The glories of her reign furvey, 
Which fliall o^r France her arms difplay. 
And kingdoms now her own fubdue. 
Lewis; for oppreflion born j 
Lewis in his turn, fliall mourn. 
While bis conquered happy fwains. 
Shall hug their eafy wifli'd-for chains. 

Others, enflav'd by viSory, 
Their fubjefts, as their foes, oppcefs 3 

ANNA conquers but to free. 
And governs but to blefs. 



O F 


PHxdm. and Hippditus, a Tragedy - - 87 
Epiftle Dedicatory to Charles ]U>rd Halifax ibid. 
A Poem to the Memory of Mr. John Philips. To a 
Friend - - • - - - - 190 

Cbarletttas Percivallo foo - - - - aoo 

PerciTalhis Charlcttq fuo , - - - - »oi 

Pocockius ------ - 204 

Odtf for the Year 1705 ... -207 


T H B 

P O E M S 

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I »«3 ^ 

T H K 


IT will be to little purpofe, the Author prefum*fs, t« 
oftcr any rcafons, why the foli owing poems appear 
in public } for it is ten to one whether he gives the 
true } at)d if he does^ it is much greater oddst whether 
the gentle reader is fo courteous as to be J i eve him. He 
could tell the world, a^ccording to the laudable cuftoin 
of Prefaces, thnt it iR'as through the irrefifUblc Import 
tuuky of fncnds, or foinc other exciife of ancieut re- 
nown, that he ventured them to the prefsj but hi 
thought it much better to leave every man to gueft for 
hirofdf, and then he wauld be fure to fatlsfy himfclf s 
for, let what will be pretended^ people are grown fa 
very apt to fancy they are always in the right, that, 
unlefs it hit their humour, it is immediately condemn- 
ed for a fham and hypocrily. 

In (hort, that which wants an excufe for being ia 
print, ought not to have been printed at all $ but whe/> 
ther the enfuing poems deferve to Hand in that clafs, the 
world muft b^ve leave to determine* What faults the 
true judgment of the Gentleman may find out, it is to 
be hoped his candour and good-humour will eadly 
j>ardon j but thofe which the peeviftinefs and ill-nature 
of the Critic may difcover, muft cxpc£l to be unmerci* 
fully ufed : Though, methinks, it is a very prepofte- 
rous pleafure, to fcratch other. perfons till the bl^ 
, CQmfiif aad then laugh at and ridicule thf m. 
- P 3 

ai4. PREFACE. 

Some perfonS) ]>erhapS| may wonder, how Thihgi of 
' this Nature dare come into the world without the pio- 
te^tion of ibme great name» as they call it» nul 9. fid' 
fomeEpiftle I>edicatDry to birGrace^ ^r Right HoDoaM- 
ble : for, if a Poem ftruts out under my Lord*t Patro* 
nage, the Author imagines it is nolefs thany^ffwfafatf 
Me^natum to diflike it; efpecially if he tH&kt ik!» 
tell the world, that this fame Lord is a iptrfbn it 
wonderful Wit and Underftanding, a noCabfo ju^C 
of Poetry, and a veryxonfiderable poet himlelf. ■ But 
if a Poem have no intriaiic excellenciesy ' and'rali 
beauties, the greateft name in the world will suetir 
induce a man of fenfe to approve itj and if it has tfaetty 
.^om Piper^'t is as good as my Lord Duke*8| the wAf 
diflference is, Tom claps half an ounce of fiiiiiFiiit» 
the poet*s handjf and his Grace twenty guineas i ' Ibr^ 
indeed there lies the (brength of a great name, andtht 
greateft prote6lioa an Author can receive from it. 

To pleafe every one, would be a new thing j and to 
write fo as to pleafe nobody, would be as new : ftr 
even Quarles and Withers have their admirers. The 
Author is not (b fondof farate, to deHre it from the injtt^ 
dicious Many ; nor of £o mortified a temper, not to wifk 
it from the di(ceming Few. It is not the multitude of 
applaufes, but the good fenfe of the applauders, vi^eh 
cftablifhes a valuable reputation | and if a Rymer or % 
Congreve fay it is well, he will not be at all folidtoilt 
how great the majority may be to the contrary. 

LiONftONy AXkQO 1$^. 

I »il 1 

. P ^ E M S 

BY MR. P O M F R E T. 


IF Heavca the grateful liberty would give. 
That I might choofe my method how to live j 
And all thofc hours propitious Fate Oiotild lend. 
In bliftful cafe and fat isfa^ion fpend ; 

Near fome tair town I M have a private feat. 
Built uniform, uot littk, nor too great i 
Better, if on a rlfmg ground k flood ^ 
On this fide field*, on that a neighbouring wocmI. 
It Hiouid within no other things contain, 
Bi^t what are ufeful, neceflary, plain i 
Methinks *ti8 naiifeous 3 and I 'd ne'er endiict 
The needlefa pomp of gaudy furniture, 
A little garden, grateful to the eye ; 
And a cool rivulet run murmuring by 1 
On whofe delicious banks a ftately row 
Of ihady limes, or fycamores, fhould grow^ 
At th* end of which a filent ftudy placM, 
Should be with all the nobleft authors grac'd t 
Horace and Virgil, in whofe mighty lines 
Immortal wit, and folid learning, fliines 5 

P4 ^-M^ 

ii6 POMFR£T*S:: F0EM8. 
Sharp Juvenal, and amorous Ovid too» | 

Who all the turns of love^t ibft paffion knew t ^l,' 
lie that with judgment reaSh his cftarinbg Umh • C 
In which ftrong ait with ftr on g y r nature joiiiBy ' '^f 
Muft grant hjsfancjr does dhrbeft.eBcdi '{ ' ^^' 
His thoughts fo tender, and exprefsM 06 well s A 

"With all thofe modsras, mca of fteadjr knS^ < 

EfteemM for learning, and for eloquence. 
In fome of thefe, as fuicjr ihould wMk^ •* 
I M always take my morning exercife : 
For fure no Hiinates bring nt iBei» limttfj *■ ' ^. 
Than thofe in pleafing, uftfb! iudies fpoU^ ^ . ^ ^ 
1 *d 4ia»e a clear and cowpstrnt eftaia^ \ 

That I might live genteelly,- but aot gfemt • ^" ^ • 
As mMck as I could modevaielf ipead t 
A little more, fmietiiiiet t* ebtige a frieack' -" - <* 
Nor ihould the fons of porirty repine 
Too much at fortune, they ihould tafte of mine | 
And all that obje6ls of true pity were. 
Should be rel<cv'd with what my wants could fpue I 
For that our Maker has too largely giren. 
Should be returned in gratitude to Heaven* 
A fi-ugal plenty fhould my table fpread i 
With^ealthy, not luxurious, diihes fpread s 
Enough to fatisfy, and fomediing more, 
To feed th^ ilranger, and the neighbouring poor* 
Strong meat indulges vice, and pampering food 
Creates difeafes, and inflames the blood. 
But what *s Aifficient to make nature ftrong, 
Ai\d the bright lamp of life continue long, 


." TUB CH(&IGS. «|^ 

I *d freely take j and, as I did poUCafif 
Xlie bounteous Author of my plenty blefs* 

I M have a little vault, but always ftor d 
With the be ft wine 3 each vintage cotdd afford. 
Wine whets the witj improves its aative forcc^ , 
And glvqs a plcafant flavour to difcourfc ; 
By making all our fpirks debonair, 
Throws off the k&s^ the fediment of care. 
But as the greatelt blefling Heaven knda 
May be debauch'd, and ferve ignoble ends ; 
So, but too oft, the g^rape^s refreshing juico 
Does many mtfchievous eff&cis produce. 
My houf^ Ihould no fuch rude diforders know^ 
As from high drinking confequenijy flow i 
Nor would I ufe what was fo kindly given. 
To the di/honour of indulgent Heaven. 
If any neighbour came, he fliould be free, % 

Us'd with rcfpe^, and not uneafy be, ' > 

In my tttttat, or to himfelf or me. J 

What freedom, prudence,^ and right reafon gave. 
All men may, with impunity, receive: 
But the leaft fwerving from their rule *$ too much | 
For what > forbidden us, 'tis death to touch. 

That life may be more comfortable jet. 
And all my joys refin'd, finccre, and great j 
I M choofb two friends, whofe company would be 
A great advance to my felicity : 
Well-born, of hymours fuited to my own, 
Difcreet> and men at well a« boQks have known > 

z Bravfi 

Bravcy generous^ witt3r> and txsiBly free { 

Froin loofe behaviour, or formality : 
Airy and prudent | meny, bot not ligbt| 
Quick in difcerningy and in jud^^ng ri^^t « '^ 

Secret they (hould be, faithful to their tnift | 
In reafoning cool, ftrong, temperate, and ]«ft t - 
Obliging, open, without huffing, brave ; 
Brifk in gay talking, and in fober, grave » 
Clofe in difpute, but not tenacious $ try*d 
By folid reafon, and kt that decide t 
Not prone to hift, revenge, or envious hatt $ 
Nor bufy medlers with intrigues of ftatt t 
Strangers to /l^der, and fwom foes to fpite ^ 
Not quarrclfome, but ftout enough to fight | 
Loyal, and pious, fiiends to Caefars tme^ 
As dying martyrs, to their Maker toQv 
In their fociety I could not mifs 
^ permanent, fincere, fubftantial bKf^. 
' Would bounteous Heaven once more indulge^ IM 
(For who would fo much fatisfafVion lofe, [chooft 
As witty nymphs, in converfation, give) 
Near fome obliging modeft fair to live: 
For there *s that fweetnei^ in a female mind^ 
Which in a man's we cannot hopt to find f 
That, by a fecret, but a powerful art, 
Winids up the %ring of life, and does impart 
Freih vital heat to the tranfported heart. 

I M have her rtafon all her pafiion fway t 
Eafy in compaxi^f, mipw^xt^'^ \ 
Coy to a fop, to lYie Aefetv\Tv^ixtft\ 
Still co»ftaxit tg \icrfc\^^ii^\^^^a \nR. 



A foul fhe ftiould have for great aflions fit^ 
Prudence and wifdom to direct In^r wit * 
Couvagc to look b^ld danger its the face j 
Mo fear, but only to be proud, or bafe | 
QuJck to advjft, by an emergence preft^ 
To give good counfel, or to take the beft, 
1 'd have th' cxprefHon of her thougbts be hch. 
She might not fcem rcfcr^^'dj nor talk too muck 9 
That fhewB a want of judgnient, snd of fenicj 
More than enough h but impertinence- 
Her couducl regular^ her mirth refined | 
Civil to ftrangerfii to her neighbours kind s 
Averfc to vanity, reveLtge, and pride ^ 
In all the methods of deceit untry*d : 
So faithful to her friend, and good to dip 
No eenfure might upon her a£lion» fall ; 
Then would ev'n envy be compel rd to fay^ 
She goes the lea ft of woniankind aftray. 

To this fair creature 1 'd lometimes retire | 
Her converfation. would new joys inipire; 
Give life an edge fo keen, no furly care 
Would veature to afTault my foul, or dare» 
Near my retreat^ to hide one fecret fnare. 
But fo divine, fo noble a repaft 
I M feldom^ and with modeiation, tafte : 
For high^fk cordials all their virtue loie^ 
By a too frequent and too bold a ufe ; 
And what. would cheer the fpirits in diftre&» 
Ruins our health, when taken to exceff • 




I *d be CQncemM in no litigious jarj 
BelovM by all, not vainly popular. 
Whatever afliftance I had power to bring, 
T' oblige my countiy, or to fbrve my kiog». 
Whene'er they call, I M readily afford 
My tongue, my pen, my counTel, or my fword* 
Eaw-fuits I *d fhun, with a» much ftudiouit caxc^ 
As I would dens where hungry lions are j 
And rather put up injuries, than be 
A plague to hiro, who M be a plague to ine« 
I value quiet at a price too great. 
To give for my revenge fo dcai- a rate j 
For what do we by all our buftle gain. 
But counterfeit delight for real pain ? 

If Heaven a date of many years would giTe« 
Thus I M in pleafure, eafe, and plenty live. 
And as I near approached the verge of life. 
Some kind relation (for I M have no wife) 
Should take upon him all my worldly care, 
Whilft I did for a better ftate prepare. 
Then I 'd not be with any trouble vex'd. 
Nor have the' evening of my days perplexM } 
But by a filent and a peaceful death. 
Without a figli, refign my aged breath. 
And when committed to the duft, I 'd hav« 
Ftw tears, but friendly, dropt into my grave, 
T^len would my exit fo propitious be. 
All men trovdd m^ to live and die like me. 




A V I S I O N. . 

THO' gloomy thoughts djfturVd my anicTons brcaR 
AH the ]ong night, and drove away my reft ; 
Juft as the dawning day began to rife* 
A grateful fluiuher clos*d my waking eye* ; 
But a£tive fancy to ftmnge regions flewj 
And brought furprizing objefis to my view. 
Mcthought I waikM in a dd ightfuJ grove. 
The foft retreat of god$, when gods make love*. 
Each beauteous objeft my charm'd foul amaz^d^ 
And I on each with equal wqndcr gazM 5 
Nor knew i^'hidi moll delighted : alJ was ^ne t 
The noble product of fomt; Power Divine* 
But as I trave y^ d the obliging fliadcj 
Which myrtle, jeframine, and rofes, madt. 
I faw a perfoi) whofe celeftial face 
At firft declarM her goddcfs of the place : 
But I difcover^d, when approaching near^ 
An afpeft full of beauty, but fevefc. 
^Id^d majeftic ; every awful look 
Into my foul a fecret horror ftruck. 
Advancing farther on, (he made a ftand. 
And beckon^ me$ I, kneeling, klfsM her hands 

Then thusljcgan Bright Deity ! (for fo 

You ar^ M nomU fuch perfe^ions kno^r) 

I raay in trade j but how 1 was conveyed 
To ihh ftmagc place, or by what powcrfui iid« 
X *m wholly ignonint j nor know 1 more. 
Or where t am, or whom I do atiorc. 
Inftruft mc then, that I no longer may 
In darkncfe fcrve the goddefa I obey» 

Youth ! (he rcp)y*d, this place belongs to one^ 
By wliom yoti 'U be, and thmifands are undone. 
Thcfe pbafant walks, and all thefe ftiady bowerij 
Are in the government of dan^erons powei^^ 
Love 's the capricions mailer of this coail 3 
This fatal labyrinth, wliere fooU are lottw 
I dwell not here amidft thcfe gaudy tbingf* 
Whofc Diort enjoyment no true pleafurc bring* | 
But have an empire of a nobler kind : 
My regal feat ""s in the celeftlal mind ; 
Where, with a godlike and a peaceful hand, 
1 rule, and make thofe happy 1 command. 
For, while 1 govern, all within *s at r«44 
No ftormy palHon revels in my breaft 1 
But when my power is defpicablc grown j 
And rebel appetites ufiirp !he throne. 
The foul no longer quiet thoughts enjoys | 
But all is tumult, and eternal noife^ 
Know, youth I I 'm Realon, which you *vc <sft i 
I am that Reafon, which you never prb'd : 
And though my argument fuctefslefs prave^ 
(For Reafon fcems impertinence in love) 
Yet rU not fee my charge (for ail mankind 


Into the grafp of any ruin run. 
That I can warn them cf, and they may (hun^ 
Fly» youth, thefe guilty (hades ; retreat in time. 
Ere your miftake *s converted to a crime t 
For ignorance no longer can atone. 
When once the error and the fault is known. 
Yon thought perhaps, as giddy youth inclinetj 
Imprudently to value all that (htnes. 
In thefe retirements freely to poflefs 
Tnie joy, and ftrong fubftantial happinefs : 
But here gay Folly keeps her court, and here. 
In crowds, her tributary fops appear; 
Who, blindly laviih of their golden days, 
Confume them all in her fallacious ways. 
Pert Love with her, by joint commrflion, nilet 
In this capacious realm of idle fools 3 
Who, 'by falfe hearts, and popular deceits. 
The carelefs, fond, unthinking mortal cheats; 
'*Tis eafy to defcend into the fnare. 
By the pernicious condufl of the fair $ 
But fafely to return from this abode. 
Requires the wit, the prudence of a god : 
Though you, who have not tafted that delight. 
Which only at a diftance charms your Hght, 
May, with a little toil, retrieve your heart : 
Which loft is fubje6^ to eternal (mart. 
Bright Ddia*s beauty, I muft needs confefs. 
Is truly great } nor would I make it lefs : 
That were to^wrong her, where (he merits moft ; 
But dragons guacd the fmit, swd fockt thC'Coaft. 


^04 POMFRET'S PO^£M«. 

And who would run, that *• modemtely wii% 

A certain danger, for a doubtful prize ? 

If you mifcarry, you are loft fo far 

(For there *8 no erring twice in love and war) 

You '11 ne'er recover, but muft always wear 

Thofe chains you '11 find it difficult to bear. 

Pelia has channs, I own; fuch charms would J 

Old age, and frozen iin{>otence to love s 

But do not venture, where fuch danger lies} 

Avoid the (ight of thofe vi£loriou8 eyes, 

Whofe poifonous rays do to the foul inapart 

Delicious ruin, and a pleaiing fmart. 

You draw, infenfibly, deftru^on near| 

And love the danger, which you ought to fear* 

If the light pains you labour under now, 

Deftroy your eafe, and make your fpirits bow j 

You '11 find them much more grievoxu to be borne^ 

"When heavier made by an imperious fcorn : 

Nor can ycu hope, fhe will your padion hear 

With fofter notions, or a kinder ear. 

Than thofe of other fwains j who always found. 

She rather widen'd than clos'd up the wound. 

But grant, fhe fhould indulge your flame, and give 

Whatever you 'd alk, nay, all you can receive j 

The (hort-livM pleafure would fo quickly cloy. 

Bring fuch a weak, and fuch a feeble joy. 

You M have but fmall encouragement to boaft 

The tinfel rapture worth the pains it coft, 

Confider, Strephon, foberly of things. 

What ftraDg« bt^Mietudes Love always brings ! 



The f{>oliJh fears, vain hopcA, and ^ealoufies^ h^l 
Which ftiil attend upon this fond dij^^Aitt 
How you mufl cnnga and bow^ fubmit and whine f 
Call every feature, evety look, divjne ; 
Command each fen ten ce with an humble fmile j 
Though nonfenfe, fwcar it Is a heavenly ftyle : 
Servilely rail at all fhe difa|^ roves ^ 
And as ignobly flatter all ilie loves i 
Rentiunce your very fenfe^ and ijlent lit. 
While flie puts off impertinence for wit; 
Like fetting-dogj new jiyhipp*d for Springing gaaat» 
You nnuft be made, hy due correction, tiiue. 
But if you can endure the naufeous rule 
Of woman, do 5 love on, and be a fooL 
Yoii know the danger, your own methods ufc j 
The good or evil 's in your power to choofc t 
But who 'd expca a Ihort and dubious blif» 
On the declining of a precipice ; 
Where if be Jlips, not faie itfelf c^n fave 
The falling wretch from an untimely grave f 
Thou great dircftrefs of our minds, faid I, 
We fafely on your diflates may rely 5 
And that which you have now fo kindly preft, 
X$ true, and, without contradi6lion, bcft : 
But with a fteady fentence to control 
The heat and vigour of 3 youthful foul, 
While gay temptations hover in our fight. 
And daily bring new objects of delight, 
Which on us with furpriz;ng beauty fm'ilc. 
It dJJScuItf butJs a nohle toil. 

%%6 POMfVL E T' « P O EMf; TfOJ 

The beft maif flip/ and tlie mufb dn^iis Ml|I'i '«•«) • 
He '8 xnoft than norcal dn*«dVr«B[fd«t.«iUiik AU 
And thMglr £rir Delaiha»fliy.takfolMi)"ri' uo^^ 
I *]1 chace her bright idiaa fiMmf brtitig: •! nawrl 
At leaft, I *]| nuObe one d&fv Ulfmi,* -'' ^'ftadid 
And DeliaTt eiiai3iia«*er fteaTdnilo'pfV^ili^ 'on'ri^ 
I may be. Aire, from jagid omfeei. ifrdti - ;. l::--! xi^tH 
Love was my foe | and li«iM« Hlm^MOf* ^'' n gi u il 

Then (he rejoined i may ycu i Vi q teft fid fh |i^jtf oj 
In your attempt to corB imp e mow Lolle i' "<t "y^^-. slit 
Then, will p{oiulpa£&m»ioh>fr«igMlillf^ » 
You to youvftlf^ ItatDf «lWD«i'ra(HH*44''* ? - -i^^-' ^ 
But to confirm yoiil- cmtmgtf $M Ua jk Kt »'^ f^*~ ' 'i' 
Your refolution with a mW fii*^ ' : "^^ .ni'-ni";« 
Follow me, yodtbl^ I *ll fliew ytu tlM iutf^M^' ' 
Your foul t# oorfk th* tfWaoiy-0. Ixff'ti' '3 • «' • -^n • 

Then (he conveyed ittK to ft dMMl AiMiCV ' *' 
Which melancholy yew and cypfefi^ nmde j 
Where I beheld aii antiquated pile 
Of rugged building in a narrow ifle ; 
The water round it gave a nauftous fmtlt. 
Like vapours deeming from a fuYphnrous ce^ 
The ruin*d wall, composM of joking mtid, 
. Or- grown with hemlock, on fnpportera ftbrndf 
As did the roof, ungrateful to the view s 
*T was both an h^fpitai and bedlam too. 
Before the entrance, mouldering bones were fpread. 
Some (keletons entire, foma lately deadj 
A little rubbiftv loofc\^ tc8\.Xftt'd o^er 
Their bodies unmuif A,\v| xw^A^^wrt* 


No funeral rites to any hei« were paidy 
But dead like dogs into the daft conveyed*. 
From hence, by Reafon^s condu£l^ I was brought^ 
Through various turnings to a fpacious vault, 
Where I beheld, and ^t was a mournful fight, 
Vaft croWds of wretches all debarred from light. 
But what^ ^^^ 4109 ^amps, expiring, h^d \ 
Which made the profpe6l more amazing fad.. 
Some wept, fome rav*d, fome mufically mad \ '. 
Some fwearing loud, and others laughing : Some 
Were always talking \ others always dumb* 
Here one, a dagger in his breaft, expires. 
And quenches with his blood his amorous firet x. 
There hangs a £econd \ and, not far removM» 
A third lies poifon'd, who falfe Celia lov'd. 
All forts of madnefs, every kind of death. 
By which unhappy mortals lofe their breath. 
Were here exposM before my wandering eyes^ 
The fad effefts pf female treacheries \ 
Others I faw, who were not quite bereft 
Of fenfe, though very fmall remains were left,, 
Curdng the fatal folly of their youth. 
For trufting to perjurious woman's truth. 

Thefe on the left. Upon the right a view 

Of equal horror, equal mifery too \ 
Amazing ! all employM my troubled thoughts^ 
And, with new wonder, new averfion brought. 
There I beheld a wretched, numerous throng 
Of pale, lean mortals \ fome lay ftretch'd a^ong 

! Qa Oj^ 

I ^ 

ti^ POMFRET*^ POEM« '^^J 

On beds of ftrawi difconfolate and poor ; .'I'l oM 

Others extended baked on the floor ; .'..'. ..^.h-M 

Exird ixom human pity, bcfe they Hey , - ii /ffint 

And know no end of mifery till they die^ - 'y:'ryn 
But death, which comes in gay and prefperom'dKyltf^Vf 
Too foon. In time of mifery delays* ■.'.\- t W-.V 

Thefe dreadful fpe£kacles had fo nmch pow«r j ^- ' '"^ 
I vow^dy and iblemnly, tp love no mow t ' iV 

JPot fure that iUme is kindled from bebw» r. »<9 

Which breeds fuch fad varic^ty of woe. . ■ .- 3 

Then we defcended» by fome few degreetly . V 

From this ftupendous fcene of rotferies $ 'T 

Bold Reaibn brought me to another cave» 
Bark as the inmoft chambers of the grave* 
Here, youths flie cryM, in the acvteft ptin^ 
Thofe villains lie, who have their fatfaen flain,. 
Stabb'd their own brother!, nay, their firiendSf to . 

Ambitious, proud, revengeful miftrefles j 
Who, after all their fervices, preferr'd 
Some rugged fellow of the brawny herd * 

Before thofe wretches j who, defpairing, dwell 
In agonies no human tongue can tell. 
Parknefs prevents the too amazing fight j 
And you may blefs the happy want of light. 
But my tormented ears were filled with fighs. 
Expiring groans, and lamentable cries. 
So very fad I could endure no more ; 
JidethQUghtIfe\tt\^nutec\«^x^^'}V»t^ } 


Then to my guide faid I, For pity now 
Conduct iqe back $ here I confirm my vow* 
Which, if I dare infringe, be thi$ my fate, 
To**die thus wretched, and repent too late. 
Xhe -charms of beauty I Ul no more purfue t 
Delia, farewell, farewell for ever too. 

Then we returned to the delightful grove { 
Where Reafon ftill difTuaded me from Love. 
You ft«, (he cry'd, what mifcry attends 
On-'Love, and where too frequently it ends ; 
And let not that unwcildy pailion fway 
Yiiur foul, which noiie but whining fools obey.. 
The mafculine, brave fpirit fcorns to own 
The proud ufurper of my facred throne j 
Noi- with idolatrous devotion pays 
To the falfe god, or facrifice, or praife.. 
The Syren's mufic charms the failor's ear ; 
But he is ruinM if he ftops to hear : 
And, if yoq liften, Love's harmonious voica 
; As much delights, as certainly deftroys. 
Ambroila mixM with Aconite may have 
A pleaiant tafte, but fends you to the grave i 
For thpugh the latent poifon may be ftiil 
A while,, it very feldom fails to kill. 
But who *d partake the food of gods, to die 
Within a day, or live in mifery ? 
Who *d eat with emperors, if o'er his head. 
A poniard hung but by a fmgle thread * ? 

. • The feaft of Demopleg. 

Love's banquets af^ extMivligfiiilfy fweet» 

And eithgr kiH, or furfeit^ all tlult eat{ 

Who, when the fated a{)pdtite is tirM, 

E'en loath the thoughts of What they ohce «dmil:*d« 

You Ve ptx>mi8M> Strephoti, to forfake the chalau 

Of Delia> though flie courts you to her anas & 

And fure I may your refolution truft } 

You Ml never want temptation, but be Juft. 

Vows of this nature, youth, muft not be brbke| 

You Ve always bound, though *t is a gentle yoke. 

Would men be wife, and my advice purfiie^ - 

Xove's c6nquefts would be fihall, hii tnum)[>hft lewj 

For nothing can oppofe his tyranny, 

With fuch a profpe6b of fuccefs as I« 

Me he detefts, and from my prefence ^e^ 

Who knows his arts, and ftratagems defpife. 

By which he cancels mighty Wjfdom*« rulesy 

To make himfelf the deity of fools : 

Him dully they adore, him blindly fcrve, 

Some while thfey 're fots, and others while they ftarve; 

For thofe who under his wild conduft go, 

JEither come coxcombs, or he makes them fo; 

His charms deprive, by their ftrange influence. 

The brave of courage, and the wife of fenfe i 

In vain phiiofophy would fet the mind 

At liberty, if once by him confin'd : 

The fcholar's learn-ing, and the^joct's wit, 

A while mky ftrugglc, but at laft f\ibmit4 

Well-weigh'd refults and wife conclufions ieem 

£uten\pty chat^ impertihenoe to hini « 



His opiates relze Co (irongly on the brain i 
They make all prudent applic^itlon vain ; 
If 7 therefore y you r^olve to Hve at eafej 
To tafte the fweetnefe of internal ptace % 
'Would not for fafety lo a battle fly. 
Or choofe a fhipwr«^, if afraid to die ; 
Tf^ from thefe pleafurable jhades remote. 
And leave the fond, in glorious toil of Lore, 

This faid, Aje vanirtiM, and niethoiigln I fotrt 
Myfelf ti-anfportcd to a rifing ground j 
From whence I tlid a pleafant v;ile furvey. 
Large was the profpeft, beautiful j and gay. 
There I beheld th'' apartments of ddight, 
Whofc curious foruif oblig'd the wondering iighi | 
Some in full view upon tlie champaln placMj 
With lofty walli and cooling itreams embrae'd i 
Others, jn fbady grovei, retired frocn noifei 
The feat of private and exalted joys , 
At a great dift^ince I percdvM there ftood 
A lately building in a fpaclous wood> 
Whofe gilded turrets rais'd their beauteous headf 
High in the air, to vkw t;he jieighbouring meadt^ 
•Where vulgar lovers fpend their happy days, 
)n ruftic dancing, and delightful plays. 
But while I gaz'd with adnairation round, 
I heard from far coeleftial mufic found : 
;So foft, fo moving, fo harmonious, all 
The artful charming notes did rife and fall ; 
JMy foul, tranfported with the graceful airs, 
$hook off the preffures of its former fears t 

0^4 \^<i\^ 

»3ft P O M P It £ T^« t P O k MTK/OJ 

I felt afreih the little god begin ' ^'.r'n^^i 

To ftir himfeif, and gimtlt tt#nr %idkia«-, ^' =<» '^ 
Then I repented I had fOW^dw ««ol% ' ' v'i-Md.'lj . 
To love, or Qdia*8 beauteoiit «y«i ftdor^ ' *iii2 ©^ 
Why am I now condemned torbaiiiihilieiity-o i bLtfii^ 
And made aa exile» by f»f <>w« oonfeiitil ': z'-.i^y iQ^;,. 
I figbing cryMy why flbold Ilnreiin prai'*:: -zo^^ url^'f 
Thofe fleeting hours which ne'er rettun «g«i»rl 'a A-/; 
O DeJia I what can wretched Stnphon do^- . ^. a ^ 
Inhuman to himfelf, and ^fe to you I i .ij.lA .^ 

*T is true, I >e prpmisM Reafon lo remove ' r^l 
From thcfe retreats,* and quit bright Delia*i4lff«f:--^ 
But is not Reafon partially unkind ? 
Are all her votaries, like me, confined f \ >- . 

Muft none, tljAt under her dominioa Uvei^ - '^ 

To Love and Beauty veneration ghre f " • 
Why then did Nature youthful Delia grace 
With a majeftic mien, and charming face ^ 
W.^\ did (he give her that fiirprizing airj 
Make her fo gay, fo witty, and fo fair i 
Miftrefs of all that can aflfe£lion move». 
If Reafon will not fuffer us to love ? 
But, fince it muft be fo, I *]1 hafte away f 
*T is fatal to return, and death to ftay. 
From you, bleft ihades t (if I may call you fee 
Inculpable) with mighty pain I go : 
Compeird from hence, I leave my quiet helre} 
I may find fafety, but I buy it dear. 

Then turning round, I faw a beauteoua boyj^, 
fuch as of old were me0bigen of joy «. 



Who art thou, or from whence ? if fenfj faid Fj ^ 
To me, my hafte reqviircs i quick, reply, ^ 

I come, he cry*dl, from yon coeleftial grove, "^ 

Where flands the temple of the God of Love j 
With whofe impoiiani favour you arc gnc^d^^ 
And juftly in his hfgh prote£lion pJacM : 
Be grateftil, Strcphon, aad obey that godj 
"Whofe fccptrc ne'er is changed into a rod i 
That god J to vfham tht haughty and the prout!. 
The boJd^ the braveft, nay, the htft, have bow*di 
That god, whom all the leflTer gods adore ; 
Firft in cuiftence, atid the firft in power. 
From him T come, on cmbnfly cJivinej 
To tell thee, Delh, Delia may be thine ; 
To whom all bean lies rightful tribute payj 
Delia, the young, the lovely, and the gay^ 
If you dare pnfh your fortune, if yon dare 
But be refoiv'd, and prefs the yielding fair> 
Succef* and glory viriU your labours crown ] \ 

For Fate does rarely on the valiant frown. 
But, were you fure to be iwkindly U8'd, 
Boldly received, and fconifuily refus'd j 
He greater glory and more fame obtaihs^ 
Who lofes Delia, than who Phyllis gains. 
But, to prevent all fears that may arifc, 
(Though fears ne'er move the daring and the wrfcX 
In the dark volumes of eternal doom. 
Where all things paft, and prefent, and to come. 
Are writ, I faw thcfe words——" It is decreed, 
'* That Strephon*8 love to Delia flwll fuccced/" 

What wqhM yoo 11109Y WUlt yim4k 1 

Lore^ and be ha^ J thftjdocKiK^WiUL 

In yoath alone you *xe xiyp«ble to pmifr 

This mighty traslports «(f a geMrav^ l«ft4 

For dull old-age, with fumbling laboiH^ ^100^ if^t^ 

Before the blifs, •r givet but withurM j«ya«r; * * y,\ 

Youth *t the 'beft. tune for aftion mortUa }mm$ ■' i 

That pafty they touch the confinca <rf tha tfMi» ^'"'| 

N0W9 if you hope to lie in ]>elia*t4tfaM» • . f - ' '- 

To die in n^turea, or diflblve in chann^ ^ 

Quick to the blifafalt happy manfion flj^ 

Where all is one contuuM eatafy* 

Delia impatiently ezpe& you there t 

And fure yam will not diih|qpoiiit the iair* 

None but the ifl^tent or old would -ftaji . 

When Loremvitaisa&d Beau^ oaUa «v^« 

Oh J you convey, £iidly dear charming boy. 
Into my foul a ilrange diforderM joy. 
I would, but dare not, your advice pnrfue i 
I *ve promisM Reafon, and I muft be true, 
Reafon 's tb^ rightful emprefs of the foul 4 
Does all exhorbitant defires control j 
Checks every wild excurfion of the mind^ 
By her wife dilates happily confioM ; 
And he that will not lier commands obey« 
Leaves a. fafe convoy in a dangerous Tea, 
True, I love Delia to a vaft excefs. 
But I muft try to make my paifion kfs : 
Try if I can, if poffible, I virill, 
For I have vowM^ and muft that vow fulfil* 


Oh I had 1 not, wilU whit a vigorous flight 
Could I purfuc the quarries of dcljght ! 
How could 1 p*t(i fmir Del 13 iji thefe arm», 
TiU I diflblvM in icrvei and (he in charm» I 
Hut now no more muft I fat^r beautit;^ view { 
Yet tremble at her thoughts to leave her too* 
What would r givCf I might my flame aJIow I 
But *t Ji foi'bid by Reafon, and a vow | 
Two mighty obltaclei j thoxigb Love of old 
Has broke through greater, ftroDger powers contrord* 
Sh0uld I offend, by high exampJe taught, r 

'T would not be an inexpiable fault. 
The crimes of malice have found grace above. 
And fure kind Heaven will fpare the criroca of Love* 
CouhrA thou^ my angel, but inJb-uft me how 
1 might be happy I and not break my vuw j 
Or, by fome fuhile art, diflblve the chain j 
You 'd fbon revive my dying hope* again* 
XeafoA and Love, I know, could ne^r agree j 
Both wouid command, and both fuperior be, 
Keafon U fupported by the finewy force 
Of foltd fti^ment, and wife dtfcourfe s 
9^t L«ve pretends to ufe no other arnas 
Than foft irojsrefHons, and perfuafive cbarmi« 
One mud be difobey'd j and (hall I prove 
A rebel to my Reafon, or to Love ? 
,B\xt then, fuppofe I fhould my fiame purfue^ 
Delia may be unkind, and faithlefs too ; 
JR.eje6l my paifion with a proud difdain, 
And fiuArA^be love of fuch an humble fwain 1 

.%l6 P 0M9 R« T^S FOE M 9^ 

Then fliottldll labour under mighty grief. 

Beyond all hopes or profpefl of relief. 

So that, methinks, *t is fafer to obey 

Right Reafon, though die bears a rugged fway^ 

Than Lovers foft rule, whofe fubjefts undei^j^ 

Early or late, too fad a (hare of woe. 

Can I ft) foon forget that wretched crew, 

Reafon jiid now exposM before my Yiew I- 

If Delia fbouid be cruel, I muft be 

A fad partaker of their miiery. 

But your encouragements A> ftrongly more, 

I 'm almoft tempted to- purfue ray love : 

For fure no treacherous deHgns (hould dwell 

Iir one that argues and perfuades (b well $ 

For what could Love by my deftru£tion gain-^ 

Love 's an immortal god, and- 1 a fwainj 

And Aire I may without fufpicion truft 

A god, for gods can never be unjuft. 

Right you conclude, reply'd the fmiling boy ;: 
Love ruins none, 't is men themfelvcs deftroy a 
And thofe vile wretches which you lately faw^ 
TranfgrefsM his rules, as well as Reafon*s law. 
They 're not Love's fubjefts, but the flaves of Luft> 
Nor is their punifhment fo great as juft. 
For Love and Luft effentially divide^ 
Like day and night, Humility and Pride j 
One darknefs hides, t' other does always. (hine-j. 
This of Infernal make, and that divine. 
Reafon no generous padion does oppofe j 
*X is Luft (not Love) and- Reafoa that are foes.. . 


ds yo« fcdm a bftfe inglonouft flamet 
as the gloomy fliade from whence it came t 
i her precepts (hotiid obedience find j 
mrs it not of that ignoble kind. 
cr in thinking (he would difapprove 
rave purfuit of honourable love : 
lierefore judge what ^s. harmlefs an offence { 
her meaning, and miftake her fenfe. 
uld not fttch infipid counfel give, 
t to love at all $ *ti8 not to live $ 
vhere bright virtue and true beauty lies, 
hat in DoKa, charming Delia*s eyes. 
, you contented fee th* angelic maid 
I Alexis* dull embraces laid ? 
igh-hewn Tityrus poiTefs thofe charms, 
h are in heaven, the heaven of Delia^s arms f 
ler, youth, what tranfport you forego, 
loft intire felicity below 5 
b is by late alone refervM for you : 
irchs have been deny'd ; for monarcbs fue. 
*t is difficult to gain the prize; 
would be cheap and low in noble eyes 1 
sere is one foft minute, when the mind 
.unguarded, waiting to be kind ; 
ti the wife lover underftanding right, 
in like day upon the wings of light, 
irge your vow, but can thofe vows prevail, 
e firft foundation and whofc reafon fail ? 
row*d to leave fair Delia ; but you thought 
paffion was a crime, your flame a fault* 


3tf FQMF»ET*a rO»»|Jh r4ua 
But fince your jodgmtiit tn^^ it hut luttect. «bid^ 
TobiiidafcaU»biitMdiMT*dofc«uiffe| • w<i 
And therefore bcficatiQolMfarlMVf^ ..jilj 

But baniih all the daU venaiM of -ftvw. ... > r^v^ 
Dare you be haypy, yoalk ) bm dMief^MLkllf m rHi 
I *11 be your convoy to the cbsmringibft . / -i^t; 

What! AiUinrt(bliile?d^»tiDf ftiU? .v,/,l\ 

View her, and tboi focfiikc bcr if yflmwfOi . : r 

I *]1 go, (aid Is Mce mtfc | *liwiitn«»U4 :jr. 
*T is brave to perifr by « noble fal)» . . ^ ,. .ji 
Beauty no i]Mrtal cat refifts imdjcitf - 
Laid by hit gra»de«r» to indiil^ )m IqilU ; j 

Reafon, if IdooTfOAy crimefiyijrac.. . . V -i* 
Angelt alone without ofkading. Uv»* ,i'. 

I go aftray hm as the wife hs^f^dwi^ 
And a£^ i^ ^ly wbif b thfy did |ijH f 

Then we, deicendi^ to a fpacioiv pJUim. 
Were foon faluted by a numerous train 
Of happy lovers, who confum'd their kouffi^ 
With qoniftant jollity, in (hady bowers. 
There I beheld the bleft variety 
Of joy, from all corroding troubles free i 
Each followM his own fancy to delight $ 
Though all went different ways, 3ret all went ri^« 
None errM, or mifsM the happineis he ibught { 
Love to one centre every twining brought* 
We pafs'd through munerous |4eaiant Md^ and f^dd 
\y murmuring fountains, and by peaceful ihades { 
1 'ill we ap^a£Vi*d the confines of the wood, 
Where mighty \jQn^% ViMttsX^ xeBo^%n«^ \ 

LOVE't*nfiS»*AKTO*»!R:i»AtoN. sjt 

Round the cceiehMfnuif in goMf roWt, 
And beauteous order» amorous myttle grovri | 
Beneath whofe ihade ezpe£tidg lovers wait 
For the kind minute of indulgent fate : 
Each had his guardian Cupid, whofe chief carff 
By fecret motions, was to warm the fair } 
To kindle eager longings for the joy s 
To move the flow, and to incline the coy. 

The glorious fabric charm'd my wondtring fi(^ht| 
Of vaft extent, and of prodigious height : 
The cafe was marble, bat the poli^*d ftone 
With fuch an adorable luftre flione. 
As if fome archite^k divine had ftrovt 
T* outdo the palace of imperial Jove ; 
The ponderous gates of maily gold were made. 
With diamonds of a mighty iize inlaid ; 
Here ftood the winged guards, in order plaeM, 
With ihining darts and golden quivers gracM : 
As we approachM, they clappM their joyful wtngs, 
And cryM aloud. Tune, tune your warbling ftriogs i 
The grateful youth is come, to facrifice 
At Delia^s altar to bright Delia*s eyes i 
With harmony divine his foul infpire, 
That he may boldly touch the facred fire $ 
And ye that wait upon the blufhing fair, 
Cceleftial incenfe and perfumes prepare ; 
While our great god her panting bofom w:\nn8» 
Refines her beauties, and improves her charms. 1 

Entering the fpacious dome, my ravifliM eyes ") 

A wondrous icene of glory did fuiprise i 



til*. • FOM.P;RBT* 8' *0«:Mf*-- =-o.i. 
The richety fymineti>y,«jid l)nglUii«(ii9 «U( . ..• >.*,,,. 
Bid equally, for admiration calL^ . , , ^ ; . , • . ^^f ^ 
But the deicriptioo i^ a Jlaboiir fit '/^t ' ' riissB- 

For none beneath a Uvijeal angel's wit. ; ^ v,- ' ,^ 4. 
Amid^ the temple wa» an alur ffia4^: , ^;.-, : . { r^s 
Of foHd gold, where adoration *s paid | . ... y,^ . 
Here I performed the uAial rites wiUi-fear^,- ••.•:>::■ :! 
Kot daring boldly to approach too near. | .y[ ^ .,.,^ 
Tilljfrom the god a fmiling Cupid caiQ9». . « ; , ' ^A'\ 
And bid me touch tkt confecrated flame : ■ - : ^ *] « 
Which done, .my guide my eager fteps 6oi)vey*d ^ 
To the apartment of the beattteouiKflfiaUL. . . ' '\ 
Before the entrance was hfcr aUat raisM, ' . . . n 
On pedeftals of poliihM marble plac'df . . j.; ) vj 
By it her guardian Cupid always ftsMMUt • .. .- ^ 
Who troops of nufllonary Loves command t .. . 
To him, with (bft addreiTes all repair : 
Each for his captive humbly begs the fair : 
Though ftill in vain they importunM ; for he 
WcMild give encouragement to none but me. 
There ftands the youth, he cry'd, muft take a blifs. 
The lovely Delia can be none but his : 
Fate has felc6led him j and mighty Love 
Confirms below what that decrees above. 
Then prefs no more i there ''s not another fwain 
On earthy but Strepbon, can bright Delia gain. 
Kneel, youth, and with a grateful mind renew 
Your vows J fwear you 'U eternally be true. 
But if you dare be falfe, dare perjurM prove. 
You '11 find, in fure revenge, affronted Love , 

As hot| a» fierce) as terrible, as Jove. 

Hear me, ye gods, faid I, now hear me fwcar. 
By all that 's facred, and by all that *8 fair I 
If I prove falfe to Delia, let me fall 
The common obloquy, condemnM by all ! 
Let me the utmoft of your vengeance try j 
Forc'd to live wretched, and uhpity'd die ! 

Then he expos'd the lovely ileeping maid. 
Upon a couch of new-blown rofes laid« 
The blufhing colour in her cheeks exprefsM 
What tender thoughts infpir'd her heaving breafr. 
Sometimes a figh half-fmotherM Hole awayi 
Then fhe would Strephon, charming Strcphon, fay y 
Sometimes ihe, fmiling, cryM, You love *tis true j. 
But will you always, and be faithful too ? 
Ten thoufand graces play'd about her face 5 
Ten thoufand charms attending every grace :. 
Each admirable feature did impart 
A fccrct rapture to ray throbbing heart. 
The nymph • imprifon'd in the bi-azen tower^. 
When Jove defcended in a golden (hower, 
Lefs beautiful appeared,, and yet her eyes 
Brought down that god from the neglcftcd Ikies.. 
So moving, fo tranfporting was the fight ; 
So much a goddefs Delia feem'd, fo bright 5 
My ravifh'd foul,.with fecret wonder fraught^ 
Lay all difiblv'd in extafy of thought. 

Long time I gaz'd : but, as I trembling drew 
Nearer, to make a more obliging view. 
It thundered loud, and the ungrateful noife 
Wak*dmc, and put an end to all my joys- 
* Danae, 



AS Strcphon, in a withered cyprefs (hade, . V 

For anxious thought and fighing lovers made^. 
Revolving lay upon his wretched ftate, , ^: " 

And the hard ul'age of too partial Fate 5 
Thus the fad youth complainM : Once happy fwain* ' 
Now the moft abjed fliepherd of the plain I 
Where > that harmonious concert of delights, ' " 

Thofe peaceful days, and pleafurable nights, ; 

Thai generous mirth and noble jollity. 
Which gaily made the dancing minutes flee? 
BifpersM and banilhM from my troubled bneaft^ 
Nor leave me one fhort interval of reft. 

Why do I proiecute a hopelefs flame. 
And play in tomient Aich a lofmg game ? 
All things conlpire to make my ruin fure : 
When wounds are mortal, they admit no cure. 
But Heaven fometimes does a miraculous thing. 
When our laft hope is juft upon the wing 5 
And in a moment drives thofe clouds away^ 
Whofe fuUen darknefs hid a gloiious day. 

Why was I bom, or why do I furvive j 
To be made wretched only, kept alive ? 
'Fate is too cruel in the harfh decree. 
That I muft live, yet live in mifery. 
Are all its pleafing happy moments gone ? 
Muft Strephoh btunfertui;iat9 alone f 

Oa other Iwains it laviflily beftows ; 
Oa them each nymph negltfled favour tlirows 5 
Tfeey meet compiiance ftill in every face, 
And lodge ttveiir pafllons In a kind embrace } 
Obtainitig from the foft incurious maid 
Xrtie love .for counterfeit, and gold for lead* 
Suecefs on Ma^vius always does attend j 
IncQnftant fortune is his conllaTit f riend : 
He levels blindly, yet the mark does hiti 
And owes ihe viftory to chance, not wit, 
But| let him conquer ere one blow he Itrtick j 
I 'd not be M:sviuta to have Maeviiis'^ luck. 
Proud of my fate, I would not change my chains 
For all ike trophies purring Maeviua gaiiis] 
But rather iliU live Delia 'a (lave, than be 
Like Mie^us CiUy^ and like Mscvius Ixae. 
But he Is happy loves the common road , 
And, pack-harf^ like, jogs on beneath his load^ 
If Phillia pEevilli or unkind does prove, 
It ne^er didurbs his grave mechanic love. 
A little joy his languid flame contents. 
And makes him eafy under all events. 
But when a pafllon ^s noble and fubllme. 
And higher ftill would every moment climb { 
If 't is accepted v/ith a juft return. 
The fire 's immortal, will for ever burn ; 
And with fuch raptures fills the lover's breaft> 
That faints in paradife are fcarce more blcft. 

But I lament my miferies in vain j 
For Delia hears roe, pitilefs, complain. 



Suppofe (be pities, and believes me true, 
Wbat fatisfaflion can from thenee accrue, 
Unlefs her pity makes ber love me too ? 
Perhaps (he loves (^t is bat perhaps, I fear. 
For that's a bleiiing can't be bought too dear) 
If (he has (bruples that oppofe her will, 
I muft, alas ! be roiferable (till. 
Though, if (he loves, thofe fcniples ibon will, fly "" 
'Before the reafoning of the Deity : 
For, where Love enters, he will rule alone. 
And fuffer no copartner in his throne $ 
And thofe falfe arguments that would repel 
His high injunctions, teach us to rebel. 

What method can poor Strephon then proponn^ 
To cure the bleeding of his fatal wound. 
If (he, who guide$l the vexatious dart, # 

Refolves to cheri(h and increafe the fmart f 
Go, youth, from thefe unhappy plains remove,. 
Leave the purfuit of unfuccefsful love : 
Go, and to foreign fwains thy griefs relate. 
Tell them the cruelty of frowning Fate j 
Tell them the noble charms of Delia's mind. 
Tell them how fair, but tell them how unkind. 
And when few years thou haft in forrow fpent 
(For fure they cannot be of large extent) j 
In prayers for her thou lov'ft, reiign thy breath. 
And blcfs the minute gives thee eafe and death. 

Here paus'd the fwain — when Delia driving by- 
Her bleating fi^ock lo fomt fre(h pafture^igh. 


By Love dij'cfted, did her fteps convey 
Where Strephojij wrappM in filcnt forrow, lay. 
As foon as he perceivM the beauteous maiJ, 
He rofe to meet her^ and thui^ tremblmg^ fatd : 

When humble fuppliants would the godi appeaie» 
And in fevcre affli^ions beg for cafe. 
With conftant importunity they fue^ 
And their petitions every day renew ^ ' 
Crow iliU Tnore earneft as they are denyM, 
Nor one well-wcigh'd expedient leave untryM, 
Till Heaven thofe blc flings they enjoy'd before, 
Koi only does return j but gives thcrn inorci 

O, do not blame me, Delia I it I prefs 
So much, and with impatience, for redrefi,r 
My ponderous griefs no cafe my foul allow j 
For they are next t' intolerable now * 
How ihall I then fupport them, when they grow 
To an excefsy to a diftra6ling woe? 
Since you 're cndow'd with a celeftial mind. 
Relieve like Heaven, and like the gods be kind. 
Did you perceive the torments I endure. 
Which you firft caus'd, and you alone can cure. 
They would your virgin foul to pity move, 
And pity may at laft be chang'd to love. 
Some fwains, I own, impofe upon the fair. 
And lead ih* incautious maid into a fnare j 
But let them fuffer for their perjury, 
And do not punifh others crimes with raft. 
If there 's fo many of our fex untrue, 
Vourg /bouJd more kindly ufe the faixVi£u\ £^v# % 


Though innocence too dft incurs thfe fete }? 

Of guilty iind clears rtfelf fbmetimes too hiStt. ' ; *'^ 

Your nature is to tenderneft inclined j ^'^ 

And why to me, to me alone unkind ? '^ 

A cofmnon love, byotber perfons fliewn, ^ '" 
Meets with a full return 3 but mine has none i "J 
Nay, fcarce belicv'd, though from deceit as fret- 
As angels flames can for archangels be. 
A paffion feignM, at no repulfe is griey*d» 
And values little if it ben't receiv*d : 
But, love fincere refents the fmaileft fcorA, 
And the unkindnefs does in fecret mourn. 

Sometimes T pleafe myfelf, and think you art 
Too good to make me wretched-^by deipair : 
That tendemefs, which in your foul is plac*<]». 
Will move you to compafBon ftire at laft. 
But, when I come to take a fedond view 
Of my own merits, I defpond of you : 
For what can Delia, beauteous Delia, fee. 
To raife in her the leaft efteem for me : 
I 've nought that can encourage my addrefs ; 
My fortune 's little, and my wOrth is lefs : 
But, if a love of the fublimeft kind 
Can make impreflion on a generous mind j 
If all has real value that 's divine, 
There cannot be a nobler flame than mine. 

Perhaps you pity me ; I know you muft. 
And my affection can no more diftruft : 
But what, alas ! will helplefs pity do ? 
You pity, but yovi mvj dtf^vCe me too. 



SltU I am wrctclieJ if no more you give^ 
Tbi^ ftjvrTing orphan cui;*t on pity live : 
He muft n?ceive the foott for which he crks, 
Or h? confum^s j and^ though much pityM, dies. 

My torments dill do with my paflion grow ; 
The more I love, the more 1 undergo ► 
But fu{7tr me no longer to remain 
B^neith tht prefTure of fo v aft a pain. 
My wouJid rcqtiires fome fpeedy remedy : 
I>dayi are fatal, when deJpair is nigh. 
Much I Ve endur'd, much more thiTi I can tcU j 
Too much, indeed, for on^ that los-ea fo welL 
When will ths end of all my lorrows be ? 
Can you not love ? I 'm fare you pity me- 
But, if I mull new miferie* fuliamj 
And he condemned to more and itron^er pail*, 
I ""U not accufe you, fince my fate is fuch, 
I pi en fe too Wltlc, and I love too much, 

Strephon, no more j the biuihing JJena laid, 
Excufe the condu6l of a timorous maid : 
Now I 'm convincM your love 's fublime and true,. 
Such as I always wifli'd to find in you. 
Each kind exprefiion, every tender thought, 
A mighty tiTinfpoit in my bofom wrought : 
And though in fecret I your fiame approved, 
I figh'd, and griev'd, but durft not own I lov'd.. 
Though now — O Strephon ! be fo kind to guefs, 
What (hamc will not allow me confefs. ' 

The youth, encorapafs'd with a joy fo bright,. 
Had hardly ftrength to bear the vaft di>iigh{.. 



By too fublime ain extafy pofleft, . 9 "'. 

lie trembled, gaz'd, and clafpM her to hit breafti -. .rvi,; 
Ador'd the nymph that did his pain remoref . fi'^' 

Vow*d endlefs truth, and cverlaftbg'love. * ">, 



ALL men have follies which they blindly trace 
Through the dark turnings of a dubiovt nuue. 
But happy thofe, who, by a prudent eare^ 
Retreat betimes from the fallacious fnare. 

THc eldctt fons of Wifdora were not free 
From the fame failure you condemn in me 1 
They lovM, and, by that glorious paffion Itdp 
Forgot what Plato and themfelves had (aid. 
Love triumph'^d o'er thofe dull, pedantic rules. 
They had colle6led from the wrangling fchools. 
And made them to his noble fway fubmit, 
In fpite of all their learning, art, and wit : 
Their grave, ftarch'd morals, then unuleful pror'd } 
Thefe dufty charafters he foon removed 5 
For, when his (hining fquadrons came in view. 
Their boafted reafon murmurM, and tirithdrew } 
Unable to oppofe their mighty force 
With phlegmatic refolves, and dry difcourfe* 

If, as the wifeft of the wife have err'd, 
I go affarsy, and am condemnM unheard ; 
My faults you too feverely reprehend, 
IVforc like a 6%vi ocnfot thui a friend. 


*Lo^re is the tnona^rch pifHon of tbe mindf 
Ktiows no fu peri or, by no laws confiji'd. 
But triuoaplis Itill, impatiiiot of control, 
O'er all the proud endawmcnts of the foul. 

You owdM my Deliij friend, divinely fair. 
When in the bud her native beauties were ^ 
Your praife did then her early charm f confefs. 
Yet you M perfuade me to adore her lefs. 
You but the nop -age of her beauty fawr. 
But might from thence fubli me idea* draw. 
And what fhe is, by what {he was, conclude ; 
For now ftue goFcrns tbofc flae then fubdued* 

Her afpc£t noble and mature h grown, 
And every charm in its full vigour known* 
There we may wondering view, diftin^lly writ. 
The lines of goodncft j and the marks of wli s 
Each feature, emulous of pleafing mofl, 
Doe« juftiy fome peculiar fweetnef* boa ft ; t 
And her compofure *s of fo fine a frame. 
Pride cannot hope to mend, nor Envy blame. 

When the immortal Beauties of the Ikies 
Contended naked for the golden prize. 
The apple had not fairn to Venus' fhare. 
Had I been Paris, and my Delia there ; ^ 
lo whom alone we all their graces find* 
The moving gaiety of VcnuBp join'd 
With Juno's afpe£i, and Minerva's mind. 

View bolh thofc nymphs whom other fv^ams adore, 
You *11 value xhanning Delia iUll the more. 



ft50 POMFRET'8 P O E M Sv 

Dorinda's mien 's majeftic, but her mind 

Is to revenge and peeviflinefs inclinM : 

Myrtylla 's fair ; and yet Myrtylla 's proud : 

Chloc has wit ; but noify, vain, and loud ; 

Mclania doats upon the fillycil things ; 

And yet Mclnnia like an angil fingj. 

But in my Delia all eijclowments meet. 

All that is jud, a^^rccablc, orfweet; 

All that can pi-aife and actmiration move. 

All that the v/ifcft and the bravefl: love. 
In all difcourle flie 's appcffite and gay. 

And ne'er wants fomethihg pertinent to fay j- 

For, if the fubje£l *s of a ferious kind. 

Her thoughts are manly, and her fenfe re/inM 5, 

But if divertive, her cxpreflion 's fit. 

Good language, joinM with inofFenfive wit 5. 

So cautious always, that (he ne'er affords 

An idle thought the charity of words. 

The vices common to her fcx can find 
No room, ev'en in the fuburbs of her mind 5 
Concluding wifely (he 's in danger ftill. 
From the mere neighbourhood of induftrious illk 
Therefore at diftance kecj)S the fubtle foe, 
Whofe near approach would formidable grow j. • 
Whik the unwary virgin is undone, 
And meets the mifery which (he ought to (hun. 

Her wit is penetrating, clear, and gay ; 
But let true judgment and right reafon fway j 
Modeftly bold, and quick to apprehend 5 
Prompt in replies, but cautious to offend, 

5 He 


Her dirts are keerit but Ie?erd with fuch care. 
They ue*er fill fhofrt, and icldom fly too fir; 
For when ilre railiies ""t is with fo much art, 
Wc blufh with pleafmr, and \ipith rapture fm^irt. 

Oj CeUdon ! you would my fiame appro vc>. 
l>id you but heai^ her talk of igivtv 
That tender p^flion to htt fancy brings 
The prettieft notions, and the (bftell thinga j 
Which aie by her ft> movingly e^t prcft. 
They fill with extafy my throbbijig bre^ilt*. 
*TI* then the charms of cioq^ience impart 
Their native glories iiiihnprov''d by art ; 
By what the fays I mcafure things above,. 
And gwth the language of feraphic love. 

To the cool bofom of a peaceful fliade. 
By fome wild beech or lofty poplar made. 
When evening comes, we fccrctly repair 
To breathe in private, and unbend our; 
And while ourfloclcs in fruitful paftures feed. 
Some well-deiign'd, inftru^ivc poem rtiid j 
Where ufeful moFala, with foft nnmbera jojn'd>. 
At once delight and cultivate the minti : 
Which are by her to more perfe£li^n b rough t# 
By wifi; remarks upon the poet's thought j 
So well file knows the fbmp of eioquenctj 
The empty fotind of words fiom folid £GnCiM 
The 6orid fyiltian of a rbyming fpark. 
Whole random arrow ne\'r comia near the markf 
C^n*t on her judgnient be impos'd, zm\ piifa 
Far Aajidard |;ol4, when "t ii but i^llded bts^Ca. 



Oft in the walks of an adjacent grove. 

Where firft we mutually engagM to love^ , 

6he fmiling aik'd me, Whedier I *d prefe 

An humble cottage on die plaint witlhliery 

Before the pompous building of the -great ^ 

And find content in that inferior ftate ? 

$aid I, The queftion you propofe to me. 

Perhaps a matter of debate might be. 

Were the degrees of my affection left 

Than burning martyrs to the gods expreft. 

In you I Ve all I can delire below, 

That earth can give roe, or the gods beAowy ^' ' 

And, bleft with you, I know not where to find 

A fecond choice, you take up all my mind* 

I *d not forfake that dear, delightful phua^ 

Where charming Delia, Love and Delia reig8» 

For all the fplendor that a court can give. 

Where gaudy ffools and bufy ftatefmen live* 

Though youthful Paris, when his birth was knOfWB 

(Too fatally related to a throne) 

Forfook Oenone, and his rural fports. 

For dangerous greatnefs, and tumultuous courts \ 

Yet Fate fliould ftill offer its power in vain } 

For what is power to fuch an humble fwain ? 

I would not leave my Delia, leave my fair. 

Though half the globe (houid be alfign'd my iharo* 

And would you have me, friend, refle^l again* 
Become t\ve bafe^ axid ^^ "ww^ «C men ? 
O, do not «r^ w, Ce\^^«v% \w\«w\ 
rcannot \ea^e.\i«>^^% w. 0«axm«.^i^vt\ 


Should I your coujlfel in this cafe piiffye, 
You might lufpcfl me for a villain too j 
For fare that perjurM wretch ctin never proire 
Jtl& to hit frieniJf who *s faith kfs lo his [ove* 


AS thofe who hope hereafter heiven to (hurc,, 
A rigorous exile here can calmly beafj. 
And, with col1e£1red fplrit^t^ undergo 
' The fad v^inety of pam below j 
L Vcftj with mtsnfc reflect ious^ antedate 
k The mighty r^ptuiea nf a future Hate ; 
■^While the bright profpe6t of approaching joy^ 
■ Creates a blifa no trouble can dcftroy j 
m So, thouj^h I 'm tofs'd by giddy Forturie'fi hand,. 
' Et'h to the confine* of my native land i 
Where I can hear the itormy ocean roar. 
And break its waves upon the foaming /hore i 
Though from my Delia banifhM i all that 's dear^ 
That's goodj or beautiful, or eharming here : 
Yet flattering hopes encovirage tne to live, 
Aad tell me Fate v^ill k-ivider minutes give j 
That the dark trcafury of times contain* 
A glonou* day, will finiQi all my pains: 
And, while I contemplate on joyi to come^ 
My griefs are filent, and my furrows dumb* 
Believe me, nymph ^ believe me, charmmg fvuv, 
/Wiitfjs? tntth '§ coofp;cuQ\iif wc need not Cwc^ir \ 


»54 ?OMFRET*$ POBltf^fcTv' 

Oaths will fufipole a diffidoocf in yoa« 7 ^^ 

That I am £dfe, my flame fiftUioni too): ^ifiip 
Were I condemnM bj Fato*s ia^ierial pofn^. ^^4 
Ke*er to retum to y^iir cq^brfces mfiprej^ »''<*«s^ 

I *d rcom whatever the bafy world conld gif«{ •. 
*T would be the worft of miferies to live c 
For all my wf(hes and defines pyrfibe^ . ' r, 

All I admire, or covet here, is yoii« 
Were I poffisfs^d of yom- fsqninag cbwwis - j 

And Iodg*d again within my Ddift'a aivti^. . . t 
Then would my joys a&end to. that ikgHC* .; ij 

Could angels envy, they would envy mew 

Oft, as I wander in a filent iliadft» 
When bold vexations would my fi>Hl tmade^ .j > 
1 banifh the rough thought, andiKNM fnirfot^ 
But what inclines, my willing, mind to ynu. 
The foA; refloftions on your facrad lone^ 
Like fovereign antidotes, all cares remove ; 
Compofing every faculty to reft. 
They leave a grateful flavour in my breaii. 

RetlrM fometimes into a lonely grove, 
I think o^er all the fl-ories of ouc love. 
What mighty pleafure have I oft poflefsM^ 1 

When, in a mafculine embrace, Ipreft 1 

The lovely Delia to my heaving bmafl t - J 

Then T remember, and with vaft delight, , ■ 

The kind expreflions of the parting night t ' 

Methought the fun too quick returned again, -- 

And day feemM ne'er impertinent till then. 


r and coiiti-:i£ted was our eager bliJi | 

;e of pleafure In each generous kiis: 

of delight id mami^riu we co]rkprb''d| 

tea V en itfeif was there cpitomii'd, 

J when the glories of the f^aftern Jlght 

>w*d the twitikUng tapers of the nighty 

ell, my Deli^, O faiiewell ! faid I^ 

tmoft period of my time is nigh i 

rucl Fate forbids tny longei iby, 

vrelcbet^ Strephon is com jieli'd* away, ^ 

hough I mull my native phins forego^ 

ce thefc Jitflds, fotfalc niy Delia ttio § 

ange of fortutie iliall for ev^<;f move 

titled baia of my imraortaJ love. 

d tnuft my Strephon, mull my faithftil fwalc^ 

c'd, you cry'dj 10 a remotev plain I 

arling of my foul fo foon remov*d t 

hnly value4j and the btft belavM I 

gh other i wains to me ih^rmfclvcfi addrcfs'd, 

Lon was ftiU di^ftinguifti'd frpm the raft : 

nd inilpid all their courtfhip feem'id j 

themfelves, their paflions leis, efteera'd : 

ly averfion with their flames increased, 

lone but Strephon partial Delia pleasM. 

gh I 'm deprived of my kind fhepherd's fight, .^ 

f the day, and blefling of the night 5 

n\\ you, Strephon, will you love me ftill ? 

ver, flatter me and fay you will, 

hould you entertain a rival love; 

d you unkind to me, or faithlefs prove 5 

No mortal e'er could half fo wretched be i J" -^^ 
For fure no mortal ever lov'd like me; ' ' V?.* 

Your beauty, nymph, faid I, ray fthh ftWliil !?•'•? 
Thofe you once conquer, muft be always youritf'^^^W* 
For, hearts fubdued by your viflorious eyet^' ^jP" 
No force can ftonn, no ftrstagem furpiitt ^ " ' ^* 
Nor can I of captivity complain, - *" *'*' 

While lovely Delia holds the glorious chaTir* ' '' *" 
The Cyprian queen, in young Adonis* armf » ' ^ 

Might fear, at Icaft," he would defpife her c' 

But I can never fuch a monfter provCf 
To (light the bleflings of my Delia^s lorew 
Would thofe who at cefeftial tables fit». 
Bltft with immortal wine, immortal wit} 
C hoofs to defcenil to fome inferior boanl» 
Which nought bat fcum and nosfenfe e«n 
Nor can I e*cr to thoft gay nymphs ^addreft^ 
Whofe pride is greater, and whofe charms are left i 
Their tinfeL beauty may, perhaps, fubd^e 
A^audy coxcomb, or a fulfome beau i^ 
But feem at beft indifferent to me. 
Who none but you with admiration fee. 

Now, would the rolling orbs obey my wiir, 
I 'd make ihe fun a fecond time ftand ftill. 
And to the lower world their light repay. 
When conquering Jo/hua robb'd them of a day ; 
Though our two fouls would different pafRons prove f 
bis was a thirft of glory, mine of love. 
It will not be ; the fun makes hafte to riie^ 
And take p>(fcfiion of iha eadern d^iec r 


AH tHiiriiE TO hiixA. %$? 

Tct one mott kift, tiioiigli milliont ^ too few { 
jAnd, Delia, fince we nraft, maft part, adieu* 

Aa Adam, fay an injoi^d Maker dmen 
From Sdeii*t grovesi die vicinage of Heayen j 
Compeird to wander, and ofaHgM to bear 
Tlie harfli impreffiona of a mder air} 
With mighty iorrow, and with weeping eyel, 
Xook*d back, and moomM the lofs of paradife : 
With a concern like his did I review 
Mf native plains, my charming Delia too ; 
JPor I left paradiie in leaving yon. 

If, as I walkf a pleafant (hade I find, 
'It brings yonr Biir idea to my mind t 
Sirch was the happy place, I, -fighing, fay. 
Where I and Delia, lovely Delia, lay ; 
When firft I did my tender thoughts impart. 
And made a grateful prefent of my heart. 
0r, if my friend, in bis apartment, (hews 
Some piece of Van Dyck*s, or of Angelo's, 
In which the artift has, with wondrous caro, 
DcfcribM the ficc of one exceeding fair ; 
Though, at firft fight, it may my paffion raift, 
And every feature I admire and praife i 
Yet ftill, methinks, upon a fecond view, 
•Tis not To beautiful, fo fair as you. 
Jf I converfe with thofe whom moft admit 
To have a ready, gay, vivacious, wit j 
They want fpmc amiable, moving grace, 
Some turn of fancy that my Delia has : 

«5t P0MFR£T;,S: fO^EMItfA 
For ten good thoughts aiiK)i^.% crowd tbfif. .V^-^ 
Methinks ten tboufand are uop(;rt/\peBt« .r^.^ \^g^\ 

Let other fliepherds, that are ipr^ne tp n||g^' :.^ 
With each caprice, their ^^]|^ humoiin cliMglitf.. -.f 
They frdin variety lefs joys l^ceiye, . . 'W-^ ../J 
Than you alone are capable^ gijrc, • ,,,..| .j ^• 

Nor will I envy thofc iU'judgjuig fwiij^ , . -.j^^, ^..-r-; 
(What they enjoy 's the rcfuie of the plaioO::; 'i.'.iu , i 
Jf, for my ihare of happipefs below, - !'ji v,' 

Kind Heaven upon me Delia wpuld bejftow | : * 

Whatever bleilings it can give befide, ; 

Let all mankind among themfdvet divide. * . ., -;- 

• ' ;'■ ;: :- 

AS gentle Strephon to his fold coovcyM . . ; 
A wandering lamb, which from the flocks had 

Beneath a mournful cyprefs (hade he found (ftray^di 
Cofmelia weeping on the dewy ground. 
AmazM, with eager hade he rau to know 
The fatal caufc of her intemperate woe j 
And, clafping her to his impatient breatl. 
In thefe foft words his tender care cxpreft. 
Why moui-ns my dear Cofmelia ? Why appears 
My life, my foul, dilToIvM in briny tears ? 
Has fome fierce tiger thy lovM heifer flain. 
While I was wandering on the neighbouring plain ? 
Or, has fome greedy wolf devoured thy flieep ? 
What fad misfortune makes Cofmelia weep ? 


Sp^akj that I may prevent thy gneP* increafc, ^^^ 

Partake thy Ibrrows, or reflore thy peace. j 


Do you not hear from far that mournful bdl } 
'Ti> for— ^r cannot the fad tidjDg$ tdJ* 
Obj whither are my fainting fpSrit* fled \ 
*TiB for Ca^lellia — Str<:phon, Oh — Slse *s dead I 
The brightelt nymph^ the pnncefA of the plajn^ 
'^^ an untimely dart, untimely fluin I 

Dead ! 'Tis imjKiJIjbie ! She cannot die i 
She ''s too divme, too much a Deity i ^^^ ^ - 

'Tis a falfe tiimour fomc ill f^vains have fprcad, |w 
Who viili} perhaps, the good Cselellia de<id* tr 

Ah I No i the truth in every face appeaj « ; 
For every face you meet 's overflow 'tl with tcur*. 
Trembling, and pale, I ranthruugh all the plain, 
Ffom flotk to flock J and afk'd of every fwjin, ^ 

But eachj fcaree lifting his dejefled head* , 

Cry*d, Oh* Cofmclia! Oh, Gael eflia 's dead / 


Something wai meant by th^i ill-broading rroalc 
Of the prophetic raven from the oak. 
Which ftrait by lightning w:is in fhJvea broke* 
But we our TBifchief fc<^i, before we fee j 
£ciiM and oVrwhelm'd at once with miTery, 

Since then we have no trophies to bcftow, 
Ko pompoufi thing* to make a gloiioiis ftiew 

S a <Fcr 



(For all the tribute a poor fwain can bring* 
In rural numberst is to mourn and fing) 
Let u8y beneath the gloomy {hade, reheaHe 
. Cacleftia^t (acred name in no lefs facredverie. 
Caeleftia dead ! Then ^ds in vain to liye ^ 
IVhat *t all the comfort that the plains can give ; 
Since (he, by whofe bright influence, alone 
Our flocks increas*d| and we rejoiced, is gone ; 
Since (he, who round fuch beams of goodnefs fyr€Si£ 
As gave new life to every fwain, is dead ? 


In vain we wiih for the delightful (pring i 
What Joys can flowery May or April bring. 
When flie, for whom the fpacrous plains were Ipread 
With early flowers and cheaiful greens, is dead ?. 
In vain did courtly Damon warm the eaith. 
To give to fummer fniits a winter birth ; 
In vain we autumn wait, which crowns the fields 
With wealthy crops, and various plenty yields j 
. Since that fair nymph, for whom the boundlefs ftoct 
Of nature was prcferv'd, is now no more. 
Farewell- for ever then to all that 's gay : 
You will forget to fmg, and I to play, 
^o more with chearfiil fongs, in cooling bowers^ 
Shall we confume the pleafurable hours : 
All joys are banifh^d, ail delights are fled, 
Me'er to return^, now fair CxleiUa's dead. 




If e'^cr I flng, tbey Jhall be mournful layi 
Of great Ctekftia's name, Caeleftia's praife : 
How good flic was, how gPT^erous^ liow wife I 
How beautiful her fhapc^j how bright her eyea t 
How charming all ; how much fhe was adorM, 
Alive i when de^d^ bow much her Id fa deplor'il t ' 
A noble theme^ and aHe ir> infpire 
The humblcft M«fe with rhc fublimeft fire. 
And fince we do of fuch a prineels fmg. 
Let oar* afcend upon a ftronger wing % 
And, while we do the lofty numbers joiii^ 
Her name will make the h:imiony divine* 
Raifc Ehcn thy tuneful voice ^ and be the fon j 
Swe^t aft her umper, ^s her virtue ft rang. 

Strephoh, I 

When her great lord to foiejgn wars wa» gon«^ , 
And left Caeleftia here Co rule alone ; 
With bow ferent? a brow, how void of fear. 
When ftorms arofi;>. did the the vcffel ftcer I 
And when the i^ng of tiie waves did ceaff , ■ 
How gentle was her fway in timet of peace 1 
Juftice and mercy did their beams unite,' 
And round her temples i^read a glorious light { . 
So quick fhe -easM the wrongs of every fwain> 
She hardly gave them leifure to complain : 
Impatient to reward, but flow to draw v 
Th* avenging fword of neceifary law: 
Like Heaven, fhe took no pleafure to deftroy ; 
With. grief (hepuniih'd, and flic fav'd with '^oy. 

%6% POMFRST'ft - POBMS^ /. 

COtMBUA* ;.0 

When godlike Belliger, fimii.war't thtm^^.^^^J 
Returned in triumph to C«leftia*t aim/ , . /^ 
She met her hero with a foil defirei . . . , j^^ 

But chafte as light, and vigproui as.fiip « „ . .',_ ^ ^^ 
5uch mutual flamety (b ef|aally divuM^ , .. ^. .' /.^ .^^ 
Did in each hreaft with fuch a luira ihiM^ .^,^||j 

Hit could not ieem the g^tnter* lier*t the kijl^ ,, ,j^< 
Both were imroenfet for both were in excift* : . . .^jQ 
Strbphom. . ^ ', , ;' ..j)u 

Oh, godlike princeTt 1 .Oh, thri^ hapfijr firaivpl -.i^* 
Whilft (he prcfided o'er the ^itfvl phiaa I . . .: , .k 
' Whilft fiiei for ever ravi(h*d frcMn oor tym,. ,, . . . ^'^ 
To mingle with the kindred of the Ikiety . ■:-.«^ 
Did for your.pcice her content tbonghte cff]^ | ^ -^r ^ 
The nymph*t good a^gel, and the ihepherd*s jojl , 


All that was noble beautify*d her mind } 
There wifdom fat, with folid reafon join'd i 
There too did piety and greatnefs wait | 
Meeknefs .on grandeur, modefty on ftate i 
Humble aroidft the fplendors of a throne | 
Plac'd above all, and yet defpifing none. 
And w^en a crown was forced on her by fate» 
bhe with fome pains fubmitted to be great. 

Her pious foul with emulation ftrove 
To gain the mighty Pan's important love « 
To whofiemyfterious rites ihe always camjii 
With fuch aa aftUci fo intenfc a flame s 



The duties ofrelig^ion feeiti'd to be 
No more lier caie than her felicity. 


Virtue unmixM, without the Jeaft allij, 
P«re i* the light of a ccleftial ray. 
Commanded aJl the motions of the foul ^ 

With fuch a foft, but abfolutc control* 
That* a9 fbe knew what befi great Pan would pleife^ 
She ftill performed it with the gi-eateft eafe. 
Him for her high exemplar fhe tlefignM* 
Like him, benevolent to all mankind. 
Her foes flic pity*d| not dtfifd their blood i 
And, to revenge their crimes, (ht did them go94i 
fizjt all affronts fo unconcern'd fhe bore, 
(M^ugrc that violent temptation* Power) 
As if fhc thought ir vulgar to reiVnt, 
Or wl ihM fvrgi venefa their wot A p u nilhmcn U « 

Next mighty Pan* was her illuftriotii lord| 
His higb vicegerent* facredly ador'd: 
Him with fuch piety and zeal (he lovM, 
The oobie paffion every hour improved t 
Till it afcended to that glorious height, 
*Twa8 next (if only next) to infinite. 
This made her fo entire a duty pay, 
She grew at laft impatient to obey ; 
And met his wifhes with as prompt a seal 
As an archanfel his Creator^s will* 

S4 C0%Ml\«\lu 

in waicny ctiijau luucp ip« puii u uio ip9er6»| 
Brought joy to Heaven, but left the world in te 

Methinks I fee her on the plains of lights 
All glorious, all incomparably bright 1 
While the immortal minds around her gazt 
On the cxceflive fplendor of her rays ; 
And fcarce believe a human foul could Ini 
EndowM with fucb ftupendous majefty. 

Who can lament too much ! O, who can ma 
Enough o'er beautiful Caeleftia*8 urn I 
So great a lofs as this deferves excefs 
Of {brrows ; all *8 too little that is left. - 
But, to fupply the univerial woe. 
Tears from all eyesy without ceflation, flow i ■ 
All that have power to weep, or voice to gromij 
With throbbing breaib, Cseleftia's fate bemoan 

txru:i. ^»«U1<> »^^U<. *U^ ^»« 

Ect RiGurnful cypfrf*, with e*cti nozioui weed. 
And baneful venomt, in their place ft^ccerd ! 
Ye purJitig* cjucrvlou* brooJt*, o'erchar^''d with gri«^ 

Hafte fwiftly to the ft* for rooxe irlicf | 
Then tiding back, each to bis facred head, 
T«U your a^ontih^d fprin^s, Cjclcflia. *s 4tAi I' 

Well havv you i^ong^ in an e^afted ftraki. 
The Bif^ nymph c>r giacM the Bndlh plain. 
Who knows but fbme officious a&gcl may 
Your grateful mimber^ to her ears convey 4 
That ftie may fmile upon us from aboTe^ 
Aod bkfs our mournful p4JTi» with pei&c« and lore | 

But foe, our dock« do to their fold repair | 
For night with fable clouds objures the air : 
Cold damp« defeend from the unwholfom^ iky. 
And fafety bids us to our cottage fly. 
Tboogh wMi tftdi mom our forrows will return 3 
Sach cv*il> like nigfatingales, we *11 fing and mourn. 
Till death cos? eyt ut to the peaceful urn* 


TO HIS frupnd under affliction, 

NON£ litres in this tumultuous ftatc of things. 
Where every morning foon new troubles bnngt| 
But bold inquietudes will break his reft. 
And gloomy: tfaougfata difturb bii anxious br^ft* 

If in the body there was but one part 
Subjeft to pain» and feniible of fmarty 
And but one paflion could torment the mind 
That part, that paffion, bufy fate would find 
But, Onc(L infirmities in both abound* 
Since forrow both fo many ways can wound 
*Tis not fo great a wonder that we grieve 
Sometimes, as ^tis a miracle we live. 

Tlifi happieft man that ever breath'd on eai 
"With all the glories of eftate and birth» 
Had yet fome anxious care, to make him knc 
No grandeur was above the reach of woe* 
To be from all things that difquiet, free^ 
Is not confident with humanity. 
Y^uthy wit, and beauty, are fuch charming tl 
0>r which, if affluence fpreads her gaudy vn 
We think the perfon who enjoys fo much. 
No care can move, and no affli£^ion touch s 

But if (he muft n6t be allowM to fway 
Though a|l without appears ferene and gay« 
A cankerous venom on the vitals preys. 
And poifons all the comforts of his days* 

External pomp and viiible fuccefs 
Sometimes contribute to our happinefs : 
But that which makes it genuine^ refin'd. 
Is a good confci^ce and a (bul refignM. 
Then» to whatever end affli£lion *s fent. 
To try our virtues, or for puniihrnent. 
We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe* 
And ftill adore the hand that gives the blow t 
For, in misfortunes this advantage lies ; 
They make us humble, and they make us wi(e| 
And he that can acquire fuch virtues, gains 
An ample recompence for all his pains. 

Too foft careiTes of a profperous fate 
The pious fervours of the foul abate ; 
Tempt to luxurious eafe our carelefs days 
And gloomy vapour round the fpirits raife. 
Thus luird into a ileep, we dozing lie. 
And find our ruin in fecurityj 
Unlefs fome forrow comes to our relief. 
And breaks th^ inchantment by a timely grief. 
But as we are allowM, to chear our fight. 
In blackeft days, fome glimmerings of light { 
So, in the moft dejedled hours we may 
The fecret pleafure have to weep and pray^ 
^d thofe requefts the fpeedieft paffage find 
To Hcavctti which flow from aa affli^ed mind t 


lit POMFRET*^ PaSMS*. 

And while to him we open our diftreft. 

Our pains grow lighter, and our forrows left. . 

The fincft mufic of the grove we owe 

To mourning PhHomel's harmonious >voe | 

And while her grief 's in charming notes expreft*^»\ 

A thorny bramble pricks her tender breaft j 

In warbling melody flie fpends the night. 

And moves at once compaffion and ddigfat. 

No choice had e'er fo happy an event. 
But he that made it did that choice repent. 
So weak *s our judgment, and fo fhort 's our fight^ , 
We cannot level our own wifhes right : 
And if fometimes we make a wife advance, 
T' ourfelves we little owe, but much to chancf* . 
So that when Providence, for fecret ends. 
Corroding cares, or (harp affliftion, fends % ^ 
We mud conclude it beft it fhould be fo. 
And not defponding or impatient grow. . 
For he that will his confidence remove 
From boundlefs wifdom and eternal love, , 
To place it on himfelf, or human aid. 
Will meet thofc woes he labours to evade, . 
But, in the keeneft agonies of grief. 
Content 's a cordial that dill gives relief i 
Heaven is not always angry when he ftrikes,. , 
But moft chaftifes thofe whom mod he likes |, , 
And, if with humble fpirits they complain. 
Relieves the anguifli, or rewards the pain» . 


C ^ 1 

iro ANOTHER P R I £ N 1> 

SI N C £ the firft man by difobedieiKe fell 
An eafy conqueft to the powers of hell. 

There 's none in every ftage of life can be 

From the infults of bold afflifHon free. 

If a ftiort refpite gives us forae relief. 

And interrupts the feries of our grief. 

So quick the pangs of mifery return. 

We joy by minutes, but by years we mourn. 
Reafon refinM, and to perfection brought, 
.By wife philofophy, and ferious thought. 

Support the foul beneath the ponderous weight 

Of angry ftar^, and unpropitious fate } 

Then is the time fhe (hould exert her power. 

And make us pra^ice what fhe taCight before. 

For why are fuch volumnrous authdrs read. 

The learned labours of the famous dead» 

But to prepare the mind for its defence, 
. By fage refults, and well-digefted fenfe -, 

That, when the ftorm of mifery appears^ 

With all its real or fanta(lic fears, 

We either may the rolling danger fly, 
• Or ftem the tide before it fwells too high. 

But though the theory of wifdom *s known 
.With eafci what (houldi and what ihould not be done ; 



Yet all the labour in the practice lies, 

To be» in more than words and notion, wife } 

Thfc facred truth of found philofophy 

We ftudy early, but we late apply* 

When ftubbom anguifh feizes on the foul. 

Right reafon would its haughty rage control } 

But, if it may n*t be fuffer*d to endure. 

The pain is juft, when we rejeft the cure. 

For many men, clofe obfervation finds, 

Of copious learning, and exalted minds. 

Who tremble at the fight of daring woes 

And floop ignobly to the vilefl foes } 

As if they underflood not how to be 

Or wife, or brave, but in felicity j 

And by fome a£lion, fervile or unjuft. 

Lay all their former glories in the duft. 

For wifdom firft the wretched mortal flics. 

And leaves him naked to his enemies : 

So that, wheB mod his prudence fliould be fhewn,' 

The moft impi-udent, giddy things are done. 

For when the mind *s furrounded with diftrefs> 

Fear or inconftancy the judgment prefs, 

And ren<ler it incapable to make 

Wife rtfolutions, or good counfels take. 

Yet there *s a fteadinefs of foul and thought. 

By reafon bred, and by religion taught. 

Which, like a rock amidft the ftormy waves, 

Unmov'd remains, and all affli6lion braves. 

In (harp misfortunes, fome will fearch too deep 
What Heaven prohibits, and would fecret keep t 



But thofe events *ti8 better not to know. 

Which known, ferve only to increafe-our woe. 

Knowledge forbid ('tis dangerous to purfue) 

With guilt begins, and ends with ruin too. 

For, had our earlieft parents been content 

Not to know more than to be innocent. 

Their ignorance of evil had preferv'd 

Their joys entire ; for then they had not fwenrM. 

But they imagined (their dedres were fuch)^ 

They knew too little, till they knew too much. ' 

E'er (ince my folly moft to wifdom rife 5 

And few are, but by fad experience, wife, 

Confider, Friend ! who all your bleflingsr S*^f 
What are recalled again, and what you havej 
And do not murmur when you are bereft 
Of little, if you have abundance left : . 

Confider too, how many thoufands are 
Under the worft of miferies, defpair | 
And do n^t repine at what you now endure $ 
Cuftom will give you eafe, or time will cure* 
Once more confider, that the prefent ilj. 
Though it be great, may yet be greater ftill } 
And be not anxious ; for, to undergo 
One grief, is nothing to a numerous woe. 
But fince it is impoflible to be 
Human, and not exposM to mifery. 
Bear it, my friend, as bravely as you can s 
You are not more, and be not lefs than man ! 

Affli6lions pad can no exigence find. 
But in the wild ideas of the mind ; 

n And 

#7» so3o.KXT'jr ro^raiL^ 

And whjr Amdd we fibr tboib mitfoi 
Which have been fufc'd, «nd can i 
^Thofe diat hav» wfadia|r*d M 
Jlnd finda^caiin fqppmAm^mA; liNI^|#«cD 
^Will not, unlefii th^czcalbn 4qr 4iAw»«crG f«ja4ri 
^till make thofe da^foa pcdait tkatap^pmiM .^p|bI 
What 18 bdiind ^.cjurtainjunitvoc^ Al^rr-i i:«iiktf! 
'It majbejoyt.foppoftit-imAiyi > , ',.*ff > 2<ir;i?yi 
'Tit £ntl^«.ftiU| a9i4 thttiitUAJi^lMlikn^V tfiiii 
MsLj ntjrtr cotm^^'W nmy Mvec bete.:. «;.»;( .^ 
Olierefore the ]»cdent ill alone ifv»paKbl ;m srn. «i 
To Tiew, in^ftAi with n tix>irfrteihtiinigfciin:ri M 
Snt, iCMmay: tbniffiafed ^■grt^.trtii^..:i'I (V^lij^oJ 
He *• al«^4^iaippjr>*4!»t II. nl^PiJrtiilft^icvftT -ie an?^ 
i ..• •■ "i.. -'iMn Jon ob bd 

TO Atn 'F3li*irt» ••i'"T 


I Would not have y(m, Str6|ih6Dy<chodfcy Aitc^ 
From too eacaltbd^ or tob medii a ftate-} 
Tor in both theft we m^iy expe^ ror ftad 
A creeping ijiirit, of a hatfghtylfihSntf. 
Who moves wlthm the midfdie feiidtl, ffifr^. 
The leaft diA^uiets* aiTd the fmalfeft car^s. 
Let her extraftion with true Jiiftre fhlifi j 
If fomethingbrightery^ot too bright fofthihe;: 
Her education libera!, not greaft; 
Neither inferior, nor above her ftate. 
ict her have wit j but let that wit be frti^ 

For tbe rfir6; of wobbr's ^it ii fvcb, 
J'<M> litlk is 2S 4ilifcrcqu is too oittdl. 
but ciitefl^r kt her kwaoor cl<t&. wttli liuac | 
Usldt «rbcn jodrt iloei te & &nh lacliae | 
The teaft di^pamj ip lU^ ^eirajH 
Ltke fulpbttiinB Hiis* thic tcry biMli of jojt« 
Her perCbn imaitJfj iol^t and £ree 
From natitr^i or chasct, dcforiBit^. 
Let not Ijer y«irt exceed, if cqu^ thine { 
For women p^ffc tbcir Tigofr* Pwn dedia^. 
Her fortune competent ; iiid, if ikj %ht 
On rtich fo far, take care "tit gather *d ngbt. 
If thine ^s enought then hctt mzf be the Icfs : 
Do not aiptre to riches in exctfs. 
For thit which ntakct our Hre* delighlf^ij pro? e^ 
It a gentcd fufficiency and lotc, 


PAinter, the utmoft of thy judgment (hew ; 
Exceed er^n Titian, and great Angelo : 
With all the livelinefs of thought exprefs 
The moving features of Dorinda*s face. 
Thou canft not flatter, where fuch beauty dwells) 
Her charms thy colours, and thy art, excel is. 
Others lefs fair, may from thy pencil have 
Graces, which fparing Nature never gave t 
But in Dorinda's afpe^l thou wilt fee 
Such as will pofc thy famous art, at^d \!h^c \ 

T ^ 


So great, fo many in her face unite. 

So well pn^rtionM, and fo wondrous brighty 

No human (kill can e>r estprefs them- all, 

• But mud do wrong to th^ fair orighial. 
An angePs hand alone the pencil fits. 
To mix the colours when an angel (ks. 

Thy pi6lure may as like Doriiida be 
As art of man can paint a deity ; 

.And juftly may perhaps, when (he withdrtwy^ 
Excite our wonder, and de(erve applaufe : 
But when comparM, you "^I be obligM to owOf 
No art can equal what *s by Nature done, 

■' Great Lely's noble hand, excelled by few. 
The picture fairer than the perfon drew : 

• He took the beft that Nature could impart^ 
And made it better by his powerful art. 
But had he feen that bright, furprizing gracc» 
Which fpreads itfelf o'er all Dorinda's face. 
Vain had been all the effays of his (kill ; 

She muft have been confeft the faireft ftill. 

Heaven in a landfcape may be wondrous (ine» 
And look as bright as painted light can (hincLi 
But ftill the real glories of the place 
All art, by infinite degrees, fufpafs. 


t ^75 J 



FUNTEE, thiju had i^erformM whit mi^n can 4a ^ 
Only DorinJa't fclf mon chArmi can ifacw, »f 
3 old ^re thy fbokc»i and cI^Ikelic each touch | ' 

But ftiil the bcRuttcs of h^r f^acc t%re A^h 
As cannot Ju illy be dcfcribM i tkough nU _ 

Confefi 't i« like I he bright origmul * 1^ 

In her, and in thy pi£liirt» wc may view 
The utmoft Natgif » or that Art,, can da t 
E^ch is a im(ter-pi(rcc, defagn'^l f^ wrlli 
That futyre times m;iy fhive tt* pai'ajlcl | 
But neither Art n^^i Nature *» ahlr to excel ■ 


C R tr E L T Y AND L tJ S T, 


WHERE can the wrctchcd'ft of all cjeaturci flyi 
To tell the ftory of her mifcry ? 
Where, but to faithful Celia, in whofc mind 
A manly bravery '• with foft pity join'd. 
4 fear, thefe Unci will ficarce be under (lood, 
'Blurr'd with inceiTant tcar», and writ in blood > 

• This piece wai occafioncd by the bnrbarlty of 
Kirke, a commander in thr Wcrt**rn Reh-lHoti, \(htt^% 
•who debauched a youn^^ ludy wt'U a yiyuwW U) ^xn^ 
her hulband*§ Itfw, but huttgfid hiui tV\e ueU movw- 

J 7. 


But if you can the mournful pages read» 
The iad relation ihews you fuch a deed. 
As all tl^ annals of th* infernal reiga 
Shall ftrive to equal, or exceed in yain. 

Neronior'^8 fame, no doubt, has reached yonr eaiH^ 
Whofe cruelty has causM a fea of tears $ 
Fiird each lamenting town with funeral iighs^ 
Deploring widows (hricks, and orphans cries. 
At every health the horrid monfter quaffed. 
Ten wretches dy*d, and as they dyM he laugfaM « 
Till, tir^d with asking devil, he was led^ 
Drunk with excefs of 4i]ood and wine, to bed* 
Oh, curfed place I-—— I can no more coipmand 
My pen : fhame and confuGon fliake my hand s 
]ftut I muft on, and let my Celia kno^ 
How barbarous are my wrongs, how vaft my woe. 

Amongft the crowds of Weftem youths who ran 
To meet the brave, betray 'd unhappy man *, 
My hufband, fataUy uniting, went 5 
UnusM to arms, and thoughtlefs of th^ event. 
But when the battle was by treachery won, 
Tlie chief, and all but his falfe friend, undone j 
Though, in the tumult of that defperate night. 
He 'fcap'd the dreadful flaughter of the fight 5 
Yet the fagacious bloodhounds, fkillM too well 
In all the murdering qualities of hell, 
Each fecret place fo regularly beat. 
They foon difcover'd his unfafe retreat. 

As hungry wolvci triymphing o'^cr tk^lr prry. 
To fare deftrti^ion hujry tfiem away { -• ' 

So the purveyors of fierce Mcloc'5 foil 
' With Cbanon to the comraon butchery run i 
Where proud Neronlor by hit gibbet fto<Mi, 
To glut hirtifclf with frefh fupplies of blood* 
Our friends, by powerful interceffron, gaiti'd 
A fliort lepfieve, but for three day* obUia'd^ 
To try all way$ might to compifiiofs moft 
The favage general ; but in vain they ftjiow. 
When I perceived that all addreil^f faii'd. 
And nothing o'er hi» ftubborn foul prcr^rd f 
Diftrafied almoft, to his tent I ftcw. 
To make the J aft effort ^ what tean could do* 
Low on my knees I fell ^ then tbui began 1 
Great gcniui of fuccefi^ tbou more than maA ! 
Whofe arma to every clime have terror hurJ'd, 
And carry 'd conqueft round ibe trmtbling wgttd t 
Still may the brightcft gbrie* Fame can lend, 
Your fword^ your coodu^, and your caufcp atitni* 
Here now the arbiter of hu you fit. 
While fuppliant Aavei their rebeJ beadi Aibmitp 
Oh, ptty the unfortunate ! and giv^ 
But thi» one thing t Ob, let but Charion live t 
And take the little zil ibat we pofl«ri< 
1 ^11 beac the meagre anguifh of diftrrfi 
Content, nay» plea»M, to beg or earn my bread f 
Let Charion live, no matter horn I *m fiJ. 

T J IV^ 



The fall of fuch a youth no luftre brings 

To him whofe fword perfonns fuch wondcous 

As faving lungdoms, and fupporting kings. 
That triumph only with true grandeur ihines* 
Where godlike courage, godlike pity joins* 
Caefar, the eldeft favourite of war. 
Took not more pleafiire to fubmit, than fpare i 
And fince in battle you can greater be, 
That over, be n*t lefs merciful than he. 
Ignoble fpirits by revenge are known. 
And cruel a£lions fpoil the conqueror^s crdwn ? 
In future hiftories fill each mournful page 
With tales of blood, and monuments of rage t • 
And, while his annals are with horror read. 
Men curfc him living, and deteil him dead. 
Oh ! do not fully with a fanguine dye 
(The fouleft ftain) fo fair a memory ! 
Then, as you ^11 live the glory of our ifle. 
And Fate on all your expeditions fmile : 
So when a noble courfe you 've bravely ran, ' 
Die the beft foldier, and the happieft man. 
None can the turns of Providence forefee. 
Or what their own cataftrophe may be } 
Therefore, to perfons labouring under wotf. 
That mercy they may want, fhould always fhew t 
For in the chance of war the flighted thing 
May lofe the battle, or the viftory bring. 
And how would you that generaPs honour prize^ 
Should in cool blood his captive facrifice ^ 

CR-VE LTY AND L U 8 T. ^jp. 

He that with rebel arms to fight is led. 
To juftice forfeits his opprobrious head i 
But *t is unhappy Charion*s firft offence, . 
Seduc'd by fome too plaufible pretence, 
To take the Injuring &dQ by «rror brought | ; 
He had no malice, though he has the fault. 
Let the old tempters find ^ iham^ul gi-are, 
But^ the half-innocent, the tem^ptedj (av? } 
Vengeance divine, though for the greateft criipe^-^ 
But rarely (bikes the firft or fecond time : 
And he that beft follows th' Almighty's will. 
Who fparcs the guilty he has power to kill. 
When proud rebellions wot)ld unhinge a (late,'. 
And wiH diforders in a land create, 
'*Tis requifite the firft promoters (hould 
Put out the flames they kindled with their blood t 
Bjut fure *t is a degree of murder all 
That draw their fwords fhould undiftinguifli'd fall»i. 
And Unce a mercy mufl to fome be (hewn. 
Let Charion 'mongft the happy few be one ; . 
For as none guilty has lefs guilt than he. 
So none for pardon has a fairer plea. 

When David's general had won the field. 
And Abfalom, the lov'd ungrateful, killM. 
The trumpets founding made all (laughter ceafe, , 
And mided tfraelites returned in peace. 
The a£lion pa(^, where Co much blood was fpil^ . 
We h€if of none arraigned for that day's guilt j . 
Bxit all concludes with the defir'd event. 
The monarch pardons, and the Jews repent, 

T.4.. As' 


As great example your great courage warmsy 
And to illuftrious deeds excites your arn»i ) 
So when you inftances of mercy view. 
They (hould infp'ire you with compailion too t 
For he that emulates the truly brave. 
Would always conquer, and (hould always (kftm 

Here, interruptiDg, ftem Neronior cry*d, 
(S weird with fuccefs, and blubbered up with pride) 
Madam, bis life depends upon my will. 
For every rebel I can fpare or kill. 
I '11 think of what you \t faid x this night retmn 
At ten, perhaps you *11 have no caufe to movnu 
Go, fee your hu(band, bid him not defpair } 
His crime is great, but you are wondrous fair. 

When anxious miferies the foul amaze9 
And dire confufion in the fpirits raife. 
Upon the leaft appearance of relief. 
Our hopes revive, and mitigate our grief j 
Impatience makes our wiihes eameft grow. 
Which through falfe optics our deliverance ihew^ 
For while we fancy danger does appear 
Moft at a diftance, it is oft too near. 
And many times, fecure from obvious fots. 
We fall into an ambufcade of woes. 

Pleas'd with the falfe Neronior^s dark reply^ 
1 thought the end of all my forrows nigh. 
And to the main-guard haften*d, where the prey^ 
Of this blood-thirfty fiend, in durance lay. 
When Charion fav# mt» £10101 V\%vax£^ b«d 
With eagcrnefo he ravi'd Vvi ^w>^\tv^>Ma^\ 


CRtTBLTY AffBf tit«r; Ut 

Oh 1 fly, my desr, tiif s guJlty piaa^ h« cty'd^ * 

And in fame di^ot clime iMj virtar htile! ^ 

Here noticing but rbe foulet d^tnoas dwdl, ** 

The r^fitgt of due duia'd, aiid Mob of ML 

The atr diey bieatke U every «M 

There ^i no degree of UU, for all tre i 

In rapes %ad murden chry sloce dtligfiff .l 

And vilJsnie* of kfi iaiporta&ec fU^it m 

A^ tbem indeed, bvt fcorn dbcf ^Miiil fee mm^i0 

For all their glo^ '« lo b« nkbte lka« 4M|g*4p 

Kcronior *» chief of tfck isfenial CTew, 

And feeins to tuerit that faig;ii JbtJoo wo t 

Nothing but rage and Kilfc inlprrr bit tvai« 

By Afmodii &od Mol^^ bot^ pt^^'^it. 

When told you went to tntercede far in% 

It threw »Tjy foal into m ago^y* 

Not that I would not for nty freedecn gtvc 

What *s requi^te, or do not wiih Id Im | 

But for my fafrty I cia r*>' h'- •mT-. 

Or buy a few fliort years wkh kwi^ dt%r9cc i 

Nor would I have your yet «sl|MClcd iuae 

For me expotM to an eternal fliair. 

With Ignominy to prefenre my brvady 

Ii worfe, by infinite degreec, tfaaii dcitli« 

But if I can't my life with honour late, ^ 

With honour I *U defeend into th« grare. 

For though revenge and malice both combtfi* 

(As both to fix my ruin (eem to pin) 

Yet^ maugre all their TioJeoce and ficilly 

I can iiJc/ud, Mndl 'm nMv'd I wllh 

2%w FOMFRBT'S POKM^i. ^ ' 

ButwllatiftdeaUlw«ib«llwi|blyfe9r^• ,Ji yt 

Anendof all ourbafy tumvItikAoea - '^^Itf 

The eqval l^t of poverty and Ailt^ .^a ^ 

'Whichallpart«keo£byaoemui-f«tt* ' ''V4{E 

Whoever the prolpeA of MMkhid fiiff«t9% . «.v:-!:jii 
At divers agea» and fay diiwn ways» : • - ^-mJ 

Will fiod them lipni ^it aoiQr fteat ipalift|- <-|«^ 
Some the firft miaote iliat they t^mtfat^ esfbtaV'' b^ 
Othfcn^'.podiape, forvire to talk> and g»| ; - • m^'j i|l 
But die, btfore they good or ml kaovAi '- -i . W 

Here one to pobeny arrifvet i and ^dam i *. ■ r .iij 

Returns lamentsd to tlw dnft again i • *. < i'lij 

Another theiv midntaina a longtr MIe ^ :f igj 

With all the poweiful enemies of ^life; '.'\it 

Tilly with vexadon tird» aadlhreeftoM ymg^ . vd? 
He drops into the dark> and difappom. > . . Hi 1 

I 'm young indeed, and might expeA to fee 
Times future^ long and late pofterity, 
*Tis what with-xeafon I could wifli to do» . 
If to be old, were to be happy too. 
But fince fubftantial grief fo foon deftroya . 
The guft of all imaginary joys. 
Who would be too importunate to live. 
Or more for life, than it can merit, give ! 

Beyond the grave ftupendout rcgioas lie, . 
The boundlefs xealms of vaft eternity | « 

Where minds, removed from earthly bodietf d«alL| i 
But who their government or laws can tell f 
What ^s theu eim^oi^ts^^^ ^ ^« final doooi . 
And time '* tiwaX i8«iisA^M^\ ^»x 

Thus inouch the facred oracka declare; ' f 

That ail arc bleft'd or miferable there | 
Though, if there 'a fuch variety of faiep 
Hone good expire too foon, not bad too late* 
For my own parf, with resignation, iliil 
I can fubmit £o my Creator's will ? 
Let him recall the breath from him I drew. 
When he thloks St, and when he pleafes too,. 
TW way of dying is my ieaft concern j 
That will give no difttirbaocc to my unii 
If to tlie feat^ of happlncft I go. 
There end all pofTihle returns of woe i 
And when to thofe bleft mt^nfioti* I ^irlvre^ ^ 
With pity I 'II behold tliofc that rorvive, 
OncF m^tre I beg, yoy M from thefe tenls retrcaf, , 
And leave me to my inaoceoce and fate. 

Charion^ jaid I, Oh, do not urge my Bight! '■ 
I ^11 ^ the «T«nt of thii im^rtant night ; « ^ 

SoTnc ftnr.rt prtfa.^s in my fisu! furebode. 
The worft of mifericf , or the greateft good* 
Few hoort will (hew the utmoft of my doom % , 
A Joyful hfttj, or a peaceful tomb. 
If you mifcanry, I ^m refblvM to try 
If gracious Hearen will fuffer me to die : 
For, when you are to endlefs raptures gooc^ 
If I furvivc, *ti« but to be undone. 
Who will fupport an injured widow's right. 
From fly injuftice, or oppref&ve might? 
Protcft her perfbn, or her caufe defend ? 
' She rarely wants a foe, or finds a fhendi 

3 1^^^ 


I ^ve no diftnift of ProTidence ; but ftill 
*Ti$ beft to go beyond the reach of ill i 
And thofe can have no reafon to repent, 
Whoy though they die betimes, die innocent. 
But to a world of everlafting blifs 
Why would you go, and leave me here in this f 
*Ti8 a dark paflage^ but our foes fliall view, 
I Ml die as calm, though not fo brave, as you i 
That my behaviour to the laft may prove 
Your courage is not greater than my love* 
The hour approached ; as to Neronior^s tent. 
With trembling, but impatient fteps, I went, 
A thoufand horrors, thronged into my breaft. 
By fad ideas and ftrong fears poifeft : 
Where*er I pafs'd, the glaring lights would fhew 
Freih objects of defpair, and fcenes of woe« 

Here, in a crowd of drunken foldiers, ftood 
A wretched, poor, old man, befinearM with blood | 
And at his feet, juft through the body run. 
Struggling for life, was laid his only fon $ 
By whofe hard labour he was daily fed, 
Dividing ftill, with pious care, his bread s 
And while he mourned, with floods of aged teartt 
The fole fuppcrt of his decrepid years. 
The barbarous mob, whofe rage no limit knowSf 
With blafphemous deriiion, mockM his woes* 

There, under a wide oak, djfconfolate, • 
And drown'd in tears, a mournful widow fate^ 
High in the boughs the murderM father hungi 
Beneath, the children round the mother clung t 

» They 

Tlwy cryM for food, but *twaR wjt!rtjut relief i \j^ 

For all they had to l*ve upon, was gncf. 
A forrow Co mtenfe, fuch deep defpair. 
No creature, itierely humaiij long could bear, 
pirft in her anns her weeping babes /he took. 
And, with a groan j did tcuher hufband look i 
Then JeanM her bead on thtirs, and, fighing, cry'dj 
Pity me. Saviour of the world I and dy'd. 

From this fad fpeBadc my eyes I ttHm'd, 
Where fons their fathers, maids their lovers, moumMi 
Fnends for their friciids, fillers for brothers, wept, 
Prifoners of war, Iti chains, for flaugbter kept i 
Ea^h every hou/ did the black mcffage dread, 
Which ftiould declare the perfon lovM was deid. 
Then I beheld, with brutal (hoots of mirth, 
A comely youth, and of no common blith. 
To execution led j who hardly bore 
The wounds in battle, he receivM before: 
And, as^he pafs'd, 1 heard him bravely cry, , 

I neither with to live, nor fear to die. 

At the cursM ten^ arrivM» without delay^ 
They did me to the general convey s 
Who thus began — ^— 
Madam ! by frefii intelligence, I find» 
That Charion'$.treafon *s of the blacked kind| 
And my commiillon is exprefs to fpare 
None that i« deeply in rebellion are t 
New meafures thejfefore ^tis in vain to try | 
No pardon can be granted i he muft die« 

Muf^f Of f KManf lA s ^Mdb yttl*dd9 ' ^'^ • 

To be oMig*d in iput ft^^ kf yv»f -' "'•^ 

And» maogre all tlM dai^gmi liRcfti^ ■ : it A 

Be mtne lhi» ftigirt» I Jl fte yoT hmJbmd tm^ "^ 

Solclifr:^arAfDii|^, ssdcaaopelnpefiKedb ' ''^ 

By fnppif^flatterjrytndbfMtaddfvfti *'^- 

Tlie (MTtt ftf «0xcimibf bjr theft litde irt^. 
Gains an aftrndnit pV Ae ladkt beails* '^ 

But I can 00 Aieb wMiu og sncdMda vftt 
CenftfietlieHreti hediet^ ff yoorefiift. '^ 

AmM*dattiiifl<URiaiid| laid I, Thrfeisri^ 
UponigiMbktenMf difdiutttolkvei - - 
TiMy Ut thtir eapdirct Ml widi hononr fife, * 
Mo 01019 ftfjuiroi ditii wntt nloniiflvct WDnM ptac^* ;[ 
Fofi gcntrout riftorif u they ibMTB to do 
Diihoneft tbingi^ firom to propoft them too. * 
Mercy, the brighteft rirtoe of tbe mbid^ 
Should with no dcvimtf appetite be joined i 
For iff when exerciiM, a crime it coft^ 
Th* intrinfic luftfe of the deed is loft. 
Great men their a6^iont of a piece Should havej 
Heroic all| and each intirely brave : 
From the nice rules of honour none fliould fwerve.( 
Done» becaufe good, without a mean referve. 

The erimei new charged upon the unhappjr youthf 
May have revenge, and malice, but no tmdi. 
Suppofe the accufation juftly brought, 
And clearly provM to the minuteft thonght| 
Yet mcrcicintnit to\tv!iTv\vv%\i^\R 


And 'tis the glory of a noble mind> 
' In full forgivenefs not to be confinM. 
Your princess frowns if you have caiife to feai:^ 
-This aft will more ilktiirious appear j 
;Though his excufe can never be wkhfteod. 
Who difobeyt, but only to be good. 
Perhaps the hazard *s more than you ei^reffki 
.The glory would be, were the danger lefs, 
. For he that, to his prejudicei will do 
A noble aftion, and a generous too, 
Deferves to wear a more refplendent crown 
Than he that has a thoufand battles won. 
Do not invert divine compaflion ro> 
As to be cruel> and no mercy (hew ! 
Of what renown canfuch an aftionbey 
Which faves my hu(band*s life, but ruins mer 2 ,^ 
Though, if yoti finally refolve to ftand 
Upon ib^le, inglorious a deinandy 
He muft fubmit ; if His my fate to mourn 
. His degthy I '11 bathe with virtuous tears his urn. 

Well, madam, haughtily, Neronior cry'd. 
Your ^ui-age and your virtue ihall be try*d. 
But to prevent all profpeft of a flight. 
Some of my * lambs (hall be your guard to-night s 
By them^ no doubt, you *11 tenderly be us*d j 
They feldom a(k a favour that 's refused t 
Perhaps you il find them fo genteely bred, 
They Ml leave you but few virtuous tears to fhed. 

* Kirke ufed to call the moft inhuman «f his CqU 
'jdiers his Ijimbs. 



Sniroanded wirh fo innocent a throng. 
The night ntuft p^fs dclightfrlly along : 
And in the morning, Cnce tou will not give 
Wnat I reqaire, to let your hoiband live, 
Yoa thall behold him figb his lateft breath. 
And gently fwing into the arms of death. 
His fate he merits, as to rebels dut : 
And joors will be as much deferrM by yoa. 

Oh Cxlia, think ! fo far as thought can 
What pangs of grief, what agonies of woc^ 
At this dire refolution, feiz*d my breaftl 
By all things fad and terrible poflcft. 
In vain I wept, and *twas in vain I pray*il. 
For all my prayers were to a tiger made a 
A tiger ! worfe j for, *tis beyond difpote^ 
No fiend *s fo cruel as a reafoning brute. 
EncompafsM tbns^ and hopelefs of relief. 
With all the fquadrons of defpair and griefs 

Ruin it was not pofllble to (hun : 

What could I do ? Oh ! what would you have done f 

The hours that pafsM, till the black mom retum*d> 
With tears ci blood (hould be forever monrn*da 
When, to involve me with confummate grief. 
Beyond ex^rcfTion, and above belief, 
Mailam, the monfter cryM, that you may tuA 
I can be grateful to the fair that 's kind ^ 
Step to the door, I '11 fliew you fach a light. 
Shall overwhelm your fpirits with delight. 
Docs not that wtt\cU> who would dethrone his king» 
Become ihc 6\bUi> ^t^^^^wtw^^^-^v 


CRUELTV AND llf$4. iSj 

need not hqw ^n bjuir'd hufband dresid | 
ig he migUla he Ut tii?t tipbriid you dciid^ 
1% fot your fake I feixM upon hii Ufc ; 
fould ^rhapt htvt fcoiTiM fo chjifte a wife- 
a madaro, yg« *1J excufc the ztal I flitw, 
;tcp that fetrct none alive ihould know, 
iri'd of all creaiurea ! f^r, comp*ir*d with thtt^ 
devili, fald Ip are dull In cruelty, 
may that Sortguc eterna -r**" ■"■need* 
waftelefs ilieir eternal 
cs too hot for faJaiTian 
burning eaincft of a hi 
that vile lump c^f exec 
11 pt alive, and rot iota 
'ft thou^ ^efpainng at e , f death, 

I oaths and blafphcmic* refv^,, my breath j 
the wrorft torments that dw damn'd ihould fliare, 
ine own pcrfon ^\i united bear ? £ 

i Ca-lia ! Ob my friend ! what age can ihcw 
»ws like mine, fo exquifite a woe ? 
.'d it do<8 not infinite appear, 
ufe it can'l be everlafting here : 
t *8 To vaft» that it can ne'er increafe t 
Co confinn*d> it never can be lefik 

V Ck'A 



TRiumphant beauty never looks Co gay. 
As on the morning of a nuptial day, 
Lovc^'thcn within a larger circle moves. 
New graces adds, and every charm improves s 
While Hymen does his facred rites prepare. 
The bufy nymphs attend the trembling fair 5 
Whofe veins are fweUM with an unufual heM^ 
And eager pulfes with ftrange motions beat ; 
Alternate pafllons various thoughts impart. 
And painful joys dillend her throbbing heart : 
Her fears are great, and her deiii-es are flrong : 
The minutes fly too faft — yet ftay too long : 
Now (he is ready — the next moment not ; 
All things are done— then fomething is forgot: 
She fears — yet wifhes the ftrange work were done.| 
Delays — yet is impatient to be gone. 
Dil'orders thus from every thought arife 5 
"What love perfuades, I know not what denies. 

Achates' choice does his firm judgment prove. 
And /hews at once he can be wife and lovej 
Becaufe it from no ipurious paflion came, 
But was the produ6l of a noble flame : 
Bold, without rudenefs 5 without blazing, bright^ 
Pure as fix'd ftars, and uncorrupt as light : 
.Xy juft degrees it to perfe61ion grewj 
An early ripenefs, and a lailing to«« 

» die bright fini afcending to his noon, 
Eoret qot too flowly, nor is there too foon. 
But, though Achates was unkindly driven 
nom hit own land, he *s bani(h*d into heaven : 
or fare the raptures of Cofmelia^s love, 
.le next, if only next, to thofe above, 
Iras Power Divine does with his foes engage $ 
cwards his virtues, and defeats their rage : 
or firft it did to fair Cofmelia give 
Jl that a human creature could receive ; 
ITbate^er can raife our wonder or delight, 
^ranfport the foul, or gratify the fight, 
lien in the full perfeftion of her charms, 
odg*d the bright virgin in Achates* arms* 

What angels are, is in Cofinelia feen ; 
liar awful glories, and their godlike mien : 
or, in her afpe£t all the graces meet ; 
ill that is noble, beautiful, or i'weet : 
Ticre every charm in lofty triumph fit?, 
corns poor defect, and to no fault fubnr-iti : 
rhcrc fymmctry, complexion, air, unite, 
uhl'.ciily noble, and amazing bright, 
o ne-jvr!y fivilCu'd by the hand Divine, 
\tfo7t hir fall, did tlie firft woman (hire. 
»u: ?,vf. In <'>ne grtat pc.'nt (h^ do*^ excel : 
;',:"v.-i; \ r«vn' crr'd a: iil ; fr,t tzil, 
.•■••v. M'.; re-.-nptatLon, I.- tixipir wi:>. jrrv ; 
:-,- ::-'A'* a i'.uslt:;, whom ;t couli neV*- AjKdii*. 

','.r .-. :i.-.:-..-T» '!, ar-i rez-'iriy hr-,.:r'-.: 
7 , :'_.. ".:-:.;/, V/ f-.\jui tiougrit. 


Her aflit>ns with a watchful eye furveys ; 
Each pailion goiJeaj and every moment fway^i 
Not the Ic^H f^iltire in her condufl lies ; 
ho g^t]y mod ell, and To freely wife. 

Her judgment fure, impartial » and I'efiu'd, 
With wit, that "s clear and penetrating, joinM^ 
O'er all the efforts of her mjnd pveGde«, 
And to the nob) eft end her labours guides j 
She knows the btft, and doe$ the bell purfur, 
Ai^d treadi the maze of life without a clue- 
That the weak only and the wavering lack. 
When they "re miftaket^, to conduct them back. 
She does> amidft ten thovifand wnysj prefer 
The right, as if not capable to err. 

Her fancy, Urong, vivaciousj and fiiblime^ 
Seldom betrays her conv^rfe to a crime i 
And though it moves with a Luxuriant heat, 
'Ti£ ne'er precipitous^ but always great : 
For each expreifuin, every teeming thought. 
Is to the fcanning of her judgment brought | 
Which wifely ieparate* the fii;cft gold. 
And cafts the image in a b&auteous mould- 
No trifling words debafe her eloquence, 
But nil \ pa^theticj all is Ihrling tenfe j 
Jlcfin\l from drofly chat, and idle ncife. 
With which the feruale canv^rfatioo cjoyt. 
So wdl Ihe knows J what ""s onderftood by few, 
Tu time her thnuglrtSj and to exprefs them tooj 
That what {l\e Cytti]^^ dot^^o the foul traa&ait 
The fair vdta o^ d^\\^vl\\Hiv\^ 




llluflrious boi'ti, and as iUuftrious bred. 
By gr«ac estaoiplc to wife aftions led : 
Much to the fame her lincsJ heroes bore 
She owcSj but to her own Iiigb genius morei 
A^dj by a noble emulation mov'd, 
Exceird their virtues, and her own improved ; 
Tiil they arrived to that cdeftial b eight, 
Scarce angels gre:iter be, oir ikints fo bright, 

But, if Cofnielja could yet lovdter be. 
Of nobler birth, or more a deity, 
Acbatea merits her, though none but he ; 
Whofc generous foul abhors a bafe difguifej 
Kcfolv'd in a£lion, and in counfcl wife; 
Too well confirmed and fortify *d within. 
For threats to force, or flattery to win* 
UnmovM amidft the hurricane be /lood j 
He tiares be guiltlefs> and he will be good- 

Sinoe ihe firlt pair in paradife were joio'd, 
Tv(ro hearts were ne^er fo happily combin*d» 
Achates life to fair Cofmelia gives : 
In fair Cofmelia great Achates lives* 
Each is to other the divineft blifs ;' > 
He is her heaveo, ai>d (he is more than his. 
O may the kindeft influence above 
Protect their {KxfonSi and indulgK their love I 


tTj i^^ 


FOR t H E 


Diana, OxoNii &ELCINI Comitiflaf. 
QJJ m 

Illuftri ort& fanguine, fanguinem illu^btvit : 
Ceciliorum merids, dara, Aiis clariffima j 
Ut qiue nefciret minor efle maxiiiii««j 

Vitam ineuntem innocentiai 

Procedentem ampla virtutum cohors t 

Exeuntem mors bcatiffimadecoravit|. 

(Volentc Numine) 

Ut nufpiam deceflct aut virtus aut felicita^^ 

. Duobus conjun^a maritis 

Utrique chariflinia : 


(Quern ad annum habuit) 

Impenfe dilexits 


(Quem ad annos viginti quatuor) 

Tanta pletate & amore coluit j 

Ut qui, vivens, 

Obfequium, tanquam patri praeftitit \ 



Novel ca cum eflet, 

Maternam pitftateru facile fuperaviu 

F^miilitil adeo mitcni prud€ntemqu« curam gjctUt^ 

Ut Doa tam domma famili® prxeWt^ 

Q^am am ma cofporl Ineile videretiiiv 


Cam pudkoj humUii forti, iinflo animo^ 

Virgin [bus, conjugibus, viduis* omnibusj. 

Excpplpm cQufecrailet integenimura> 

Term anira* inaior, adii^uiiesevobvit fuperos. 



DiANA^ CounterB of OrpOUD and Elciw 3. 

WHO from a race of jjoblf hcf/oca carnc^ , 

And added In ft re to its ancient famei ^^ Ji t,iwd*i 
Round her tbc vlitues uf the Cecils fhone, ' 
But with inferior brightnefs to her own : 
Which flie refin'd to that fublime degree. 
The greateft mortal could not greater be. 
Each ftage of life peculiar fplendor had ; 
Her tender years with innocence were clad : 
Maturer grown, whatever was brave and good 
In the retinue of her virtues llood; 
And at the final period of her breath. 
She crown'd her life with a propitious death. j 
That no occafion might be wanting here 
Tq make her virtues famM, or joys fmccix* 

U 4 -^ ^ofc , 


Two noble lords her genial bed pofTeft ; 
A wife to both, the deareft and the beft. 
Oxford fubmitted in one year to fate ; 
For whom her paflion was exceeding great. 
To Elgin full fix Luftra were aflignM : 
And him ihe lov'd with fo intenfe a mind» 
That, ilving like a father, ihe obeyed i 
Dying, as to a fon, left all ihe had. 
When a flep-mother, flie foon foarM above 
The common height even of maternal love* 
She did her numerous family conmiand 
With fuck a tender care^ fo wife a hand» 
She feem^d no otherwife a miih^fs there« 
Than godlike fouls in human bodies are* 
But when to all ihe had example ihew'*d« 
How to be great and humble, chafte and gooi^ 
Her foul, it>r earth too excellent, too high^ 
Flew to its peers^ the princes of the iky. 


Els in*^ik 


W Hence fprang this glorious frame ? or whc« 
Things to exrft ? They could not always be; 
To what ftupcndous energy 
Shall we afcribe the origin of man ? 
That Caufe, from whence all beings elfe aroie^ 
Muft felf-exiftent be alone ; 
Intirely perfe^l, and but one j 
l«Ior equal nor fuperior knows t 
Two firfts, in rcafon, we can ne'er fuppofe^ 
If that, in falfc opinion, we allow. 
That once there abfolutely nothing was^ 
Then nothing could be now. 
FoTa by what inftruraent, or how, 
Shall non-exiftence to exiftence pafs ? 
Thus, fomething muft from everlafting be \ 
^ Vr matter, or sl j!>eity^ 


If matter only uncreatc we grant, 

We*ihall volition, wit, and reafon, want ; 

An agent infinite, and a£lion free ; 

JVhence docs volition, whence does:re^{9]i, flow I; ,* 

How came we to reflect, defign, and know ? 

This from a nobler inamre fpringSy 
Diftlnfl in effence from material things : 
For, thoughtlefs matter cannot thought beftow^ , 
» But, if we own a God fuprenae, '• ' 

And all perfeftion 's pofiible in him ; 
In him does boundlefs excelleneo re^de, . 
Power to create, and providence to guide j 
Unmade himfelf, could no beginning have. 
But to all fubftancc prime exiftence gave : 
Can what he will deftroy, and what he pleafes faw... 


The undefigning hand of giddy Chance 
Cchild never fill the globes of light. 

So beautiful, and fo amazing bright. 
The lofty concave of the vaft expanfe : 
Thefe could proceed from no lefs power than infinite* 

There 'S not one atom of this wondrous frame. 

Nor efTence intelle6lual, but took 

Exiftence when the great Creator fpoke, 
And from the common womb of empty nothing came, . 

Let fubftance be, he cry'd j and ftraight arofc 

Angelic, atid cQt^oved too ; 

AU tbatxti^tw\^\ wax>\x^ ^^-^^^ 

' And what does things fiivtflblc compofej 
At the fame in [Ian t fpning, and into being flew ; 
Mount to the convex of ihc higheft fphere. 

Which draws a mighty circle round 
Th' infenor orbsj as tlidr capacious bound 5 
There millions of new miracles appear t 
There dwell the el deft fons of power immeafCi 
Who firft were to per fe^ion wrought 
J'irft to complete exiftence brougbt, C 

To whom thdr Maker did difpenfe 
Tiie largcft portions of created excelkt\cc, 
Eternal row, not of oeccll^. 
As if they could not ceafc to be. 
Or were from poffible delbu^Uon ftce j 
But on the will of God depeni} * 
For that which could begin, can end. 
^ Who, w/hetk the lower workls' were made<^ 

Without the leaft'inifcarriage or defeft, * 

By the almighty Archite6(y 
United adoration paid, 
And with extatic gratitude his laws obey*d. 


Philofophy o^old in vain effay'd 

To tell us how this mighty frame 
Into fucn beauteous order came ; # 

But, by falfe reafonings, falfe foundations laid : • 
She laboured hard 5 but ftill the more fhe wrought. 
The more ^as vUder'd in the maze of tlnou^jUli 



Sometimes (he fancyM things to be 

Coeval with the Deity, 

And in the form which now they are 

From everlafting ages were. 

Sometimes the cafual event. 
Of atoms floating in a fpace immenfe. 

Void of all wifdom, rule, and fenfe; 

But, by a lucky accident. 
Jumbled into this fcheme of wondrous excdlcnce« 

'Twas an eftabli(h*d article of old. 
Chief of the philofophic creed. 

And does in natural produ£lions hold $ 

That from mere nothing, nothing could proceed : 

Material fubftance never could have rofe. 

If fome exiftence had not been before^ 

In wifdom infinite, immenfe in power. 

Whatever is made, a maker muft fuppoie. 
As an eife£l a caufe that could produce it ihew8« 

Nature and art, indeed, have bounds a(fignM» 

And only forms to things, not being, give j 

That from Omnipotence they muft receiye t 

But the eternal felf-exiftent mind 

Can, with a fmgle Fiat, caufe to be 
All that the wondrous eye furveys. 

And all it cannot fee. 
Nature may Ihape a beauteous tree^ 
And art a joMc palace raife. 
But muft not to creative power afpire { 

But their God alone can claim. 
As pre-exLfting fubftance doth require : 
'S«> vrhere they oothing find^ -can nothing frame. 


etftttfDltDffiATfl^MTES. t^ 



Mstter pnoducM, hai mil 3 ciiaos been ; 
For jarring elements engsg^d. 
Eternal battles would have >r^'*d^ 
Aod iaird wiih cndlefs ligrror the tuinuln^omi fceste % 

If wiiiiom inSnittj for Icii 
Catild not t!ie vaft proiiigious tmbryo wicld^ 
Of ftrengtli cooiplete to Ufecuring Nature yield. 

Had not, witli aS^al addntr^t 
Conrpos*d the bellowing burry, and eftabli£h'd pcicc# 
Whatever this vifible creatian (hews 

That *« lovely, nniforn), and bright^ 
That gildK the morning, or adonis the night. 
To her it^ emmence and beauty owes. 
By her ail creatures hare their ends aflign*d, 
Pi^portion'd to their nature, and their kind^ 

To which they fteadily advance, 

Mov'd by right Reafon^s high command* 

Or guided by the fecret hand 
Of real inftin6)^, or imaginary chance. 

Nothing but men rejcft her facred rules 5 
Who from the end of their creation fly. 

And deviate into mifcry : 
As if the liberty to aft like fools 
Were the chief caufc that Heaven made them free. 



3old is (he wretch, and blafphemous the man^ 
Who, finite, will attempt to fcan 
The works of him that 's infinitely wife, 
''And thofe he cannot comprehend, denies ; 

J^s if a fpace immenfe were meafurable by a fpan* 
Thus the proud fceptic will not own 
That Providence the world direfts. 

Or its affairs infpe6ls ; 
B\it leaves it to itfelf alone. 
How docs it with almighty grandeur fuity 
To be concernM with our impertinence | 
Or interpofe his power for the defence 
Of a poor mortal, or a fenfelefs brute ? 

"Villains could never fo fuccefsful prove. 

And unmolefted in thofe pleafures live, 
"Which honour, cafe, and affluence givej 

While fuch as Heaven adore, and virtue love. 

And moft the care of providence deferve, 

Opprefs'd vvith pain and ignominy ftarve. 
What reafon can the wifelt ihew. 
Why murder does unpunifhM go. 
If the Moft High, that's juft and good. 
Intends and governs all below. 

And yet regards not the loud cries of guiltlefs blood ? 
But (hall we things unfearchable deny, 
Becaufe our reafon cannot tell us why 

They are allow'd, or afted by the Deity ? 

3 *Th 

'Tls equally above the r*ach of ihoughti 
To con^prehend how matter flioutd be br<;ugUt f 
Fiatji notbiTTg, as exKtenc be 
From aJl eternity ; 
And yet that matter it, we feel and fee t 

Nor is It eafier to define. 
What ligature* the ft^jl and body join ; 

Or, how the memory dL>es th^ imjnTiHon talre 
Of things, and ta the mind rcftorca them back. 

' Did not th' Almighty, wifh imrftpdialc c*rfl, 
Direct anJ govern this ciipacioiH :iU, 
How Toon wanld tbingif mtct cbnfullan MW 

Esirthquakes the trembling ground would tci^i 
And bladng comets rule the troubled afr ; 
Wtdi' intindationsp with refilUeft f<jrcc, 
Tha lower province! o^crHow^ 
Jn fpjte of ;ill that human Unngih conid do 
To Hop the ra;jing k^^ impel nous eouHe ; 
•Murder and rapine every place would fill, 
' And finking virtue ftoop to profperous ill j 

Dfevouring peftllence rave> 
And all that part of nature which has breath 
Deliver to the tyranny of death, 
And hurry to the dungeons of the grave. 
If watchful Providence were not concerned to favc. 
Let the brave fpealc, who oft ha$ .been 
In dreadful (jegcs, and fierce battles ken, 
How he 's prefcrvM, when bombs and bullet! fly 
30 thick, that fcarce one inch of air k free \ 
And though he docs ten thoufaud Ice 


Fall at his feet, and in a moment die. 
Unhurt retreatSi or gains unhurt the TiAory. 
Let the poor fhtpwreckM failor (ktWf 
To what invifible prote£^ing power 
He did his life and fafety owe. 
When the loud ftorm his well-built vefTel tore. 
And a half-ihatterM plank conveyM him to the fliore* 
Nay, let th' ungrateful fceptic tell us how 
His tender infancy protection found. 
And helplefs childhood was with fafety crown*dy 

If he '11 no Providence allow { 
When he had nothing but his nurfe*s arms » 
To guard him from innumerable fatal harms i 
From childhood how to youth be i^ 
Securely, and from thence to man j 
How, in the ftrength and vigour of his years* 

The feeble bark of life he faves, 
Amidft the fury of tempeftuous waves. 
From all the dangers he forefees, or fears j 
Yet every hour 'twixt Scylla and Charybdis fteers. 

If Providence, which can the feas command* 
Held not the rudder with a fteady hand. 


"*Tis happy for the fons of men, that he. 
Who all exigence out of nothing made, 
Supports his creatures by immediate aid t 
But then this all-intending Deity 
M\»i\. Oum\^\tfewt be 5 



For hovf ihall we by demaoftration ihew 
The Godhead ifi thh moijient here, 
* If he 'a not prefcnt every wherej 

And always fb f 
What 's not perceptible by fenifc, may he 

Ten ihoufand miles i-emoie from me, 
Unlefs bis nature h from limitatioii free* 

In vain we for protc£lion pray i 
For benefits receivM 

And offer up on \ 

In vain hts anger due 
An abfent god from » 

No more thao^ c(, , . rncn<l| 

No inor« i& capauji; w kllu^^ 

How gratefully we make returns. 
When the loud mufic foundi, or vifUm buroi. 

Than a poor Tntliaji fUve of Mejtko* 

If fo, *t is equally in v^iin 

The profpercus fingSy and wretched moura^ ;. 
He cannot hear the praife, or mitigate the pain. 
But ky "what Being is confined 

The Ggdhead we adore ? 
He muft have equal or fuperior power* 
If equal only, they each other bind, 
So neither ^s God, if we define him nght» 

For neither 's infinite. 
But if the otlier have fuperior naight 
Then he, we wor/kipi can*t pretend to be 

Omnipotent, and free 
From all reflraint, and fo no Deity. 

3o6 POMFRE^rS PO£MS« * 

If God is limited in fpace i his view. 

His knowledge, power, and wifdom, is fo too : 

Unlefs we *ll own, that thefe perfections are 

At all times prefent every where. 
Yet he himfclf not aftually there. .^ 

Which to fuppofe, that ftrange conclufion brings. 
His eflence and his attributes are diflferent things. 


A S the fupreme, omnifcient mind. 
Is by no boundaries confinM ; 
So Reafon muft acknowledge him to be 
From poffible mutation free : 
For what He is. He was from all eternity. 
Change, whether the effect of force or will, 

Muft argue imperfeftion ftill. 
But imperfection in a Deity, 
That 's abfolutely perfe<5l, cannot be : 
Who can compel, without his own confent^ 
A God to change that is omnipotent ? 
And every alteration without force. 
Is for the better or the worfe. 
He that is infinitely wife, 
To alter for the worfe will never choofe. 
That a depravity of nature ihews : 

And He, in whom all true perfe£lion lies. 
Cannot by change to greater excellencies rife. 



If Gad be mutable, wliJch way, or hqw. 
Shall we dctnonf^ratc, that will pleafa liim nowj 
Which did a thoufand years ago ? 
Arfd *t is impoffibic to know, 
wiiat He forbids, or what He will allow. 
Murder, inchantment, lult, and perjury, 
Did in the foremoft rank of vices ftand, 
Pr.7hiblced by an exprefs com maud : 
But whether fuch tl.ey fti II remain to be. 
No arpimtnt will pofitively prove. 
Without immediate notice from above j -- 

If the Almighty Legiflator can 
Be changed, like his inconftant fubjeft, man. 
Uncertain thus what to perform or fhon. 
We all intolerable hazards nm» 
Wlieti an eternal Aake i$ to be Joft or won. 


REJOICE, ye fons of piety, and fmg 
Loud'Hallelujah^s to his glorious name. 
Who was; and will for ever be the fame t 
Your grateful incenfe to his temples bring. 
That from the fraoking altars may arife 
Clouds of perfumes to the imperial £kies« 
His piromffes (land firm to you, 
And endlefs joys will be beftow'd. 
As Aire as that there is a God, 
)a sdl who virtue cHooik, and righteouf pat\i» ||rut&!^* 


Nor (hould we more hU menaces diftruft* 
For while he is a Deity, he muft 
(As infinitely good) be infinitely juft. 

But does it with a gracious godhead fuit^ 
Whofe Mercy is his darling attribute. 
To puniih crimes that temporary be. 
And thofe but trivial offences too, 
Mere flips of human nature, fmall and few. 

With everlafting mifery ? 
This fliocks the raind with deep refle6lions fraught, 
And Reafon bends beneath the ponderous thought; 
Crimes take their eftimate from guilt, and grow 
More heinous ftill, the more.they do incenfe 
That God to whom all creatures owe 

Prof oun deft reverence : 
Though as to that degree they raife 
The anger of the merciful Moft High, 
We have no ftandard to difcem it by. 
But the infii6lion he on the offender lays. 
So that if endlefs punifliment on all 
Our unrepented fins muft fall, 
None, not the leaft, can be accounted fmajl* 
That God is in perfeftion juft, muft be 
Allowed by all that own a Deity : 
If fo, from equity he cannot fwerve. 
Nor punifh finners more than they deferve. 
His will reveaPd, is both exprefs and clear j 
** Ye curfed of my Father, go 
" To everlafting woe." 
If everlafting means eternal here, 



Duration abfofurely wtthotit end i 

Ag^nit v-hicli fcnfc Jbcie tculouHyciontchdt 
Th^t when applied Id pftinSj it only mt^nSf 

Tliev iliill ten thouf^iiid a^ bft i 
Tea thour^nd mote, perhaps, wlicn they air p*il ^ 
But not eecroai in a. literal ftntt s 
Yet own tl« pkafures of the juft remsim 
So Jong as there *s a God exifts to reign » 
Though none can give a folid reafcitl^ why 

The word Ettiuity, 
To hcivien and hdl indjIftreiiE plnM» 
&houiii carry {i:nfQ of a diflftr^iu ktnd| 
Ajxd *E is a lad fixptjiiaent to Uy, 

I fl 

But' if there be on« attribute divine 
With greater luftre than the reft can'(bine». 
*T is goodnefs which we every moment fee 
The godhead cxercife with fuch delight. 

It Teems, it only feems, to be 
The beft-bclovM pcrfcftlon of the Deity, 
And more than infinite. 

Withoiit that, he could never prove 
The proper obje£l$ of our praife or loVe, 
Were he not good, he M be no more cortccrn*t£ 
To hear the wretched in affli6^ion cry. 
Or fee the guiltlcfi for the guilty die. 
Than Nero, when the flaming city bum'c^ 
And weeping Koolans o*er it$ ruiiM movl 


Eternal juftice then would be 

But everlafting cruelty ; 
Power unreftrainM, almighty violence 5 
And wifdom unconfinM, but craft immenfek 
*Tis goodnefs conftitutes him that he is^ 
And thofe 

Who will deny him this, 
A god without a deity fuppofe. 
When, the lewd atheift blafphemoudy fwears^ 
By his tremendous name 

There is no god, but all *s a (ham j 

Infipid tattle, praife, and prayers. 
Virtue, pretence ; and all the facred rules 
Religion teaches^ tricks to cully fools : 

Juftice would ftrike th* audacious villain dead| 

But mercy, boundlefs, faves his guilty head} 

Gives him prote6lion, and allows him bread* not the fmner whom no danger awes^ 
Withoyt reftraint, his infamy purfue^ 

Rejoice, and glory in it too 5 
Laugh at the power divine, and ridicule his laws j 

Labour in vice his rivals to excell. 
That, when he 's dead, they may their pupils tell. 
How wittily the fool was damnM, how hard he fell ? 

Yet this vile wretch in fafety lives, 
Bl^ilings in common with the bed receives ; 
Though he is proud t' aflfront the God thofe bleifingt 

The chearful fun his influence iheds on all j 

Has no refpea to good or ill ; 



And tVuitful fliowers without dzfti nation fall. 
Which fields with corn, with grafs the paAuiies, filL 
The bounteous hand of Heaven beltowi 
Succefs and honotir many time* on thofc 
Who fcarn his favourites^ and caref^ hi$ foef . 

To this good God, whom my adventurous pen. 
Has dar'd to celebrate 
In lofty Pindar's ftrain ; 
Though with unequal ftrength to bear the weight 
Of fuch a poiidcroui theme fo infinitely great ; 
To this good God, ccleltial fpirits pay. 
With extacy divine, inceflfant praife t 
While on the glories of his face they gaze, 
In the bright regions of eternal day. 
To him each rational exiftence heiie, 
Whofe breaft one ipaiit of gratitude con tain Sj 
In whom there are the leaft remain i 

Of piety or fear, 
His tribute brings of joyful facrifice. 
For pardon prays, and for prote£lion flies t. 
Nay, the inanimate creation give, 
By prompt obedience to his word, 
Inftin£(ive honour to their lord $ 
And (hame the thinking world, who in rebellion live* 
With Heaven and earth then, O my foul, unite^ 
And the great God of both adore and blefs. 
Who gives thee competence, content, and peace | 
The only fountains of fincere delight s 

X 4 Tkat 


That from the tranfitory joys below, 
Thou by a happy exit may'ft- remorc 

To tbofe ineffable above i 
Which from the vifion of the godhead flow, 
And neither end, decreafe, nor interruption know, 



ALAS, Jerufalem ! alas I where 's now 
Thy priftinc glory, thy^ unmatch'd renown^ 
To which the heathen monarchies did bow } 

Ah, haplefs, miferable town ! 
Where 's all thy majefty, thy beauty gone. 
Thou once moft noble, celebrated place. 
The joy and the delight of all the earth j 

Who gav'ft to godlike princes birth. 
And bred up heroes, an immortal race ? 
Where ^s now the vaft magnificence, which made 

The fouls of foreigners adore 

Thy wondrous brightnefs, which no more 
Shall (hine, but lie in an eternal ihade ? 
Oh mifery 1 where 's all her mighty ftate. 

Her fplendid train of numerous kings. 
Her noble edifices, noble things. 
Which made her feem fo eminently great, 
That barbarous princes in her gates appeared, 



And wealthy prefenis, as their tribute, brouglit, 
To court her friend (hip ? For her ftiicngth they fear*d, 
And all her wide prote£l ion fought* 

B\Ji oowj ah 1 DOW they laugh and cry^ 

&SC how her lofty buildings lie \ 
S«c how her flawing turrets gild the flcy 1 

Where 's all the young, the valiant, and the gay. 
That on her feftivala were u^M to play 
Harmonmuft times, and h^2autify the day ? 

The flittering troops, which did fin>m far 
Bring home the trophies, and the fpoils of war,. 
Whijni all the nations round with terror viewM 

Nor durft their godlike valour try ? 
Where'er they fought, they certainly fubdued. 
And every combat gain'd a victory. 
Ah ! where 's the houfe of the Eternal King j 
The beauteous temple of the Lord of Hofts, 
To whofe large treafuries our fleet did bring; 
The gold and jewels of remoteft coafts ? 
There hjad the infinite Creator p'ac'd 

His terrible, amazing name. 
And with his more peculiar prefence grac'd 
That heavenly fanclum, where no mortal camc^ 
The high pncftonly ; he but once a year 
In that divine apartment might appear : 
So full of glory, and fo facred then, 
But now corrupted with the heaps of flam, 
Whieh fcatter'd round with blood, defile the mighty 
fane. • 

114. POMFRET'S P O B M S. 
Alas, Jerufalem ! each fpacious ftrect 

Was once lb fiird, the numerous throng 
Was forc'd to joftle as they pafsM along. 

And thoufands did with thoufands meet ; 
The darling then of God, and man^s belovM retreat. 
In thee was the bright throne of juflice fix^dp 
Juftice impartial, and vain fraud unmixM 1 
She fcorn'd the beauties of fallacious gold, 

Defpiilng the moft wealthy bribes i 

But did the facred balance hold 
With godlike faith to all our happy tribes. 
Thy well-built ftreets, and every noble fquare. 

Were once with polifhM marble laid. 

And all his lofty bulwarks made 
With wondrous labour, and with artful care* 
Thy ponderous gates, furprizing to behold. 

Were covcr'd o'er with folid gold ; 
Whofe fplcndor did fo glorious appear. 

It raviflrd and amaz'd the eye ; 
And ftrangers pafling, to themfelves would cry. 

What mighty heaps of wealth are here ! 
How thick the bars of mafly filver lie ! 
O happy people 1 and ft ill happy be, 
Celeftial'city! from deftruftion free, 
May*ft thou enjoy a long, entire profperity I 

But now, oh wretched, wretched place I 
Thy ftreets and palaces are fpread 
With heaps of carcafes, and mountains of the dead^ 
The bleeding relics of the Jewifli race I 



£ac!i corner of the town, no vacant CpJCCt 

But is with biesitbkfG bodies £iPdj 
Some by the fwordj aad fome by famine, ktli*d, * 

Natives and i^/^ngers arc together Hid i 

Death 'fl anrovi'S alJ at random flew 
Anftoti^it the crowd, and no dilitnftion mad«f 
But both the cowai d And the valiant Bew, 

All in one dj final ruin joined, 

(For fwords and j>efliknce are blind) 
The fair^ the g oodj the brave ^ no mercy fin J t 

Thofc that from far^ wuh joyful hafte. 

Came to attend thy feHitralj 

Of the fame bitter poiTon tafle* 
And by the black, deftruflive potfon fall | 
For the avenging feotence pafs'd on alL 
Oh ! fee bow the delight of human eycK 

In horrid defoktion lies ! 

See how the burning ruins flame ! 
l^otbing now left, but a fad> empty name 1 

And the triumphant viflor cries. 

This was the fam*d Jerufalem ! 


The moft obdurate creature muft 
Se grievM to fee thy palaces in duft, 
Thofe ancient habitations of the juft t 

And could the marble rocks .but know 
The miferies of thy fatal overthrow. 
They 'd ftrive to find fome fecret way unknown^ 
Maugre the fenfelefi nature of the done, 

5 Thcit 


Their pity and concern to (hew : 

For now, where lofty buildings ftood. 
Thy fons corrupted carcafes are laid : 

And all by this de(h-u£lion made 
One ev/.Timon Golgotha, one field of blood. 
See ! how thofc ancient men, who rulM thy ftate^' 

And made thee happy, made thee great | 

Who fat upon the awful chair 
Of mighty Mofcs, in long fcarlet clad, 
The good to cherifli, and chaftife the bad j 

Now fit in the corrupted air, 
In filent melancholy, and in fad defpair I 
See how their rourder'd children round them lie f 

Ah, difmal fcene ! hark how they cry t 

Woe 1 woe 1 one beam of mercy give, 

Good Heaven 1 alas, for we would live!' 
Be pitiful, and fuffer us to die! 

Thus they lament, thus beg for eafe ; 
While in their feeble, aged arms they hold 
Tlic bodies of their offspring, ftj^and cold^ 
To guard them from the ravenous favages l 
Till their increafing forrows death pcrluade 

•(For death muft fure with pity fee 
The horrid defolation he has made) 
To put a period to all their mifery. 

Thy wretched daughters that furvive,, 

Are by the heathen kept alive, 

Only to gratify their luft. 

And then be mixM with common duft. 
Oh ! infupportablc, ftuptndous woe 1 



What fliali ws do ? ah ! whither ^^ll we go ? 
Pown to the grave, down to thpfe hsppy ftadcs below 
Where all our brave protjcritors are blefl 
With endlfili triumph, aud etti iiai reft, i 

But who, wkhput a flood of tenrsi can £» 
Thy niournfui, fad cataftrophc? 
Who can beliolfi thy glorious temple lie 
In afhes, and not be in pam to dk ? 
Unhappy, dear jerulakm 1 thy woes ^ 

1: ave raised my griefs to Juch a vaJt excefs^ 

Their mighty weight no mortal knows. 
Thought cannot comprehend, or words cxpiefs. 
Nor can they po/fibly, whlh I furvive, be lef$. 

Good Heaven had he£n exti-cmely kind. 
If it had Itj nek ine dead, nr ^ruck me blind. 
Before this curfed time, this worft of days, 
J« death quite tirM ? aie all hfs arrows fpent ? 
If not, why then fo many dull dcl^y^ } 
Quicki qutckj let the obliging dart be Tent I 
Nay, at me only let ten thoufand fly, 
Whoe'er (hall wretchedly furvive j that I 

May, happily^ be fure to die. 
Yet ftill we live, live in excefs of pain I 

Our friends and relatives are (Iain ! 

Nothing but ruins round us fee. 
Nothing but defolation, woe, and mifcry ! 
Nay, while we thus, with bleeding hear(Sy compIaixi« 

Our enemies without prepare 
Their direful engines to purfue the war j 

3 And 


None know what death is, but the dead | 
Therefore we all, by nature, dying dread. 
As aftrange, doubtful way, we know not iiow tQ tread. 

When to the margin of the grave we come. 
And fcarce have one black, painful hour to live; 
No hopes, no profpcf^, of a kind reprieve. 
To ftop our fpeedy paflage to the tomb ; 

How moving, and how mournful, is the fight 1 

How wondrous p'tiful, how wondrous fad 1 
Where then is refuge, where is comfort, to be had 

In the dark minutes of the dreadful night. 
To chear our drooping fouls for their amazing flight ? 

Feeble and languiftiing in bed we lie, 

Defpairing to recover, void of relt j 

Wifliing for death, and yet afraid to die : 
Terrors and doubts diftra6l our breaft, 
With mighty agonies and might)- pains oppreft. 

Our face Is moiftenM with a clammy fweat j 
Faint and irregular the pulfes beat ; 

The blood una6live grows. 

And thickens as it flows, 
Deprived of all its vigour, all its vital heat. 
Our dying eyes roll heavily about. 

Their light juft going out ; 
And for fome kind alliftance call : 
But pity, ufelefs pity *s all 

Our weeping friends can give. 

Or we receive j 



Though tberr de fires are great j their powers are fmall, 
The tongue 's \inablc to declare 
The pains aod gnefsj the miilriesj we bear ; 
How in fuppor table our torments are* 
Mufic no more delights our deaJening ears, 
Re (lores our joySj or dilH paces our fears i 
But all is melancholy, all h fad. 
In nibes of deepeft mourning' dad j 
For, every faculty, and every ftufe, 
Partakes the woe of this dii^ exigence- 
Then we are fetifible too late, 
"'TIS no advantage to be rich or great : 
For, all the fulforae pnde and pageantry of flate 
No^onJblation brings, 
Kiches and honours then are ufdefs things, 
TsAalefs, or bitter, all j 
And, like the book whtch the apofile eat. 
To the ill-judging palate fweet, 
But turn at hft to nJiureournEfs and r^ilL 
Nothing -will then our drooping fpirits chcar. 
But the remembi-ance of good a^^ions paft. 
Virtue 's a joy that will for ever laft, 
And makes pale death lefs terrible appear ; 
Takes out his baneful fting, and pall iates^ our fear. 
In the dark antichamber of the grave 

What would we give (ev'n all we have, 

All that our care and indu(lry have gain'd, 

AH thgt'Our policy, our fraud, our art, obtained) 

Y- Cohid 


Could we recall thofe fatal hours again. 
Which we confumM in feofelefs vanities. 
Ambitious follies, or luxurious eafe 1 
For then they urgfe our terrors, and increaie our pais 

Our friends and relatives ft?ind weeping by, 
DiiTolvM in tear^, to fee us die i 
And plunge into the deep abyfs of wide eternity. 
In vain they mourn, in vain they grieve : 
Their forrows cannot ours relieve. 
They pity our deplorable eft ate : 
But what, alas, can pity do 
To foften the decrees of fate ? 
Befides^ the fentence is irrevocable too, 
AH their endeavours to prefervc our brrath. 

Though they do uttfuccefsful prove. 
Shew us how much, hpw tenderly, th^y love ? 
But cannot cut off the entail of death, 
Mournful they look, and crowd about our bed : 

One, v^ith officious haite. 
Brings us a cordial we want fenfe to tafte § 
Another foftly raifes up our head ; 
This wipes away the fweat j that, fighing, cries 
See what convulllons, what ftrong agonies. 
Both foul and body undergo ! 
His pains no intermiilion know $ 
For every gafp of air he draws, returns in fighs. 
Each would his kind affiftance lend. 
To fave his dear relation, or his dearer friend j 
But ftill in vain with deftiny they all contend* 


6P ineAtii. St) 

X^ar Father, pale with grief and watching grown^ 
T;^ke$ our cold h;ind m his, and crks^ adieu { 
Adieu» my child I now I muft follow you : 

Then weeps, and geiitly lays it down. ^ 

Our fohs, whoj in their tender yeari, 
"Were obic£ls of otir cares, and of our fcar^j 
Come trembling to our bed, and, kneeling^ cry^ 
Blcfs usj O father \ now before you dlc| 
^Icls us, and be you blcf&M to all eternity. 
Our friend, whom equal to onrfelvcfi we love* 
C Dm pa fB on sice and kind, 
Cries, will you leai-^e me here behind ^ . 

Without me fly to the blefsM feat* above ? 

Without me, did I f:iy ? Ah, no! 
Without thy friend thou canft not go j 
For, though thou lea v' ft me grove ling bc^re belowj 
My foul with thee fhall upwaid fly. 
And bear thy fplrit company, 
Through the bright parage of the yielding flty* 
Ev'n death, that parts thee from thyfelf, fliall ht 
Incapable to feparate 
(For 'tia not in the power of fate) 
My friend, my beft, my deareft friend, and met 
But, iince it muft be fo, farewell $ 
For ever 1 No ) for we (hail meet again. 
And live like gods, though now we die like men^ 
In the eternal regions* where juft fpiritt dvcll« 

Y % the 


The foulf unsbk longer to. maintaiir 
The fraidefs snd vAdqaaT ftnfe^ 
Pinding her weak endmoan viiiiy, 
To keep the counterfcarp of life, . ' ' 

By flow degrees; retiret towards the hear^ ' 
And fortifies that little fort 
Whh all its kind artilleries of artj 
Botanic legions guarding every port. 
But death, whole arms no mortal can Kpel^ 
A formal fiege diidiuns to lay { 
Summons his fierce battalions to the ttvfp 
And in a minute florms the fbeble citadelJ 
Sometimes we may capitulate, aiidhe 
j^retends to make a folid peact | 
But *tis all (ham, all artifice,. 
That we may negligent and carekfs be t 
F6r, if his armies are withdrawn to-day^ 

And we believe no danger near. 
But all is peaceable, and all is clear j 
His troops return ferae unfufpefled way } 
White in the foft embraces of fleep we lie. 
The fecret murderers ftab us, and we die* 

Since our fifft parents' fall. 
Inevitable death defcends on all; 
A portion none of human race can mils 
' But that which makes it fweet or bitter, is 
The fears of mifery, or certain hopes of bli(a« 
For, when th' impenitent and wicked die. 
Loaded with crimes and infamy j 



ff any Tenfc at that fad time rem^ins^ 
They feel amazing terrors, mighty pains j 
The esimeJl of that vaftj ftupendoTJs woe. 
Which they to all et^rrjlty muft undergo, 
ConfinM in hell with eveH ailing ch^ns. 

Infernal fpiriw hover in the air- 
Like ravenous wolves, to feiie upon the prey. 
And hurry the departed fouls away 
To tht dark receptacles of defpair ; 
Where they muil dwell till that tremendous day. 
When the loud trump fhall call them to appear J 
Before a Judge mo ft terrible, and molt fcvere | 

By whole jvill ftot^nce they muft go 
To everiafting painsj and endlefa woe. 

But the good man, whofe foul 15 pure, 
^ Unfpotted, regular, and fi^ee 
Froti; all the ugly flains of luit and vtllajnyt 
Of mercy an J of pardon fure. 
Looks through the daikncia of the gloomy night 1 
And fees the dawning of a glorious day j 
Sees crowds of angels ready to convey 

His foul whene'er (he takes her ilight 
To the furprizing manfions of immortal light. 
Then the celeftial guards around him fland ; 
Nor fuffer the black daemons of the air 
T* oppofe his paffage to the promised land. 
Or terrify his thoughts with wild defpair ; 
But all is calm within, and all without is fair. 

Y 3 m*. 

His prayerty hit chant^f^ bit viititet, preftr'- . ha M 
To plead for mercyi^RHbcn ha wmta k «Mft)> i (tHT 
Not one of aU the hapivf irambcr *r loft f ) ::^fiiv 
And thofe bright ad f o cami nt^ier waAt fiiccaiy i irj/i 

But when the ibiii *• Fektnm ftoak dvM mo 
She paflet up. in trhimpb tbroo^ tbe llBjr}. 
Where (bo*t untied to a glorioqs duansf 
' Of angels j who, with a ctkftial ftMg». - y 

Congrataktt her conqueft at (he fliet aloiigr ' 

If diierefore all muft quit the ftagty 
When» or how (eon» we cannot kaonrj :, 
But» late or earlyy we are fuve to go } 
Jnthefreikblooniof youth, or wklief^di^^f . " 
We cannot take too iednlous a care^ 
In thk important* grand aitkir » 
For, as We die, we muft remain i 
Hereafter all our hopes are yain. 
To make our peace with Heaven , or to return again* 
The heathen, who no better underftoocT 
Than what the light of nature taught, declared, 
,No future mifery could be prepared 
For the fmcere, the merciful, the good i 

But, if there was a fiate of reft, 
They ihould with the fame happinefs be bleft 
As the immortal gods, if gods there were, pofleftj 
We have the promife of th' eternal truth, 
Thofe who live well, and pious paths purfue. 
To man, and to their Maker, true. 
Let th«m ex^\i« in a^e, of youth, 




Can never mifs 
Their way to everlafting blifs s 
But from a world of mifery and care 
To manfiont of eternal eaie repsiir $ 

. Where joy in fall perfe^ion flowt. 
And in an endlefs circle inbves. 
Through the vaft round of beatific ]o?e> 
Which no ceffatton knows; 


** EiTe quoque in fatis, reminifcitur, affore temfms 

*' Quo mare, quo tellus, correptaque regia caeli 

<< Ai'deaty 8c mundi moics operofa laborat.** Ovid. Met. 

NO W the black days of univerfal doom, 
Which wondrous prophecies foretoldj are come % 
What ftrong convulfionsy what ftupendous woe, 

Muft finking nature undergo; 
Amidft the dreadful wreck, and final overthrow I 
Methinks I hear her, confcious of her fate, 
With fearful groans, and hideous cries. 
Fill the prelaging ikies | 

Unable to fupport the weight 
Or of the prefent» or approaching miierict* ,. . , ,: 
Methinks I hear her fammon all 
Her guilty offspring raviijg with dd^iairf ' ., 
And tremblingy cry alottd. Prepare, ' 
^ Ye fablunarypowers, t* attehd my fiineralt / ' , 

See9.reethe.tnigMQ9Jwporteiittf . >.i .-. ; -. ; t 
Thofe dlfinal harbingen.of dire CfeMa J., .i^;. . « 
Loud thunden roar, and darting lightaingt Jly 
Through the dark concave of die troubled Ikg^ } 
The fiery ravage is begitn» the end ts m^ 

See how th^ glaring meteors bkxel : '; [\ y y 

Like baleful torches, O they come, 
.TolighrdiflblyjiiglHitucetbbertombt •• 
And, fcattering round their peftilcntiai rayiy i 
Strike the affrighted natioai with a linld amaie. 
Vaft fheets of flame, and globes of fire. 
By an impetuous wind are driven 
Through all the regions of the inferior heaven j 
Till* hid in fulphurous fmoke, they ieemingly expiie* 

Sad and amazing "'tis to fee. 
What mad confuiion rages over, all 
This fcorcbing ball ! 
No country-is exempt, no nation free, 
. But each partakes the epidemic mifery. 
Whatdifmal havoc of mankind is made 
By wars, ahdpe(Hlence, and dearth. 
Through the whole mournful earth ^ 
Which with a murdering fury they invade, 
' Foifookiby Providence, and all propitious aid ! 



Wbllft Betide t let toofe, th«rir utmoft ra ki^^Loj, 

To ruiii iill tbmgs here below | 
Their mmlicc *nd revenge no limits kn 
But, in tb« univerfal tumult^ all d^ftray. 

Dl Hi'a^ed mortah from their cities fly. 
For fafety to their chimp^iin graund, - 
But there no fifety can be found j 
The vengeance of tin atigiy Deityj 
With uTirelenting fury^ docs indofc them round t 
And whiift for mcr* y fome ^iloiid implore 
The God they ridicurd before j 
And others^ '"^^^J^g vpith their woe, 
(For hung^cr, thirfl, defpair, they undergo) 

Bl^ifpheme and tiirfe the Power they (hould adore t 
Tht eartht pjirch-d up with drought, her jaws extends. 
And opening wide a dreadful tomb. 
The howling multitude at once dcfcend* 
Together all into her burning womb. 

The trembling Alps abfcond their aged headt 
In migbty- pillars of infernal fmoke, 

Which from their bellowing caverns broke. 

And fuffbcatet whole nations where itfpreads. 
Sometimes the Hre within divides 
The maiTfirivers of thofe iecret chains. 
Which hold together their prodigious (ides. 
And hurls the (hatterM rocks o'er all the plains « 
While towns and cities, every thing below, 

[s overwhelmed witbthc fame burft of woe. 


No fiiowers defcend from the malignant fky^ 

To cool the burning of the thirfty field 5 
The trees no leaves, no grafs the meadows^ yield. 
But all is barren, all is dry. 

The little rivulets no more 

To larger ftreams their tribute pay, 

Nor to the ebbing ocean they $ 

Whichy with a ftrange unufaal roar, 
Forfakes thofe ancient bounds it would have part*d 
before : 

And to the monftrous deep in vain retire : 

For ev*n the deep itfelf is not fecure. 
But belching fubterraneous fires, 

Increafcs ftill the fcalding calenture. 
Which neither earth, nor air, nor water, can endure* 

The fun, by fympathy, concernM 
At thofe convulfions, pangs, and agonies, 

Which on the whole creation feize. 

Is to fubftantial darknefs turnM. 
The neighbouring moon, as if a purple flood 

O'erflowM her tottering orb, appears 
Like a huge mafs of black corrupted blood j 
For fhe herfelf a diffolution fears. 
The larger planets, which once fhone fo bright. 
With the reflected i-ays of borrowM light. 
Shook from their centre, without motion lie. 
Unwieldy globes of folid night. 
And ruinous lumber of the iky. 


ON TH« GfeMltAL CO!<FtAGRATiON. 33* 

Amidft this dreadful Hurricslne of woes, 
(For fire, confufibn, horror, and defpair. 
Fill every region of the tortnrM eartK aiid air) 

The great arclntngel his loud trtfrnj^ blows ^ 
At whofe amazing found frelfa agoniet 
Upon expiring nature feize : 
For now fhe *I] in few mintrtes know 
The ultimate event and htt of all below. 
Awake, ye dekd, aWake, he cries j 

(Fdr iU iimll come^ 
All that hid human brtath, arife. 
To hear your laft, unalterable doom. 

At this the ghaftly tyrant, who had fway*d 
So many thoufand ages uncontrolled. 
No longer could his fceptre hold ; 
But gave up all, and was himfelf a capdve made* 

The fcatterM particles of human clay. 
Which in the filent grave*s dark chambers lay, 
Refume their priftine forms again, 
And now from mortal, grow immortal men* 
Stupendous energy of facred Power, 
Which can coUefb wherever caft 
The fmalleft atoms, and that (hape reftore 
Which they had worn fo many years before. 
That through ftrange accidents and numerous changes 

See how the joyful angels fly 
From every quarter of the Iky, 

To gather and to convoy all 
The pious Tons of human race, . 
To one capacious place. 
Above the confines of this flaming ball. 

See with what tendemefs and love they bear 
Thofe righteous fouls through the tumultuous air $ 

Whilft the ungodly ftand below. 
Raging with (hame, confufion, and defpair, 
Amidft the burning overthrow. 
Expelling fiercer torment, and acuter woe. 
Round them infernal fpirits howling fly $ 
O horror, curfes, tortures, chains ! they cry 
And roar aloud with execrable blafphemy. 


Hark how the daring fons of infamy 
Who once diflblv'd in pleafures lap. 
And laughM at this tremendous day. 
To rocks and mountains now to hide them cry. 
But rocks and mountains all in afhes lie. 
Their (hame *s fo mighty, and fo Itrong their fear. 
That, rather than appear 
Before a God incens'd, they would be hurl'd 
Amongft the burning ruins of the world. 
And lie concealed, if poflible, for ever there. 
Time was they would not own a Deity, 

Nor after death a future ftate j 
But now, by fad experience, find, too late. 
There is, and terrible to that degree, 
That rather than behold his face, they M ceafe to be. 
lo And 


And fure *tis betterj if Heaven would tron&ntj 

To have no being; but they muft rcmam> 
For ever, and for ever be in pain. 
O inexprefliblej ftupendous pumflimcnt, 
Which cannot b* endurMj yet eiuft be underwent I 

But now J the eaftein ikies expanding wide. 

The glpiious Judge oninipeient defcends. 
And to the Aibtunary warld his paAage bcndg ; 
Wh^rc, c loathed with humau nature, he did once rellde. 

Round him the bright ethereal armies Ry^ 

And loud mumphfvut hallelujalu (mgt 

With ibnga of praJlc, and hymiifi of victory, 
To their celcitial king 5 

All glory, power, dominion, nnaJeJly, 

Now, and for everl ailing ag<;s, be 
To the Eflcntial One, and Co-&tcrnal Thr«, 
Perifli that world, as 'tis decreed. 
Which Taw the God incarnate bleed I 
* Pmfli by thy almighty vengeance tbofe 

Who durft thy perfon, or thy laws, expofe j 
The curfed refuge of mankind, and heirs proud feed. 

Now to the unbelieving nations (hew. 

Thou art a God from all eternity } 

Not titular, or but by office fo ; 

And let them the myfterious union fee 
Of human nature with the Deity. 

With mighty tranfports, yet with aweful fears. 
The good behold this glorious fight I 
Their God in all his majedy appears, 



IncfFable, amazing bright, 
And feate^ on a throne of evedafting light. 
Kound the ti-ibunal, next to the Moft Hjgh» 
In facred difcipline and order, ft^d 
The peers and princes of the iky. 
As they excel in glory or command. 
Upon the right hand that illuftrious crowd. 
In the white bofom of a ihining cloud, 
Whofe fouls abhorring all ignoble crimet. 

Did, with a fteady courfe, purfue. 
His holy precepts in the worft of times, 
Maugre what earth or hell, what man or devils could do, 
And now that God they did to death adore. 
For whom fuch torments and fucb pains they bore 
Returns to place them on thofe thrones above. 
Where, undifturb'd, uncloy'd, they will poflefs 
Divine, fubftantial happinefs. 
Unbounded as his power, and lading as his love. 

Go, bring, the Judge impartial, frowning, cries, 
Thofe rebel fons, who did my laws defpife ; 
Whom' neither threats nor promifcs could move, 
Not all my fufFerlngs, nOr all my love. 
To fave themfelves from everlafting miferies. 
At this ten millions of archangels flew 
Swifter than lightning, or the fwifteft thought* 
And lefs than in an inftant brought 
The wretched, curs'd, infernal, crewj 
Who with diftorted afpe6ts come. 
To hear their fad, intolerable doom. 
Alas ! they cry, one beam of mercy (hew, 




Thpu all-forgiviog D«ity ! 
To pardoo crimct, is natund to tface s 
Cru(h U8 to oothiDgy or rufpesid our voe* 

But if it cannoty canBOt be» 
And we muft go into a gulph of fire, 

(For who can with Omnipotence contend ?) 
Granty for thon art a God, it may at laft expire. 
And all oar tortures have an end. 
Eternal bnmingSy O, we cannot bear ! 
Though now onr bodies too immorta] are. 
Let them be pungent to the laft degree : 
And let our pains innumerable be j 
But let them not extend to all eternity ! 

Lo, now there does no place remain 
For penitence and tears, but all 
Muft by their actions ftand or fall s 
To hope for pity, is in vain ; 
The dye is caft, and not to be recallM again. 
Two mighty books are by two angels brought: 
In this, impartially recorded, (land) 
The law of nature, and divine commands : 
In that, each a&ion, word, and thought, 
Whate'er was faid in fecret, or in fecrct wrought. 
Then firft the virtuous and the good. 
Who all the fury of temptation ftood. 
And bravely pafs*d thro* ignominy,chains, and blood* 
Attended by their guardian angels come 
To the tremendous bar of final doom. 
In vain the grand accufer, railings br 
A long indi^lment of enormoiit H 


Whofe guilt wipM off by penitential tears, ■ 
And their Redeemer's blood and agonies. 
No more to their aftonifhment appears. 
But in the fecret womb of dark oblivion lies. 

Come, now, my friends, he cries, ye fons of grace, . 
Partakers once of all my wrongs and ihame, 

DefpisM and hated for my name $ 
Come to your Saviour's and your God's embrace ; 
Afcend, and thofe bright diadems- pofTeft. 
For you by my eternal Father made. 
Ere the foundation of the world was laid ^^ 
And that furprizing happinefs, 
Immenfc as my own Godhead, and will ne'er be Icfs* • 
For when I languifhing in prifon lay. 
Naked, and ftarv'd almoft for want of bread. 

You did yoHr kindly vifits pay. 
Both cloath'd my body, and my hunger fed, 
Weary'd with ficknefs, or opprefs'd with grief. 
Your hand was always ready to fupply : 
Whene'er I wanted, you were always by,* 
To (hare my forrows, or to give relief. 
In all diftrefs, fo tender was your love, 

I could no anxious trouble bear $ 
No black misfortune, or vexatious care. 
But you were ftill impatient to remove. 
And moum'd, your charitable hand fliould unfuccef5>fiil 
prove : 
All this you did, though not to me 
In perfon, yet to mine in mifery : 



And ihall for ever live 
Iq all the glories tbat a God can giv^ 
Or a created beintf "a able to receive. 

At this the arcbjte£l> dWiae on bigb 

Innumerable ihroDes of glory raife^ 

On whicb tbey. In appointed oitltr^ place^ 

The human coheirs of eternityj 
And with united hymns the God incarnate piaife t 
O holy, holy, holy^ Lord, * 
Eternal God, Almighty Dncj 
Be Thou for ever, ind be Thou afone, 
Jly ^1 thy creatyrc*! conrtautly adored t 
Ineffable, co- equal Three, 
Who from non -entity gave birth 
To Angels and to men, to Heaven and to earth. 
Yet always waft ThylVlf, and wilt for ever be* 
But for thy mercyj we had ne^cr pofTeft 
Thcfp thrones, and this ijnraenfe felicity ; 
Could Dc'er have been fo infinitely bleft ! 
Therefore all Qiory, Power> Dominion, Majefty^ 

To Thee, O Lamb of God, to Thee, 
por ever longer, than for ever, be ! 


Then the incarnate Godhead turns his face 
To thoie npon the left, and cries^ 

(Almighty vengeance flafliing in his eyes) 
Ye impious, unbelieving race. 
To thofe eternal torments go, 



PreparM for thofe rebellioiit fens of light. 
In burning darkaefii and in flaming night. 
Which (hall no limit or ceCatioii know. 

But always are extreme, and always will be fo* 
The final fenteace paA, a dreadifiil dmid 
Inclofing all the mirerable crowd, 
A mighty hurricane of thunder ro(e. 
And hurlM them all into a lake of GrCf 
Which aerer, never, nerer can expire } 
The vaft abyfs of endkfs woes i 

Whilft with their God the righteous moui»t oa iiigb. 
In glorious triumph pafling through the (ky, 

To joys immenfe, and cverlafting extafy. 



UNhappy man ! who, through fuccefltTe years. 
From early youth to life's laft chikthood errsj 
Ko fooner born but proves a*foe to truth | 
For infant Reafon is o'crpower'd in youth. 
The cheats of fcnfe wilt half our learning Aare^ 
And pre-conceptions all our knowledge ai'e, 
Reafon, 't is true, fhoufd over knk preikfe : 
Correft our notions, and our judgments gtfKfe ; 
But falfe opinions, rooted in the mind, ^ 

Hoodwink the foul, and keep our Realbn blintt« 
Reafon 's a taper, which but faintly barns j 
A'iaagaid-flame, that glows, and dies by turns s 


> * A. S •Hi:.' ^ ))|r 

We fee *t a litt|« whUe» and biit Vlittk iii«q^ i 
We travelbyiMUfktiastetflibf^ajft < 
But quickly <lyiil|^ it fMaket mi fwnA^ 
Like monuaf-ian, tktt never filtjr till oooA. 

The foul <;aa £nrit above the body rife) 
And all we fe^ it witb corpore al ^rei. 
Life now does fcareeiBoe gliaipfe of Iigiit 4i]^lay | 
We mourn in darknefH, and despair of 42y s 
Thgt natural night, oace dreft wkh cdent btamt^ 
Is now diihinifliM) aUd a twili|fht ftems | 
A mifj^Uaneaus compofitkNiy nsade 
Of night and dayi v( funlhme and of flMde. 
Through an uacertain medium now we look«^ 
And find that falfehood, whick for truth we tookt 
So rays projected from the eaftefa fldeli^ - -'* 

Skew the falfe day before the fml can* ri<e. 

That little knowledge now which man oblaias^ 
From outward obje6ks, and from feafe he gaihst 
He, like a wretched flavt ihuft plod and fweat ; 
By day muft toil, by night that toil repeat i 
And yet, at lall, what little fruit he gains! 
A beggar's harveft^ glean'd with Mighty pains t 

The pafiionsf ftill predomkiafRti will rule ^, 
UngovernM, nsde, not btsd in RrafoiT*s fchool |> 
Our underftandtng they with darkliefs fill, 
Caufe ftrong com^tiotii, and pervtrt the will. 
On thefe the foul, as on fome flowing tide, 
Muit fit, and on (htt raging billows ride^ 
Hurried away ) for how can be withftood 
Th' Impetuous torrent of the boiling blood ? 

Z 1 B^v 


Begone, falfe hopes, for all our learning *8 vain ; 

Can we be free where thefe the mle maintain ? 

Thefe are the tooU of knowledge which we ufe { 

The fpiritft heated, will ftrange things produce* 

Tell me, whoever the pailions could control. 

Or from the body difengage the foul : 

Till this is done, our beft purfuits are vain. 

To conquer truth, and unmixed knowledge gain s 

Through all the bulky volumes of the dead. 

And through thofe books that modern times have bredf 

With pain we travel, as through moorifti ground, 

Where fcarce one ufeful plant is ever found ; 

0*er-run with errors, which fo thick appear. 

Our fearch proves vain, no fpark of truth is there* 

What 's all the noify jargon of the fchools. 
But idle nonfenfe of laborious fools. 
Who fetter Reafon with perplexing rules ? 
What in Aquina's bulky works are found. 
Does not enlighten Reafon, but confound: 
Who travels Scotus^ fwelling tomes, fhall find 
A cloud of darknefs rifing on the mind j 
In controverted points can Reafon fway, 
When paflion, or conceit, ftill hurries us away \ 
Thus his new notions Sherlock would inAil, 
And clear the greateft myfteries at will j 
But, by unlucky wit, perplex'd them more. 
And made them darker than they were before. 
South foon oppos'd him, out of chriftian zeal 5 
Shewing how well he could difpute and rail. 


R {£ Al S D ' N.' 34t 

How ihall we e*er difcover which i« right. 

When both fo eagerly maintain the fight ? 

Each doe9 the other^s arguments deride ; 

Each has the church and fcripture on his fide. 

The (harp, ill-natur'd coihbat 's but a jeft 5 

Both njsiy be wrong ; one, perhaps, errs the lead. 

How fliall ^e know which articles are true, 

The old ones of the church, or Burnet's new ? 

In paths uncertain and unfafe he treads, 

Who blindly follows other fertile heads : 

What fure, what certain mark have we to know. 

The right or wrong, 'twixt Burgefs, Wake, and Howe ? 

Should unturnM nature crave the medic art. 
What health can that contentious ti'ibe impart? 
Every phyiician writes a different bill. 
And gives no other Reafon but his will. 
No longer boaft your art, ye impious race ; 
Let wars *twixt Alcalies and Acids ceafe $ 
And proud G — 11 with Colbatch be at peace. 
Gibbons and Radcliffe do but rarely guefs } 
To-day they 've good, to-morrow, no fuccefs, 
Ev'n Garth and • Maiirus fometimcs (hall prevail. 
When Gibfon, learned Hannes, and Tyfon, fail, 
And, more than once we 've feen, that blundering Sloaup, 
MiiUng the gout, by chance has hit the i^one { 
The patient does the lucky error find : 
A cure he works, thgugh not the cure defign*4« 

Cuftom, the world 's great idol, we adore; 
And knowing this, we feek to know no mor^* 
* $ir Richard Blackn^ore, 

Z 3 • ' Whit 



What educatian did at itrft receiTe, 
Our ripened age confirms ns to beliere. 
The carefiil norfe, and prie#, are all we noiSp 
To learn opinions, and our conntry's creed i 
The parent's precepts early are inftiird. 
And fpoil the man, while they inftnift tke child!. 
To what hard fete is human-kind betray*d. 
When thus implicit faith, a virtue made ; 
When education more than truth prevails. 
And nought is current but what cuftom feals ? 
Thus, from the time we firft began to know, 
Wc five and learn, but not the wifer grow. 

We feldom ufe our liberty aright. 
Nor judge of things by univerfal light t 
Our prepofleflions and affc6lJons bind 
The foul in chains, and lord it o*er the mind 5 
And if felf-intereft be but in the cafe. 
Our unexamin'd principles may pafs ! 
Good Heavens ! that man fhould thus himfelf deceive. 
To learn on credit, and on truft believe ! 
Better the raind no notions had retained. 
But ftill a fair, unwritten blank remain'd : 
For now, who truth from falfthood would difccrnj 
Mult firft difrobe the mind, and all unlearn. 
Errors, contracted in unmindful youth, 
When once remov'd, will fmooth the way to truth : 
To difpoffefs the child, the mortal lives; 
But death approaches ere the man arrives. 

Thofc who would learning's glorious kingdom find^ 
yi\^ dear-bo\k^Vvt ^urchafc of the trading mind, 


Rr E A p^ ^ Itr stft 

from many dangers mnft themfelTes aequk» 
And moretliMi 8cylla and Charybdis meet. 
Oh ! "vMUit mk «c«ui muft be royagf d o^er, 
T^ f0a a prs^^eft of Hie fliining flioreT 
Refitting rodlft tf^ipofc th* inquiring fonlf. 
And advtrft wares retard it as they roil. 

Does «c^ Atr fcio!ifl5 4?ferw«j \r? pay 
To men ihat livM long finccj mtr pafiagie {lay I 
What odd, prepofterous paths nt firit we treat), 
And UaiTi to walk by ftumbling on the dtaJ 1 
Fir ft we a blertirjg from the grave impJore, 
Worfliip old ujn«, 2Lnd monumems adi/ie t 
The reverend fage, with vaft efteera, we prlie i 
He liv'd long Jincc, and naud be wondrous wife I: 
Thus are wc debtors to the famous dmt^t 
For all ihofe errors vrliicU thdr fancies bred : 
Errors indeed ! for real knowledge IbyM 
With chofe firft tlmcsi not farther waa conveyed i. 
While light ofinioii^ are mncli lower braught. 
For on the waves of ignorance they float : 
But folid truth fcarce ever gains the fliore, 
So iboQ it iinks, and ne'er emergj^ more. 

Suppofe thofe many dreadful dangers paft; 
Will knowledge dawn, and blefs the mind, at laft^- 
Ah ! no, 't is now cnviron'd, from our eyes, . 
Hides all its charmsy and undifcoverM lies ! 
Truthy'tilte a fmgle point, efcapes the fight. 
And claims attention to perceive it right 1 
But what refembles truth is foon defcry'd^ 
SfH^di like a furface^ and expanded wide I 

2J V 1?tA. 


The firft man rarely, very rarely finds 

The tedious fcarch of long enquiring minds t 

But yet what ^s worfe, we know not what we err $ 

What mark does truth, what bright diftin^ion bear f 

How do we know that what we know is true ? 

How (hall we falfehood fly, and truth purfue ? 

Let none then here his certain knowledge boaft s 

*T is all but probability at moft : 

This is the eafy purchafe of the mind ; 

The vulgaris treafure, which we foon may find ! 

But truth lies hid, and ere we can explore 

The glittering gaaa, our fleeting life is o'er. 


OR, T H B 


A Pindaric Ode, on Christ's Second Appearancei 
to Judge the World. 

ADIEU, ye toyifh reeds, that once could pleafe 
My fofter lips, and lull my cares to eafe : 
Be gone j I Ml wafte no more vain hours with you i 
And, fmiling Sylvia too, adieu. 

A brighter power invokes ray Mufe, 
And loftier thoughts and raptures docs infufe* 
See, beckoning, from yon cloud, he ftandsj 
And promifes afliftance widi his hands i 



t fed the h^Bvy-ralling pod, 
li^cumbenti revd in hl% frail abode. 

How my breaft heaves, find pulfes beat I 
1 Ctnkf I iink, bcneatb the funoits beat i 

The weighty blifs o\rwhtlmft my brcaftj 
And over- flowing joys prpfufely wafte. 

Sotnc nobler bard, O facrtd Power, Inrpire^ 
Or foul more large, th^ ebpfes to recrivc t 

And, brighter yet, to catch the fire, 
And each gay following charm from death to fave t 
-^— In vain the fuit— the God inflam« my breaft ^ 

I rave, with entafies opprcft : 
I rife, the mountains lefTcn, and retire | 
And now I mix, xmfmg*d, with tlcmental first 

The leading deity I have in view ; 
Nor mortal knows, a» yet, what wondera wtll en fee. 

We pafa'd through regions of unfullled light ; 

I gaz'd, and ficken'd at tbeblifsful (ight i 
A Hiuddering palencfs feii'd my look : 

At lalt the peft flew off, and thus I fpoke } 
** Say, Sacred Guide, (hall this bright clime 

** SurvivA the fatal teft of time, 
** Or periih) with our mortal globe below, 
. ** When 5»n fun no longer fhines ?" 
Straight I finifh'd— veiling low j 

The vifionary power rejoins $ 
^ 'T is not for you to aflc, nor mine to fay, 

** The nicetici of that tremendous day. 


}4< P0MFRET*8 P O B M ^. 

*^ Know, when o^r-jaded Time his round has mi^ 
^ And finifli*d are the radiant journeys of the fun^ 

" The great dedfive mom fliall rife, 
** And Heaven^s bright Judge appear in opening (kies I 
*' Eternal grace and juftice he *ll beftow 

*' On all the trembling world bdow.** 

He faid. I mus'd } and thus returned % 
** What enfig^s, courteous ftranger, tellf, 

«« Shall the brooding day reveal ?** 
He a»fwer'd mild. ■ »■■ - 

<* Already, ftupid with their crimes, 
^ Blind monals proHrate to their idols lie:. 

<< Such where the boding times, 

** Ere ruin biased from the fluicy ficy |. 
** DiilblvM they lay in fulfome eafe,. 

** And revel' d in luxuriant peace 5 
<< In bacchanals they did their hours confume, 
*< And bacchanals led on their fwift advancing doom,'*' 

Adulterate Chrifts already rife. 

And dare t' affuage the angry ikies j. * 

Erratic throngs their Saviour's blood deny» 
And from the Crofs, alas ! he does negle6led figb^- • 
The Anti-Chriftian Power has rais'd his^Hydra hetd^ 
And ruin, only lefs than Jefus* health, docs fpread^- 

So long the gore through poifbn'd veins has £k)w>*d^ 

Tliat fcarcely ranker is a fury's blood $ 

Yet fpecious artifice, and fanr difguife. 

The monfter's Ihape, and curft defign, belies: 


A fiend's bl^ck veoom, in im angd*? raicn. 
He quafiif anjd fitters, the cont^ious Ipleett 
Straight^ when he iimffae« lus lawlafi rfiigiu 

Nature fliall paint ih^ fhining (cent, 
Q^ick as the lightaiug which mfpuri the triin* 

Forward confufion ihall pt\>vokc the fray. 
And nature from htr ancient order ih^y \ 

Black tempers J gathering from the fcas ai^uncf^ 
In horrid ranges Ihall advance j 
And, aa they march. In thickeft fable i drc*wn*d» 

The rival thunder from the cloudi Jhall founds ' 
And lightnings jgln the fearful dance s 
The hindering ajmiea o'er the fkita fhall fpicadp, 

Aiid univeifa] teiTor Ihed j 
Loud ilTuing pcala, and rifing ihttH of frnok«, 

Th' encuniber'd region cf the air fhaU chuk« | 
The noify main fliajl b/h the fuffcring ftiortf, 

And from the rocka the breaking billyw* rowl 

Black thunder burfts, blue lightning hurni, 

And melting worlds to heaps of a/het turni I 
The forefU (hall bentath the tempeft bend* 

And rugged winds the nodding c^tvt rtnds 

Reverfe all Nature*t web (hall nm. 
And fpotleff mifrule all aroundi 

Order, its flying foe, confound ; 
Whilft backward all the threads (hall haftetobe unl^ian* 

Triumphant Chaos, with his oblique wand, 
(The wand with which, ere time begun^ 


His wandering flaves he did command, 
And made them fcamper right, and in rude ranges ron) 

. The hoftlle harmony (hall chace ; 
And as the nymph rcHgns her place, 

. And panting to the neighbouring refuge flies. 
The formlefs ruffian (laughters with his eyes. 
And following ftorms the pearching dame's retreat. 

Adding the terror of his threat j 
The globe fhall faintly tremble round. 
And backward jolt, diflorted with the wound. 

Swath'din fubdantial (hrowds of night. 
The fickening fun (hall from the world retire. 

Stripped of his dazzling robes of fire j 
Which dangling, once, (hed round a lavi(h flood of light ! 
No frail eclipfe, but all e(rential (hade. 

Not yielding to primaeval gloom, 

Whilft day was yet an embryo in the womb ; 
Nor glimmering in its fourcc, with filver ftreamers 

A jetty mixture of the darknefs fpread 

O'er murmuring -Egypt's head j 

And that which angels drew 
O'er Nature's face, when Jefus died | 
Which (leeping gho(ls for this miftook, 
And, rifing, off their hanging funerals (hook, 
And fleeting pafs'd exposed their bloodlefs breafl to 

Yet (ind it not fo dark, and to their dormitories glide. 

* ' Nbw 


Now bolder firt8 appear. 

And o'er the palpable obfcurement fport, 
Glaririg and gay as falling Lucifer^ 

Yet mark'd witb fate^ at when he fled th' sethcrial 
And plung'd into the opening gulph of nighty 
A fahre of immortal flame I bore^ 
And with this arm, his flouriihing pEume I torej , 
And llraight the fiend retirated from thi? fight. 

Mean lime the lambent prodigies on high 

Tak-c gamcfiimc meafures in the fky j 
Joy*d with bis future feaft, the ihundei^ roars 

In chorus to th' rnonimua harmony ^ 
And hoi loo's to bis offspring frorn fulphureous ftores s 
Applauding how they tilt, and how they flyj 

And their each nimble turn, and radiant creibaffy* 

The moon ttirns paler at the light, 

And all the blading; orbs deny thdr light y 
The lightning with its livid tail, 
A train of glittering terrors draws behind. 
Which o'er the trembling world prevail j 
Wing*d and l>lown on by ftorms of wind, 

Tiiey fliew the hideous leaps on either hand> 
Of Night, that fpreads her ebon curtaina rounds 
And there erefls her royal ftand, 

In feven^fold winding jet her confcious temples bound* 

The ftars next, ftarting from their fphei*c$. 
In giddy revolutions leap and bounds 

S50 P0MFR£T*6 P O E M S^ 

Whilft this with doubtful fury glaret. 
And meditate, new wan^ 
And wheels in fportiye gyret arouad^ 
Its neighbour fliali advance to fight | 
And while each offers to enlarge its rights 
The general ruin (hall increafe. 
And banilh all the votaries of peace. 
No more the ftars, with paler beams » 
Shall tremble o*er the midnight (htamiA 
But travel downward to behold 

What mimics them fo twinkling there : 
And, like Narciifus, as they gain more near^ 
For the lovM image ftraight expire. 
And agonize in warm defire. 
Or flake their luft, as in the ilream they roll. 

Whilft the world burns, and all the orbs below 

In their viperous ruins glow. 
They fink, and unfupportcd leave the (kics. 

Which fall abrupt, and tell their torment in the 
Then fee th' Almighty Judge, fedate and bright^ 
CloathM in imperial robes of light ! 
His wings the wind, rough ftorms the chariot bear. 
And nimble harbingers before him fly, 

And with officious rudenefs brufli the air 5 
Halt as he halts, then doubling in their flight. 
In horrid fport with one another vie. 
And leave behind quick-winding trafts of light 5 
Then urging, to their ranks they clofe. 
And ftiivering, Icil they ftart, a failing caravan compofe. 
3 The. 


The Mighty Judge ndcs tn temf^cftiioiift Jlaie 
Whrlft mighfy guards htt orders wait s 

Hi& wnving Tdtmeu£s fhinc 
Bright 19 the fun, which lately did iti beatti fefign* 
And burni^^d wreaths of light fha 11 mxke hi> fornt 

Strong bi^ams of majcfly sround hi« templef play« 
And the tr^nfcendanr gaiety of hti face alUy : 
Hti Fcitber's reverend ch;ir^£%eri he *U wear. 

And both overwhelm with light* and ovcr'awt witk 

Myriad* of angeli fhall be there, 

And X, perhaps, cbfe the tremendoui rear ; 
Angel f, the firft and faireft fon& of day, 

Chd with eternd youth, and aft their veilment»gayw 

Nor for m^gnificente alonet 
To brighten tnd ttiUtgt the pageant kmrn^ 
Shall WE encircle his more dazriing throne, 

And fwell the ludre of his pompous trail} | 
The m ruble mmifltrs of bUA or woe 

Wr fhall attend, and fa ve, or deal the blow, 
A« He admrtt to jpj, or btdt toj»ain. 

The welcome news 
Through eyeiy Angers hrtaJk freih raptures ihall-dif- 
The day is come^ [fufe* 

When Satan with his powers (hall fink ta endlefs doom* 

No more {hall we his hoftile troops purfuc 
•From cloud to cloudy ncr the long fight renew. 



li%: P O M F R E T^ 8 P O B M 8J 

Then RaplMtl, big with life, Ac tramp Audi fyamif^ 
From filling fi^ioret the joyfiil nnific ifaall reb6imdti<»4W i 
And ftismnd (bores (hall catch uui propagate it jwnit- - 
Louder be Ml blow, and it flnll fpoik moB^-pnlk'^' 'il, 
*- Than when, from Sinai*t hill. 
In thunder through the horrid reddening £BDiEe» 
t. . Th* Almighty fpoke. » n: .♦•g^ ' 

We *11 Ibout around with martial Joy, . -i ?. A ' 
And thrice the vanlted flciet IhaU rend» 

llionts reply* 
Then firft th* Archangers iroiccy aloud. 
Shall chearfullyialute the day and 
And HaUclujab fill the croud ^ 
And I, perhaps, (hall clofe the ibng*. 4 - 

Ttom its long deep all human race fiiall'rift. 
And fee die mom and Judg^ advancing in tibe Ikiett - 

To their old tenements the fouls return, 
Whilft down the fteep of Heaven as fwift the Judge de^ 

Thefe look illuftrious bright, no more to mourn : 
Whilft, fee, diftra6led looks yon ftalktng ihades attend.. 
The faints no^more (hall confiift on the deep. 
Nor rugged waves infult the labouring (hip ) 
But from the wreck in triumph they arife^ 
A^d tibme to blifs (hall tread cmpyxeal (kies. 


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THE Choice - - - Page 415 

Love triumpltant oyer Rcafon. A ViHon 221 
The Fortunate Complaint ... 24X 

Strephon^s Love for Delia jufli£ed, in an Epiftlc to 
Celadon - ... 248 

Epiftle to Delia •* . * 253 

A Paftoral Eflay on the Death of Queen Mary, Anno 
1694. . - - - 158 

To his Friend under Affliction - - 165 

To anotte Friend. under Affliction * • 269 

To his Friend inclined to roarry - -272 

To a Painter, drawing Dorinda's Picture - 273 

To the Painter, after he had finifticd Dorinda's Pic- 
ture - - - - 2175 
Cruelty and Luft. An Epiftolary- EfTay - ibid. 

On the Marriage of the Earl of A with the Coun- 

tefs of S— -^ - - - 290 

An Infcription for the monument of Diana, Cuunltfs 
of Oxford and Elgin - - - a94 

The fame attempted in Englifli - - a9S 

Upon the Divine Attributes - ^ 29^ 

Eleazar*s Lamentation over Jerufalcm - 312 

A Prorpfcl of Death. - •* • 3'9 

EOMFRli-T. A «t ^*^ 

•^$4- t no^ TT Tl K T S. 

On' the Geaeral Confiagratioii« and enfuing Judg- 

mcnt - . - • 2*7 

Kcafon. A Satire - - - 33^ 

Diet Koviffima : Or, theXaft Epiphany. A/ Piiidftric 

Ode, on Chrift'8 Second Appearance to judge the 

world • « - . - Sf^ 



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H U G H E S. 



O F 

O H N HUGHES, Esc^, 


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JNSPIR^D by what melodious Hughes has fung, 
ril tune a lyre, that long has Iain undrung i 
AwakM from drowfy iloth^ and Toothing reft. 
Poetic tranfports iire my raviftiM breaft i 

What pleafure muft retiring Drydbn find^ 
To fee that art his flcilful Mufe refin'd, 
So inuch improved by thofe he leaves behind ! 
So when a father fees a careful fon 
Enlarge thofe coffers, which were firft his own. 
With joy to heaven he lifts his aged eyes, lo 

BleflTes his profperous heir, and calmly dies. 

May all your fortune, like your numbers, (bine, 
And fmoothly flow, without one rugged line ! 
Till we confefs the genius is the fame, 
That guides your fortune, and poetic flame. 15 

So when of old fome fportive amorous god 
VouchfaTd awhile to leave his bleft abode, 
In whatfoever form the gueft appeared. 
His heavenly luftre ihone^ and was revered. 

Catharine-Hall, W. Worts. 

Cambridge. ' February, 16^7* 


To the Memory of Mr. HUGHES. 

ROUND Hughes's humbk, though diftinguiih'd 
Tli£ Mufes, wreathM with baleful cyprefs, mourn i 
In every fare a deep diftrefs appears, 
Eacii eye overflows with tributary tears : 
Snch was the fcene, w'':en, by the gods requirM, 5 

Majeftic Homer froin the world retired : 
Such grief the Nine o!er Maro*8 tomb beftow*d j 
And tears like thefe for Addifon late flowed, 

SnatchM from the earth, above its trifling prai/e, 
Thoe, Hughes, to happier climes thy fate conveys 5 |o 
Eas'd of its load, thy gentle fpirit roves. 
Through realms refulgent, and eel eftial groves j 
The toils of life, the pangs of death, are o'er. 
And care, and pain, and ficknefs, are no more. 
-O may the fpot that holds thy bleft remains, 15 

(The nobleft fpoil earth's fpacious bread contains,) 
Its iilbute pay ; may richeft flowers around. 
Spring liglrtly forth, and mark the facred ground 3 
There may thy bays its fhady honours fpread. 
And o'er thy urn eternal odours (lied ; %o 


♦ Daughter of Judge Cowper, afterwards married 
to Col. Martin Madan, author of the Progrefs of 
Poetry, &c. and ftill living, an ornament to her fcx 
and age. Another of her compofitions is perfixed ta 
the Poems of Mr. Pope, N. 


Immortal as tby f^me, and verfe, ftill grow^ 
Till thofe (hall ceafe to live, and Thames to flow; 

Nature fubdued foretold the great decline. 
And every heart was pIungM in grief, but thine 5 
Thy Ibul, ferene,Nthe confli6l did maintain, 25 

And tracM the phantom death, in years of pain j 
Not years of pain thy fteady mind alarmed. 
By judgment (IrengthenM, and with virtue arm*d{ 
Still like thyfeir^ when finking life ebbM low. 
Nor ralhly dar'd, nor meanly fearM the blow 5 %m 
Loofe to the world, of every grace poileil, 
Greatly refign'd, thou fought'll the ftranger, rest : 
Firm as his fate, fo thy own Phocyas dy'd. 
While the barbM arrow trembled in his fide. 
Drawn by thy pen, the theory we fee ; 35 

The pra6lic part, too foon Z beheld in thee. 

Who now fliall ftrike the lyre with (kill divine, 
Who to harmonious founds * harmonious numbers join I 
Who the rapacious tide of vice control, 
Aflfd, while they chann the ienfe, reform the foul ! 40 
In whom the lovely (ilter-arts unite, 
' "With virtue, folid fenfc, and boundlefs wit ? 
Such was the turn of thy exalted mind, 
Sparkling aspolifliM gems, as purelV gold refin'd. 

Great Ruler of our paffions ! who with art 45 

Subdued the fierce, and warmed the frozen heart, 
Sid glioiy in our breafts with temper beat, 
.4^jid vahyar, (eperate from feverifli heat, 

B 3 Love, 

* Opera ef Calyplb and Telemachus. 


Love, in iu tnie» its genniiie loftre rift» 

And» in Eudoci?, bid it charm our eyes. 

Virtue diftreft| thy happy linet difdofi^^ . 

With more of trioraph than a coDqncror JcwMpi | /"< 

TouchM by thy hand> oor ftabborft 

And flowing tears the well-wrcwght fyf 

That filent eloquence thy power appforM 

The caufe fo g^tj *twas generont to b« Bior*d* 

What pleafure can the bnrfting heart pctfleft^ 
In the laft parting, and fevere diftreft f 
Can fame, wealth, honour, titlet, joy beibiWy { 

And make the labouring breaft with tranQtortgliMr? f%; 
Thefe gaudy trifles gild our morning brigbt, ^] 

But O ! how weak their influence on our a%hl 1 ^i 

Then fame, wealth, honour, titles, Tamly blooiBy ' J; 
Nor dart one beam of comfort on the gloom | ' - 91 
But if the ftruggling foul a joy receives, €$' 

''Tis in the juft applaufe, that confcious virtua gives > 
This blamelefs pride the dying Hughes pofieft, 
SoftenM his pain, fat lightly on his breaft. 
And foothM his unofl^ending foul to reft. 
Free from the bigot*8 fears, or ftoick*s pride, 70' 

Calm as our chriftian hero liv*d, he dyM. 

As on the utmoft verge of life he ftood. 
Ready to plunge, and feize th' immortal good, . 
Collating all his rays difi\is'd,,in one. 
His • laft great work with heightened luftre flionef 75 
There his juft fentiments, transferred, we viewMI 
Bu() while our eyes the fliining path purfu*d, 


And fteep afcent his fteady judgment gained. 
The ihining path, alas I alone remainM.— 

So when the fun to worlds unknown retires. So 
How ftrong ! how boldly (hoot his parting fires! 
Larger his fetting orb our eyes confefs. 
Eager we gaze, and the full glory blefs;. 
As o*er the heavens, fublime, his courfe extends. 
With equal ftate, the radiant globe defcends, S5 

Sinks, in a cloud of gold, and azure bright. 
And leaves, behind, gay tracks of beamy light. 

IF for ourfelvesthe* tears profufely flow^ 
Too juftly we indulge the tender woe. 
Since thou in virtiie*s robes waft richly dreft. 
And of fine arts abundantly poiTeft ! 
Btit if we rather (hould congratulate 5 

A friend^s enlargement and exalted ftate; 
RcfignM to Providence, what can we lefs 
Than chearful hail thy longed-for happinefs, 
Who now, releasM from every piercing pain, 
D6ft in the realms of light triumphant reign ! zo 

February, i7i9:-io. W. Duncombe. 

B 4 TO 



T o r B t 


LOST too eariy ! and too lately knowaV 
My love*s intended mariu receiftf iv one'i 
Where, new to eafe, and reiKnt from thjrpiUDPa! 
With ampler joy thou tread^ft the blilaful pliipi t '. ^^' 
If there, regardful of the ways of men, ^ ' 

Thou feeft with pity, what thoo dnce haft been* 
O gentle (hade ! accept this hamUe verA^* 
Amidft the meaner honours of thy hearfe. 

How does thy Phocyas warm Britamiia*t jpuAg 
In arms to glory, and in lote to truth ! t9'i 

Oh ! if the Mnfe of famre auglbl fn^gek .^ ' ^ 

Theie feeds ikall ri^en ia tha coMig agiii ' ^ 

Then youths, renown*d for many a field weU-fough^ 
Shall own the glorious leflbns thou haft taught) 
Honour's ftrift laws (hall reign in every mind» i| 
And every Phocyas his £udocia find. 

! yet be this the lowcft of thy fame. 
To form the heio, and inftruft the dame } 

1 fee the chri((ian, friend, relation* fon. 

Bum for the glorious courie that thou Ya^ft run. •• 

If aught we owe thy pencil, or thy lyre. 

Of manly ftrokes, or of fuperior (ire, 

How muft thy Mufe be ever own'd divine^ 

And in the facred lift unrivard.fhine ! 

Nor joyous health was thine, nor downy ea&i *S 

To tfhtt ioiXA^tn "voa the foft recei&i 



Worn with difeafe, and never- ceafing pain. 

How firmly did thy foul her feat mainiain ! 

Early thy fide the mortal (haft received. 

All, but the wounded hero. Jaw and griev'd. j©- 

No fenfe of fmart, r.o anguifli, could control, 

Or turn'the generous purpofe of his foul. 

Witnefs ye nobler arts, by heaven defign'd 

To charm the fenfes, and improve the mind, 

How through your maze*;, with incefiant toil, ^5 

He urgM his way to reap th' immortal fpoil I 

So fabled Orpheus tun'd his potent fong, 

Death^s circlir\g (liades and Stygian glooms among. 

Of thy great labours this, the laft * and chief, 
At once demands our wonder, and our grief 5 40 
Thy foul in clouded majefty till now, 
Iks fimfk'A beauties did but partly ibow. 
Wondering we faw difcksM the ample ftore, 
Griev'd in tlwt inftant, to expert no moj-e. 

So in the evening of fome doubtful day, 45 

And clouds divided with a mingled ray. 
Haply the golden fun unveils his light, 
•AAd his whole glories fpreads at once to fight ; 
Th' enlivcn'd world look up with gladfome chcar, 
Blefs the gay fcene, nor heed the night fo near j 50 
Sudden, the lucent orb drops fwiftly down 
Through weilern flcies, to fliine in worlds unknown. 

March 28^ 1720. 

Wm. Covtper. 


^ The Siege of Damafcus. 


FR O M Ay long Ingoidiiiigb aad 
Of brcfttfaandlalMMrdnwa* tod'^ 
AccoanpUftM^Mrit'. dMu tt kngduBt finM^ 
Born into blifii and ianMftaliqr! 
Thy ftnig^citranoaMni the gdm it «m| 
Thy browi cndided wkh |he fiAorlt crowm |. 
While londy left, UMl.dtlblii» bdon^ 
VnU grief I fed, umI itt a B&ou»*s woe t 
Yet would I linger oii». a littlt fpasr|. 
Before I cl<de my qvicfc-cspiring iic^ . l^.-; 

TUl I have gathered mp, ipithgratcfal pMMb .-i 

Thy WoEKs^ thy^lear wnperiftiag iBoviMs. 
Am nndpcayiag MomauMmr. to iaad». 
BaitM to thy nam by thy om inlliil hand- 
Then kt me linffvMi earth mfwilitnginf'y, Sfv i 
To meet thy Ibal in Uaie of living day,.' 
Rapt to the ikies, like thee, with joyfol fli^il». 
An inmate of the heavens, adopted into light ! 


Jabbz HUGHiS*. 
Ob. 17 Jan. 1731. 
Anno JEt. 46* 



IMMORTAL Bard ! though from the world retir'd. 
Still known to fame, ftill honoured, and admir'd ! 
While, fiird with joy, in happier realms you ftray, 
And dwell in mansions of eternal dayi 
While you» confpicuous through the heavenly choir, 5. 
With fwelling rapture tune the chofen lyre j^ 
Where echoing angels the glad notes prolong,. 
Or with attentive filence crown your fong } 
Forgive the Mufe that in unequal lays 
Offers this humble tribute of her praife. la 

Loft in thy works, how oft I pafs the day. 
While the fwift hours ileal unpercei? M away } 
There, in fweet union, wit and virtue chaim. 
And nobleft fentiments the bofom warm $ * 
The brave, the wife, the virtuous, and the fair, 15; 
May view themfelves in fadelefs colours there. 

Through every polifliM piece corre£lnefs flows. 
Yet each bright page with fprightly fancy glows j 
Oh I happy elegance, where thus are join'd 
A (olid judgment, and a wit refinM \ ae 

Here injurM Phocyas and Eudocia claim 
A iafting pity and a lading fame : 
Thy heroine^s fofter virtues charm the Hght, 
And fill our fouls with ravifhing delight. 
Exalted love and dauntlefs courage meet,. s^, 

To make thy heroes character compleat. 
This finifh*d piece the nobleft pens commend | 
And e?*ii the critics are the poet's friend. 


Led on by thee, thofe * flowery paths I wwrn,, "* ; 
For ever lovely,, and for erer ntiw, ...... . . fk''^ 

Where all the Graces with Joint force cn|pig(^ ^^ 
To ftetn th* impetuous follios qf tht 9ffpi .^^ '^ 

Virtue, there dcckM in ever-blooming chartiBV . . < 
"With fuch reri(Ne£s rays of beauty warmiy \. ■] 

That Vice, abafli*d, confounded, fl^uflu away,. ^ '^- 
As night retires at dawn of rofy day. ', . ;/ 

Struck' with his guilt, the hardy Atlleift' dineiub ". « 
Approaching fate, aftd trembles as he reads 4 
Vanquiflrd by reaAm, yet aAamM 
He dares not dwn a God, nor yet <fenyi ' . . 4# ' 
Convinced, though late, forgivenelii he imploresj 
.Shrinks from the {awe of hett, and* hetfVcn adores. 

Hither the wild, the frolick, and the gay, « 
As thoughtlefi through their wanton rounds they htjf 
C*ompeM*d by fame, repair with curious eye, 45^ 

And their own various forms with wonder fpy. 
The cehfor fo polite, fo kindly true. 
They fee their faults, and (icken at fhe view. 
Hence trifling Daition ceafes to be vain $ 
And Cloe fcorns to give her lover pain i 50 

Strephon is true, who ne'er was true before j 
And Cslia bids him love, but not adore. 

Though Addison and Steele the honour claim, 
Here to ftand foremoft on the lift of fame $ 
Yet Itill the traces of thy hand we fee, 51 

Some of the brightcft thoughts are due to thee. 


'* AWudm^ Vo ^<t%^touQx%NTO.\\!«!wV^ Mc. Hughes 


While then for thofc illuftrious bards wetnourn. 
The Mufe (hall vifit (hy distinguished urn } 
With copious tears bedew the (acred ground. 
And plant the never-fading bay around. -60 

Here through the gloom, afpiring bards explore , 
Thefe awful relicks^ and be vain no more : 
J«earning, and wit, and fame itfelf mud die j 
Virtue alone can towering reach the fky. 
This crown'd his life. Admire not, heaven in view, 5^ 
He to the glorious prize with tranfport flew. 
A fate £0 bkft ihould check our dreaming woe. 
He reigns aboye^ his works furvive below. 


Late of Trinity-Hall^ 





/^CCtDlT heu nimtumfato fublams acerbo, 

Occiclit Aonidum decu& i\lt dolot^ue Jbroruml 
Qusc tc, magnr, tyis rapuit fors ^fpera, vawi f 
Quo fugb, ah 1 noflns nurtquam redjturut in orat f 
En t tibi ferali crinem clnxlre cupn^Jfoi 
Et circum cineies Parnailix numina lugent, 
Ipfa tuam (ict adhuc, flebitque Britannia moreem: 
Te p atria cxpofdCi foecundsque criminia ietas« 
Non tua te pietas, non candida vita, nee ariei 
Ing^nus?^ dura juvfnem eripuere ^pulchro ! iff 

S^d tibi mdrs tongos nequicquam invideril annosi 
Dum maneant clarac monumenca perennla firnXf 
jPirdeufqiie volet fuperas fuus atesin aura^, 
♦ Spernis trita fonans ple£lrutn, teutiirquc camoewa 
Haud peus auxiliiim ; terris te plena rc;li^is 
Mens lapit impavLdunij ccelique per aidua duciU 
Jani procul ex oculis gentes & rtgna reccdunt ; 
Jam tetlus pcrit> & pun^lum vix cernltur orbii. 
At voSf itnmtnfi placidtilima lumina itiiindi, 
Sol, Luna, ^terno roerltas O ! pangite lauded 
Auflori dominoque j fuis concufla trcmifcat 
Sedtbus, £c magnum agnoicat Naiura Farentem^ 
Dum vatc* aicaaa, partim fententia vulgi 
Vt ftetfoitidtus, fublinrai carmine pandit t 
Quali^ vfrbortim pgmpa ! ut ruit ore prof undo 
Feirvidu9> ingenit ealeat cum Splrltut ingene I 

* H«c» SciftoKtma alludunt id fublimia il!a m*] 
th<>m XiiAx\ Ycltm■*X^k^^^^^m^:\\\lU^ HYy»lJ8 *» ] 


Nee minor incedis» tragico indignuiive cothurno. 
Dum tuus Arabicos Phocyas ruit acer in hoftes, 
Quis non sequalis toto Tub pe6lore flammas 
Concipity 8c fimili laudis fervefbit amore 1 30 

O qualis linguas divina potentia ! quali 
Arte trahis faciles animos ; feu jpeSkomAeSd 
Dura jubes, & pulchne acuis virtuds honoFej 
Sive intus placidos Eudocia concitet ignes ; 
Ah nimiuna, mmium infelix Eudocia 1 quern non 3 j 
Son tua fxvsL movet ? madidi ▼e6ligal ocelli 
<2ins neget ? infauftosijuis non depJoret amores^ 
Q Temper dannata pati fata afpera virtus I 
At tibi quis fenAis, qus mens, £udocia> cum jam 
£xtrahit infixam Phocyas tua fiamma fagittam, 40 
Secunis fatj» ^vitamque ex vulnere fundit ? 
Quis (atis ingenium comis miretur Abudae ? 
Quam piger ad pcenas, miferumque benignus in ho£> 

Exemplar vel Chriftiadis imitabile, mores 
Digni etiam meliore fide 1 O quam, nube remota 45 
Ertoris, unti eniteant pietatis honores^ 

Sed -quid ego plura hiclaudare nitentia pergam ? 
Tota nitet, pulchro tota ordine fabrica furgit, 
Et dele6bimur paifim, paiHmque monemur. 

ECollj^Mcrt. L.DUNCOMBB. 

Aaabilit Juvenis^ hujus Carminis Author, 
'^ Obiit %6 Decem. 1730 ; Anno ^tatis 15. 
^^^^ox, lira caput trifti circum?olat umbra*** Vi«g« 


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Spoken by Mr. MiLWARD, on the Revival of The 
SiEGB of Damascus, at the Theatre-Royal ia 
Drury-Lane, 21 March, 1734- 5< 

XT ERE force and fancy, with united charmtt 
^ -^ Mingle the fvireets of love with war^a alaniH* 
Our author (hows, in Eaftem pomp array *d» 
The conquering hero and the conftant maid. 
None belter knew, I'uch noble heights to fjar, J 
Though Phspdra, and though Cato charmed before^ 

While in the luftreof his glowing linev^. 
Th^ Arabian paradiie fo gaily fliinea. 
With winy rivers, racy fruits fupply*d» 
And bcautios fparkling in immortal pride, !• 

Gallants, you'll own that a refiCblelif fire 
Did judly their enamoured breads infpire. 

At fir ft, a numerous audience crown'd this play, 
And kind applaufes maikM its happy way. 
While He,like his own Phocyas, fnatch'd from view,!^ 
To fairer realms with ripenM glory flew. 
Humane, though witty ; humble, though admirM { 
Wept by the great, the virtuous lage expired ! 

Still may the bard, beneath kind planets bom. 
Whom every Grace and evt ry Mufe adorn, •* 

Whofe fpreading fame has rcacuM to foreign landsi ., 
"Ktcti^^ (\dUA xxvbute too from Briciih hands. 

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TLJ EAR, Britain J hear n rough unpr:iflis*d 
''" tongue ! 

Though roiiph my voice, the Mufe inTpir^s the fongf 
The heavcn-hora Mufe j cv'n now llie iprmgs Her 

ft.nd bearR my rsprui'd luul through untracM realms 

of Itght, 
We mini lit alaft, sod, in our airy "Psray, 5 

Retiring kingdonts farbcneatU furvey. 
Am id ihtr re(t a tjiHciou!! (iufl ^ppe.irs, 
DSkure in view, snd on itsvil^ge wears 
Black hos'ering mifts, which, (hjckpning by degrees. 
Extend a loLiring itoriti tj\f e:mh and Teas. 10 

But, lo ! an Eaftern lighr, arillng high, 
Drives the tempeftuous wreck along the iky I 
Then thus the Mufe — ^.cok down, my (on ! and fee 
The bright proceifion of a deity ! 
Bhc fpoke; theftorm dlfpers'd} vanifli'd the night; 15 
And wel]-known Europe (lands difclosM to fight. 

Of various ftates, the variotis bounds appear; 
There wide Hifpania, fruitful Gallia hf re ; 
Belgians moiU foil, confpicuous from afar, 
And Flandria, long the field of a deftni£Vvvc >N?Lt. 10 



German la too, with clufter'd vines o'crfpread ; 

And lovely Albion from her watery be»l. 

Beauteous above tlie reft, rears her aufpicious head. 

Beneath her chalky cliflfe, fca-nymphs refort. 

And awful Neptune keeps his reedy court j 25 

His darling Thames, rich prefents in his hand 

Of bounteous Ceres, traverfes the land } 

And fccms a mighty fnake, whofe fliining pride 

Does through the meads in fmuous volumrs glide. 

Ah, charming ille ! faireft of all the main ! 30 
Too long thou doft my willing eye detain. 
For fee a hero qh the adverfe ftrand i 
And, lo ! a blooming virgin in his hand ! 
All h:iil, celeftiai pair I —a goddeis ihe, 
Of heavenly birth confeft, a more than mortal^ He ! 35 
Vi6lorious laurels on his brows he wears , 
Th' attending fair a branching Olive bears j 
Slender her fhape, in filver bards confined 3 
Her fnowy garments loofely flow behind, 
Rich wirhembroiderM ftc^r3,andrufilein the wind. 40 ] 
But once fuch differing beauty met before. 
When warrior Mars did Love's bright queen adore ; 
Ev'n Love's briglit queen miglit feem lefs winning faic^ 
And Marsfubmit to his heroic air. 
Not Jove himfelf, iniperivil Jove can (how 4^ 

A nobler Mien, or more undaunted brow, 
Wlfcen his ftrong arm, through heav'n's wtherlal plains^ 
Compels the kindled bolt, and awful rule maintains. 

And now embark'd they Teek the Briiifh Ifles. 
PleasM will) tbe diarge, propitious Ocean fmiles. 50 




B«fore> old N«ptune fmooths die liquid way; 
Obfequious Tritons on the furface play ; 
And fportful dolphins, with a nimble glance. 
To the bright fun their flittering fcales advance. 
In oozy bed? profound, the billows deep, 55 

No clamorous winds awake the Hlent deep j 
Kebuk'd, they whifper in a gentle breeze. 
And all around is univerfal peace. 

Proceed, my Mufe ! The following pomp declare ; 
Say who, and what, the bright attendants were I iO) 
Firft Ceres, in her chsriot feated high, 
By harnefsM dragons drawn along the flcy j 
A Cornucopia filTd her weaker hand„ 
Charg'd with the various offspring of the land. 
Fruit, flowers, and corn ; her right a fickle bore j €5 
A yellow wreath of twifted wheat /he wore. 
Next father Bacchus with bis tigers grac'd 
Thfe (how, and, fqueezing clufters as he pafs*d, 
QuafF'd fUwing goblets of rich-flavourM wine. 
In order, lail fucceed the tuneful Nine ^ 70 

Apollo too was there 5 behind him hung 
His ulelefs quiver, and his how unftrungj 
He touch'd his golden lyre, and thii«? he fung. 

** Lead on, great William ! in thy happy reign 
•' Peace and the Mufes are leilor'd aguin. 75 

•* W?r, that fteice lion, long di.V.aining law, 
•* Kan;;M uncontrolM, and kept the world in awe, 
•* While trembling kingdoms crouch'd beneath hii 
•' paw. 

C a *' At 




bis 3 


** At laft the reeling monfter, drunk with gore, 

" Falls at thy feet fubdued,and quells his roar 5 8« 

** Tamely to thee he bends his fliaggy mane, 

** And on his neck admits the long-rej-£Ved chain. 

" At thy protc£ling court, for this bleft day, 

** Attending nations their glad thanks (hall pay : 

** Not Belgia, and the refcued ifle alone, S5 

** But Europe fliall her great deliverer own. 

•* Rome's mighty grandeur was not more confcft, 

" Whtn great Antonius traveled through the Eaft, 

*< And crouds of monarchs did each morning wait 

** With early homage at his palace gate. 90 

*• Hade then, bright prince ! thy Britain's tranfport 

** meet ; 
** Hafte to her arms, and make herblifs complete I 
•* Whaie'er glad news has reach'd her liflening car ' 
*• While her long-abfent lord provokes her fear, 
** Her joys are in fufpence, herpleafures unfmcere. i 95 
•* He comes, thy hero comes ! O beauteous ifle ! 
*' Revive thy genius with a chearful f.nile ! 
** Let thy rejoicing fons frefh palms prepare, 
** To grace the trophies of the finifhM war ; 
•* On high he hung the martial f-vord infl>eath'd, 100 
'* The fhield with ribbons drefs'd, and fpear with ivy 

*' wreathM ! 
*' Let fpeaking paint in various tablets fliow 
** Paft fcenes of battle to the croud below I 
*' Round this triumphant pile, in ruftic dance, 
<< The fhoutingrwainsiliall hand in hand advance; 105 

« The 


** The wealthy farmer from hi« toils (hall ceafe 5 -| 
** The ploughman from the yoke his IJnoking fteers I 
" releafe, y 

** And join to folemnize the feftival of peace. 
** No more for want of hands th' unlabourM field, 
** Choak'd with rank weeds, a fickly crop fl»all yield ; no 
•* Calm peace returns 5 behold her fhining train I 
** And fruitful plenty is reftor'd again.**— 

Apollo ceas'd. The Mufes take the lound. 

From voice to voice th" harmonious notes rebou 
And echoing lyres tranfmit the volant fugue 

round I 115, 

Mean while the fteady bark, with profperous galc.«. 
Fills the large flieets of her expanded fails. 
And gains th* intended port ; thick on the (Irand, 
Like fwarming bees, th* aflembled Britons (land. 
And prefs to fee their welcome fovereign land j 
At his approach, unruly tranfport reigns 
In every bread, and rapture fires their veins. 
A general fhout fucceed«5, as when on high 
Exploded thunder rends the vaulted &y. 
A fliort convulfion (hakes the folid (hore, 125 

And rocks th' adjacent deep, unniov'd before j 
Loud acclamations through the valleys ring. 
While to Augufta^s wall the croud attend their king. 

And now behold * afinifh'd temple rife, 
On lofty pillars climbing to the ikies ! 130 

C3 Of 

• The choir of St. Paul's was firft opened on the 
day of thankfgiving for the peace. 

ind, ■% 

ound, / 
ue a- C 

115 J 

is galc.% 

120 J 


OF bulk ftupendousy its proud pile it rears. 
The gradual produiSl of fucceflivc years. 
An inner gite, that folds wi»h iron leaves. 
The charmM Ipcftator's entering fteps receiver. 
Where curious works in twifted ftems are fcen 135 
Of branching foliage, vacuous between. 
O'er this a vocal organ, mounted high 
On marble columns, ftrikes the wondering eye 5 
And feeds at once two fenfcs with delight, 
Sweet to the ear, and fplendid to the fight. 140 

Marble the floor, enrich'd with native ftains 
Of various dye, and llreak'd with azure veins. 
Ev'n emulous art with nature feems to ftrive. 
And the carv'd figures almoft breathe and live 5 
The painted altar, glorious to behold, 145 

Shines with delightful blue, and dazzling gold. 
Here firft th' illulhious three, of heavenly race. 
Religion, Liberty, and Peace, embrace ; 
Here joyful crouds tlieir pious thanks exprefs. 
For Peace rellorM, and heaveii's indulgence blefs 150 
Auipicious ftruclure ! born in happy days, 
Whofe firlt employment is the nobleft, praife ! 
So, when by juft degrees th' eternal Thought 
His fix days labour to perfeflion brought. 
With laws of motion firft endued the whole, 155 

And bade the heavens in deftin'd ciicles roll. 
The polifliM fpheres ccmmenc'd their harmony; ^ 
All nature in a chorus did agree, t 

And the world's birth-day was a jubilee. 3 


[ 43 1 

ON KiN'G William's return from 

HOLLAI^D, 1699. 


t> E GIN, qelcftial Mufe 1 a ttxneful ftraio "] 

Of A] bion's pi inc€ CDndiift<?d o^tr t ht m ain j ( 

Of coujts conceard in wa^cs, anJ Ntptunt'^jwaiery f 

Sing, from bene a rb, hf^w ihe°rtt:t\ ^ehy 

R ofe to t h c fw V e rei g T? of Uir B n n fli fea j 5 

To power confefi'd, the triple tit ace refipnN^ 

O'cr-iui'd the floods, ami chargM rhe tehtl wlndj 

Secured his paflage homtw^rd, atid reftur'd. 

Safe to the Inveliei^ in*-, iliplii-it lyv'd lord. 

The generous name of Montague has long i« 
Been fam\l in-veife, and grac'd the poefsfong j 
In verle, himftlf can h ippy wonders do, 
The bed of patrons, and of poets too. 
Amid the (killful choir that court his ear. 
If he vouchfafe thefe ruder lays to hear, 15 

His bright example, while to him I f.ngf 
Shall raife ray feeble flight, and mount me on the wing. 

On Albion's Eaftern coa(t, an * ancient town 
Overlooks the fea, to mariners well known ; 
Where the fwift f Stouius ends his fnaky train, 10 
And pays his watery tribute to the main : 

C 4 StouruSy 

* Harwich. 
f The River Stoure,that runs between SuffoWi^itv^'S.^^^. 


Stourus, whofe ftream, p»olific as it gliJe^ 
Two fertile counties in its courfe divide'^ 
And rolls to leaward with a lover*8 pace : 
' There beauteous Orwell meets his fond embrace j 25 
They mix their amorous dreams, the briny tide "J 
Receives them joinM ; their crooked fhores provide > 
A fpacious bay within, for anchorM (hips to ride, j 
Here, on the margin of the rolling flood, 
Divinely fair, like fea-burn Venus, ftood 30 

Britannia's genius, in a robe array'd 
OF broider'd arms, and heraldry difplayM : 
A crown of cities charged her graceful brows } 
In waving curls her hair luxuriant flows; 
Ccleftial glories in her eyes are feen 5 35 

Her ftature tall, majeftic is her mitn. 
With fuch a pr. f;:nce, through th' adoring flcies 
Shines the great parent of the deities j 
Such towery honours on her temples rife. 
When, drawn by lions, flie proceeds in ftatej 40 

Trains of attendant-gods around her chariot wait j 
The mother-godclefs, with fupcrior grace. 
Surveys, and numbers o'er her bright immortal race. 

While thus the lovely Genius hovers o'er 
The water's brink, and from the fandy ftiore 45 

Buholds th' alternate billows fall and rife 
(By turns they fmk below, by turns they mount the 
fkies) 5 

«• And muft, (he faiJ 

«* Then paus'd, and drew a figh of anxious love j 
«< Mull my dear lord this faithlefs ocean prove j 50 

" Efcap'd 



' *' EfcapM the chance of war, and fraud iof foci| » 
" Wilt thou to waning waves thy (aacd life expofei 
*i Why am I thus divided by (liefcaj 
*• From all the woilH, and all ihe world in ihw? 
*' Could fighs and tears the rage of tempers bind| ^j 
*' With tear* Vd bribe the feasj wkh figbs ihe wiiid : 
'* Sort-ftghiOg galea thy canvas fhould infpiief 
** But hencPj ye boifleiQUs ftormfi ! far heiice re lire 
** To bland wogdu ; there your mad powers appcufe^ 
•' And fcuur ihe dully pbtu?, or ftrip tlic ft^reft (ruts j 6a 
** Or lodgM in hollow rot Its piofoindly flcep^ 
*' And reft from the l<>ud labour of the deep ! 

*' Why ilionld I fear ?■ U hcroeii be the ci*rc 

"Of heaven abuve, an4 heaven inciines to prayer, 

** Thou fairil fecure j my foiiswith Ittlcd ey^^, «^| 

•* And pious vo^j, for thee have gained the fltiei* 

•* Corne then, my much-lov'd lord l No more ih'aj arms 

" Of wafteful war require thee from nvy arms. 

" Thy fword gives plenteous peace; but without thee, 

" Peace has no chaims, and plenty "s poverty : 70 

«* At length enjoy, for whom you've fought, the queen 

*' Of iflands> bright, majeilic, and fcrene ! 

** UnvciPd from cloud?, which did her form difguife, 

** And hid a thoufand beauties from thy eyes. 

** A thoufand treafures unfurveyM invite j^ 

" Their lord to various fcenes of new delight. 

** Come fee the dower I brought 1 My fpacious downs, 

" My numerous counties, and my ancient towns; 

** Landflcips of rifing mountains, fhaggy woods, 

** Green vallies, fmiling meadows, filver floods, «c^ 


** And plains with lowing herJs cnrich'd aroiindy 
*' The hills with flocks, the flocks with fleeces crowned. 
■** All thcfe with native wealth thy power maintain, 
** And bloom with bleflings of thy eafy reign. 
•* Hafte, hoift thy fails ! and through the foamy 

«* brine, 85 

*' Rufh to my arms ! henceforth be wholly mine ; 
** After nine tolUbme years, let flaughter ccafe, 
•* And flourifh now fcciire, in the foft arts of peace!** 

She fald ; th' in treated winds her accents bore. 
And wingM themefTigeto the Belgic fhore. 90 

The pious hero heard, nor could delay 
To meet the lovdy voice, thatfummon*d him away ; 
The lovely voice, whofe foft-complaining charms 
Before had cali'd the fuccour ofhis arms. 
Nor caird in v.".in j when firM with generous rage 95 
T' oppofe the fury of a barbarous age. 
Like Jove with awful thunder in his hand. 
Through ftorms and fleets at {e:i, and foes at land. 
He urg'd his daring w.iy ; before his flght 
On filvcr wing^, bright Glory took her flight, 
And left, to guide his courfe, long fliining tracks 
of light • 

And now once more embark'd, propitious gales 
Blow frefh from (hore, and fill his hollow fails. 
As when the golden god, that rides the day, 
Drives down his flaming chariot to the fea, 105 

And leaves the nations here involved in night. 
To diftant regions he tranfports his light j 


^ 100 ( 
acks r 


So William's rnys, by turnsj hvo n^tlctna chear ; 
And when hs fets to thcnrif he rifei here. ' 

Forihken Btlgia, ere die (liip withdrt\Vp no 

Shet! f^ciieroiJ* tetiri, anil tretich'd this {oh zdltM ; 
*' Since tmptre CHllsth^e, and % gloriovis ihr^ne^ 
*' Ttijr people's weighty inicreft^, Tind thy own ; 
*' (Thousfh rtrn^^ling lore would fain perfuade thy 

" ftflj ) 
** Got where ihy better fortune UsiIb tlic way I 1 1 j 
*' Me^n v^ile iTiy Ififs, qlliJw me m coiTiplain, 
" And wlrti^ah no ' ih^it partial \v](h were vain. 
*' Though honour^il Cre^e had nurs'd the thundering 

" God, 
** Crete wEi$ Diit always bleft wi*h hla aliodc f ^ 

*' Norway it fitj that Wilham^s godljki; mfnd, no 
" For nations born, fliould b^ ta One confin'd, 
■* Thi* onlygirinij firce I rniif* nfk no mot*, ' 

** Revifitonce again your native fhore \ 
** That hope my forrow^ Ihall beguile ; and thoti, "J 
** My hnppy rival ! wilt that hope allow ; 125 f 
** *Tis all th* enjoyment, fate has left me now, ' J 
*' So may'ft thou, fair Britannia ! ever be 
*' Firm ro thy fovereign's love, and his to thee ! 

. «' While widowM T' There rifing fighs reprefs'd 

Her fainting voice, and ftiflcd — in the re(l. 1 jo 

Now, while the bounding veffel drives before 
The gtifty pales, and leaves the leflening fhore, 
Behold ihe parting clouds to diftance fly, 
And golden gloHcs, pouring from on high 
New drefi the day, and chear th* enlightened (k^ I ^'?>S ^ 



One (hooting beam, like lightning doubly bright^ 
Darts on the middle main its ftreaming light. 
Lo ! William's guardian angel there deicends | 
To Neptune^s court his heavenly mtflage tends : 
In arms celeftial, how he (hines afar, 140 

Like Pallas marching to th' awakeiiM war t 
His left hand gripes a ipacious orb of fliield^ 
With tbouiand intercepted dangers fiird. 
And deaths of various kind ; his right difplays 
A tempered blade, that fpreads a formidable blaze. 145 
He ftrikes the waves ; th* obfequiaus waves obey, 
Andy opening in a gulph, dilclofe the downward way* 

O Mule ! by thee condu6led down, I dare 
The fecrcts of the watery world declare ; 
For nothing fcapes thy view j to thee ^tis given, 15a 
To range the f'pace of earth, and feas, and heaven, 
Defcry a thoufand forms, conceal'd from fight. 
And in immortal vcrfe to give the vifions light. 

A rock there lies, in de))th of fea profound 3 
About it? clefts, rich beds of pearl abound, 155 

Where fportful nature, covering her retreat 
With flowing waters, holds her fecret feat : 
In woods of coral, intricate (he (bays, 1 

And wreathes the (hells of fifii a thoufand ways, f 
And animates the fpawn of all her finny race. 160 J 
Th' unnumberM fpecies of the fertile tide. 
In (hoals, around their mighty mother, glide. 
From out the rock's wide cavern's deep below. 
The rufliing ocean rifes to its flow ^ 



Andy ebbing, here retires; within its fides, 165 

In roomy caves the god of Tea refides. 
Pillars unhewn, of Jiving ftone, bear high 
His vaulted courts j in (lornis the billows fly 
O'er th* echoing roof, like thunder through the 

And warn the ruler of the floods to nfe, 170 

And check the raving winds, and the fwoln 

waves challife. 
l^ich fpoils, by plundering tempefts hither borne. 
An univerfe of wealth, the palace-rooms adurn. 
Before its entrance, broken wrecks are feen 
In heaps deformM, a melancholy fcene. i^f 

Sut far within, upon a moffy throne, 
"With wafliy ooze and famphire overgrown. 
The f«. a -green king his foiky fceptre rears | 
Awful his afpe6l, numerous aie his years. 
A peaily crown circles his brows divine ; ifo 

Jiis beard and dewy hair Hied trickling drops of brine. 
The river-god?, his numerous progeny, 
On beds of ru(hcs round their parent lie. 
Here Danube and the Rhine j Nile's feciet fource 
Jewells here conceaPd ; hence Tiber takes his courfe; jgr 
Hence rapid Rhodanus his current pours ; 
And, iduing from his urn, majeftic Padus roars j 
And Alpheus feeks, with filent pace, the ]ov\ 
lian fliores. 

But, chief in honour, Neptune*8 darling fon. 
The beauteous Thames lies neareii to his throne. 190 


roars j 1 
vM Sici- f 

)• H U G H £ S *8 P O E M 8. 

Nor thou, fair Boyne 1 flialt pais iiiiineiitk»'*d hfp -h 
Already fung in ftrains that ne'er ihall diV* "A 

Thefe, and a thoefand more, whole wiiidliig taUfl 
Seek various landsi the wealthy fire maiiRBdjM) '^ 
£bch day, thefluid pertioBS he dividee^ ' t^. 

And fills their craving urns with frefli-reoniited tidctt 
But not alike ; for oft his partial care 
Beftows on feme a difproportiooM (hare ; 
From whence their fwelling currents, o*er-fiippiy*df 
Through delugM fi^ds in noify triumph ride* • tot^ 

The God was juft preparing to renew 
His daily taft, when fudden in hie view . 
AppcarM the gviardtan power» all dairHag-brig^f ' 
And; entering, 6a(hM the caves widi beHmy light. 
Boyne, Rhine, the Sambre, on their banks had feen to| 
The glorious form, and knew his martml mien } 
In throngs th' admiriiig Nereids roand him prefs^d, 
And Tritons croud to view the heavenly gueft. 
Then thus, advancing, he his will explains, 
** O mighty fovcreign of the liquid plains ! tie 

•* Hafte, to the furface of the dsep repair, 
'* This folemn day requires thy prefence there, 
•* To rule the ftorms, the riling waves reftrain, 
•* And (hake thy fceptre o'er the governed main. 
** By breathing gales on thy dominions driven 2t$J 
'< To thee, three kingdoms hopes in charge are gives, >* 
•* The glory of the world, andbtil belov'd of heaven.) 

« Behold him figur'd here !" He iaid, and held, 

ilefulgeut to his view^ the guardian Shield. 


210 J 

ight. > 


On the rich mouldy inwrought with flcill divine, zim 
Great Williams's wars in fplendid fculpture (hine. 
Here, how his faving power was firft difplay'd, 
Aad Holland refcued by his youthful aid j 
"When, kindling in his foul, the martial fljime 
Broke fiercely out, preluding future fame, ai^^. 

And found the frontiers dealt avenging fire ; 
Swift from the hot purfuit the blafted foes retire. 
Then battles, fieges, camps are gravM afar. 
And the long progrefs cf the dreadful war. 
Above the reft, Scneffe's immortal fight, 
•In larger figures ofFcr'd to the fight, 
"With martial terrorcharms, and gives a fierce delight. 
Here the confederate troops are forcM to yield, 
JDriven by unequal numbers through the field : 
"With his bright fword, young Nassau there withftandf 
Their flight 5 with prayers and blows he urges his 

Upbraids their fainting force, and boldly throws 
Himfelf the firft amidl^ the wondering foes. 
"What dare not mtn, by fuch a general led f 
Kallying wiih fhouts, their Hero at their ])ea<I, 240 
yir'd with new rage, afhamM they once did fiy, 
l^efolvM t' overcome, or refolute to die, 
Through trampled heaps of flain they rufh to viftory. 
Earth trembles at the charge ; Death, Blood, and Prey, ' 
Infatiate riot all the murderous day ; 245 ' 

Nor night it felf their fury can allay ; 
Till the pale moon, that fickens at the fight, 
JLtfires behiad a cloudy to blind the bloody fight. 





Again, the (hield in favage profpeft (hows 
An ancient* abbey, which rough woods inclofe j 150 
And precipices vaft abniprly rife, 1 

Where, lafe encamp'd, proud Luxemburgh defies > 
All open violence, or clofe furprize. J 

But fee ! a fecond Hannibal from far. 
Up the fteep height, condu6ls th' entangled war. 135 
Brave Offory, attended with the pride 
Of Englifli valour, charj^es by his fide. 
InclosM they fight; the forefls (bine around 
With flafhing fire« 5 the thwnder'd hillsrebound. 
And the (liockM country, wide beneath, rebel- 
lows to the found. 260 
Forc'd from their holds, at length they f|?eedtheir flight j 
Rich tents, and (lores of war, the vigor's toils requite. 
Then peace f nfues j and, in a (hining train. 
The friendly chiefs afleinSIe on the plain. 
An ardent zenl the Gallic geneial waims 265 
- To f-e the youth, that kindled fuch alarms ; 
Wordering he V'Cws j fecure the foldiers prefs 
Round their late dread, and the glad treaty blefs. 

Next, on the broad circumference is wrought 
The nine years war for lovM Britannia fought j %T 
The caufe the fame : fair Liberty betray'd. 
And banifh'd Juftlce, fly to him for aid. 
Here failing fliips are drawn, the crowded ftrandi 
And heaven's avenger haftening to the land. 

* Si« Dennis near Mens. 

ight. s 



Oppreflton, Fraud, Confufion, and Affright, 

Fierce fiends, that ravagM in the gloomy night 

Of lawleis power, defeated, fly before his daxiing lighi 

So to th' edipfing raoon, by the ftiU fide 

Of fome lone thicket, reveling haggs provide 

Dire charms, that threat the Heeplng neighbourhood, sSo 

And qu3fF, with magic mix*d, vad bowls of human 

blood 5 
But, when the dawn reveals the purple eaft", 
They vanifh fullen from th' unfiniflrd feaft. 
Here joyful crouds triumphant arches rear 
To their deliverer's praife; glad fenates there, 2S5 
In fplendid pomp, the regal ftate confer. 

Hihernia's fields new triumphs then fupply ; 
The rival kings, in arms, the fate of empire try. 
See where the Boyne two warring hofts divides, 
And rolls between the fight his murmuring tides! 29« 
In vain — hills, forefts, ftreams, muft all give place. 
When William leads, and vi61ory 's the chace. 
Thou faw'ft him, Boyne! when thy charged waters 

The fwiroming A)urfers to th' oppofmg Ihore, 
And, round thy banks, thou heard'ft the murderi 

cannons roar. 
What more than mortal bravery infpir'd 
The daring troops, by his example fir'd ! 
Thou faw'll their wondrous deeds ; to Neptune*8 court 
Thy flying waves convcyM the fwift report.